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March 18th, 2015

Woman allegedly bites police officer

March 18, 2015

Tamara Kennedy, 29, of Dixie Avenue in Newton, was indicted by Hickory Police Department Monday evening with one felony count of assault on a law enforcement officer and one misdemeanor count of resist, delay or obstruct a public officer.

The charges stem from a July 2014 incident where HPD responded to a civil disturbance in the 400 block of 2nd Street Place NE.

Leprechauns wreak havoc on Claremont Elementary class

March 18, 2015

Three classrooms at Claremont Elementary School were “vandalized” by pesky Leprechauns Tuesday around noon.

According to teacher Maria Wright, her class, along with the other second grade classes, were in the lunchroom when the incident happened.

March 17th

Lucky Enough-Kelly Village Cleaners proud of Irish heritage

March 17, 2015

Standing at the corner on Main Avenue in Newton is a lucky, green mascot that’s been guarding a pot of gold for the last 20 years. The leprechaun — painted atop Kelly Village Cleaners — is a symbol of Irish heritage that runs deep within the Kelly family.

Newton PD responds to multiple break-ins

March 17, 2015

Around 1 a.m. on Sunday, Newton Police responded to an alarm call at Fantastic Finds, a consignment shop located at 2581 North West Blvd. in Newton.

Upon arrival, officers found the front door had been busted open and several display cases had been broken into and items were missing, according to Major Tim Hayes.

March 16th

2015 NCAA Tournament Outlook: North Carolina Tar Heels

March 16, 2015

Campus Insiders presents "68 In :60 Driven by John Deere." In 60 seconds, our Jordan Cornette reveals how the Tar Heels will do in this year's NCAA Tournament.

March 13th

Conover race seeks first responders

March 13, 2015

In 2013, the first NC Trooper’s Footchase 5K kicked off in Conover. Led solely by Race Director and NC Highway Patrol Sgt. Kelly Stewart, 60 participants took off from the starting line that day.

Professor missing since weekend

March 13, 2015

A Silver Alert for a missing Newton man was called off less than 24 hours after it was issued, even though the man has yet to be located.

69-year-old Gary Marvin Brady, who was originally reported as a Newton resident, was last seen on March 6 in Durham at the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) where he is a math professor, according to family members.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Listen To The New Song From Disney's 'Frozen Fever'

March 13, 2015

Disney releases the new song, “Make Today the Perfect Day,” from the "Frozen Fever" short film.

March 12th

Local author brings attention to artists

March 12, 2015

They do art for a lot of different reasons but it’s always something that comes from deep within them that they have to express,” said author of “When the Spirit Speaks: self-taught art of the south,” Margret Day Allen.

“When the Spirit Speaks” is a book composed of stories and art from self-taught artists all throughout the south -- from Tennessee to Georgia to Lousianna.

Getting Digi with it

March 12, 2015

The State Cinema in Newton is getting a digital upgrade this week.
The iconic downtown theater is getting two new digital projectors to enhance the experience of movie-goers.

According to The State Cinema's owner Lisa McCoy, the new equipment has more pixels and delivers better sound than the previous 35mm projectors used by the cinema for many years.

Below is a look at Friday's spring sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Baseball East...
Below is a look at Thursday's spring sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls soccer...
Valentine’s Day 2014 is one Bandys softball player Mary Catherine Sigmon won’t forget.


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