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April 25th, 2013
Following the death Wednesday morning at a local hospital of 83-year-old Newton businessman Joseph Schrum Epps, his family gathered to reminisce about the life of the man thousands knew simply as Joe Epps.
Shuford Elementary School's faculty and staff met to honor 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year Angie Sigmon on Wednesday, April 24.
A single car accident Wednesday night in North Newton injured three and closed a portion of North Main Avenue for several hours.
According to Newton police officials, Stacy Lee Puckett from 745 Boundry Street, Newton was traveling south on North Main Ave. at a high rate of speed and lost control of his 2003 Lexus 300 passenger car when he crested the hill near 13th street.
A pick-up truck parked in the parking lot of Newton Family Physicians at 767 West First Street, Newton burned and damaged two other passenger cars, Tuesday morning shortly after 10 a.m.
No one was injured.
A black 1985 Chevrolet Silverado Pick-up truck, driven by Willie Mae Wilson, caught fire due to an excessive build-up of oil and debris on the motor.
Richard Harrisâ€™ dream of running in the Boston Marathon on Monday quickly turned into a nightmare.
Three people were killed and more than 176 were wounded in the two explosions on Monday on the same street Harris had walked on just about an hour prior.
Max Tracy Earls, 49, of Conover, was convicted of Felony 1st Degree Rape of a Child, Felony Statutory Rape and 5 other related Felony child sexual offenses after a three day trial in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court this week.
WATERTOWN, Mass. â€”Â A 19-year-old Massachusetts college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombing was captured hiding in a boat parked in a backyard Friday night and his older brother lay dead in a furious 24-hour drama that transfixed the nation and paralyzed the Boston area.
An early afternoon riding lawn mower accident sent a Newton man to the hospital Thursday. The accident happened on the corner of Boston Road and N.C. 10.
Angie Queen, a nearby neighbor, identified the man on the mower as Pete Hollar.
A single vehicle accident, Wednesday on a busy street in Newton closed the road for an hour and injured a dog.
Jonathan Fulghum was driving his Jeep Cherokee east on West 7th Street Extension near Little Hill Road when he reached down to use his cell phone.
Catawba County Schools held a reception on Tuesday, April 16 at 4 p.m. for teachers who achieved National Board Certification and who renewed their certification.