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February 13th, 2015
"We consider our volunteers to be doing more than just delivering meals â they're also checking in on people and making sure that they're doing okay," said Catawba County's Adult Services Supervisor for Senior Nutrition Services Jan Shaffer.
Catawba County Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers.
Pop artist Taylor Swift says being 22 years old is about dressing up âlike hipstersâ, having âbreakfast at midnightâ and falling âin love with strangersâ. For Jamie Frye â a 22-year-old educator with Newton-Conover City Schools (N-CCS) â life is about excelling in his fast-moving career and making an impact on students.
"I first started singing and getting involved with music at church," Campbell said.
Jessica Campbell was raised in Catawba, attended church at Olivet Baptist Church and sang the national anthem at Bandys High School -- she's nothing more than Catawba County born-and-bred.
A store that has been lighting up downtown Newton with colorful neon signs and antique displays for years is closing down for good on Feb. 20.
Neon By Ernieâs Sign Shop, operated by Ernie McSwain, said it was a financial decision to close the shop.
On Monday, Feb. 9, around 11:45 p.m., Conover Police Department responded to a call regarding an armed robbery at the Kangaroo Express gas station at Highway 16 North in Conover.
The suspect entered the facility wearing a white mask and all black clothing, armed with a honey knife, according to Conover Police Chief Steve Brewer
Around noon on Wednesday, a Chevy truck towing a trailer loaded with two other Ford vehicles was heading south on Hwy. 16 when it flipped over near the Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet dealership.
Both southbound lanes of Hwy. 16 were closed while traffic was redirected around the crash.
Catawba County Schools (CCS) has issued Holistic School Performance Grades for each of its 27 eligible schools.
Following an almost two month long investigation, a Catawba County woman has been charged with embezzlement from the business where she worked as a bookkeeper for six years.
Donna Marie Varin, 50, of 2540 Pinacle Drive, Catawba, NC was charged with one felony count of Embezzlement in Excess of $100,000.
Like a scene from the Alfred Hitchcock movie "The Birds," Newton is being invaded.
In case you haven't noticed, black vultures have made themselves at home throughout downtown, roosting at places like Beth Eden Lutheran Church, the Newton Water Tower and the old Goins Enterprise Commercial Warehousing building.
Fred T. Foard wrestler Brycen Walker leaps into the arms of head coach Mike Carey in celebration of his 4-2 overtime win against Moreheadâs William Pryor on Saturday. The Tigers (40-1) won their 67th straight home match, defeating the Panthers to earn their second dual team state title in the past three years. Walker was named Most Outstanding Wrestler.