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November 6th, 2013
Conover Mayor Lee Moritz Jr. held a strong lead over challenger Don Beal with one precinct outstanding Tuesday night, making Moritz appear the night's big winners.
As of press time, unofficial results showed him with a commanding lead of nearly 79 percent.
As parents drive up to Shuford Elementary to drop up their children Tuesday morning, they may not notice anything different, but an invisible line will have moved.
The school is now within the city limits of Conover, following a public hearing and unanimous council action Monday night.
Some folks are going to be very happy about the results of today's city, town and School Board elections. And some folks are going to be greatly disappointed.
A Maiden woman and a Lincolnton man and woman were arrested late Monday on charges related to the death of a Denver woman whose truck was pulled from a pond in northern Lincoln County on Monday.
Detectives say the three ran over the victim with her own truck early Friday morning.
In partnership with Appalachian State University, Catawba County operates a 7,381-square-foot center for biodiesel research, development and production.
â€śI cried when my momma took me out of school in the 10th-grade,â€ť said Mary Louise Sigmon-Harris, 93. â€śWe didnâ€™t have free text books and things. It was during the Great Depression and there wasnâ€™t any money around. I couldnâ€™t dress like the others, but I had a good, sharp mind.â€ť
To celebrate Halloween this weekend, several horses and their local friends masqueraded at Longview Equestrian Center on Settlemyre Bridge Road. Attendees were later judged with the first- and second-place winners appearing here.
Storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown of Summerfield shares creepy tales with Catawba County youngsters during Saturday eveningâ€™s Spooktacular in downtown Newton.
Some 4,000 people from around the region and beyond traveled Saturday to Plateau, in southwest Catawba County, for the 28th annual Hart Square festivital, featuring 97 historic structures dating from 1763 to 1860, along with artisan demonstrations.
A Southeast Catawba County man faces child sexual assault and kidnapping charges after being arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
Matthew Dylan Miller, 22, of 2434 Wellesbourne Lane, Sherrills Ford was arrested Wednesday and charged with one felony county each of taking indecent liberties with a child and second-degree kidnapping, according to a statement from the Sheriff's