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February 20th, 2015
The marquee in front of the Old Post Office Playhouse in Newton suffered slight damage after a United States postal truck was clipped by a passenger truck on Wednesday afternoon.
The passenger truck, driven by Richard Coleman of Mooresville, was traveling east on E. A Street when he ran a red light, according to police reports. Colemanâs truck clipped the rear of the postal truck.
Word spread quickly about the passing of long-time elected official Cass Ballenger on Wednesday.
Serving at local, state and federal levels, within 38 consecutive years in elected office, Ballenger never lost an election.
Former U.S. Representative Thomas Cass Ballenger, 88, passed away on February 18, 2015 in his hometown of Hickory, NC.
Ballenger represented the 10th Congressional District of North Carolina from 1986-2005. He was also the founder and former Chairman of the Board of Plastic Packaging, Inc., a manufacturing company with plants in Hickory and Forest City, NC.
Recently, NerdWallet â a popular personal finance website â published a study ranking the best cities for young families within the state.
Conover, Newton and Hickory were among the ranks.
The study ranked a total of 123 places. The rankings were based on a set of five criteria that contributed to the overall "young family score."
Frozen roads and snow flurries proved to be an essential ingredient in Pizza sales across Catawba County during the storms earlier this week.
"When the white stuff starts coming down, business starts coming in," said Papa John's of Newton Manager Josh Knight.
The first winter storm of the year stalled traffic and closed schools in Catawba County Monday afternoon and throughout the day on Tuesday.
I love the absurd sayings of Yogi Berra. One of my favorites is, âWhen you come to a fork in the road, take it.â
Mondayâs winter blast postponed the Feb. 17 Newtonâs City Council.
The next regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Newton shall be March 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Mondayâs winter storm brought snow, sleet and ice to the southeast for the first time this year. Some areas reported several inches of snow while others saw mostly sleet and ice.
These conditions along with high winds and dropping temperatures caused several power outages throughout the night and into Tuesday afternoon, but Catawba County was spared from the power loss.