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February 17th, 2015
Newton-Conover City, Catawba County and Hickory Public Schools have all announced they will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 18.
Wednesday is an optional work day for teachers and staff of all three school systems, starting at 10 a.m.
NCCS will make up the student day on Friday, April 3.
Even the cold wind of Thursday night couldnât keep seniors from attending Newton Recreationâs annual Sweetheart Dance. Around 50 men and women came from various counties to enjoy a night of fellowship and fun.
Dressed in shades of red, pink and purple, they gathered around decorative tables embellished with traditional paper hearts and roses.
Rolling smoke could be seen miles away along Hwy. 321 Business at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Friday when a Maiden business caught fire.
Johnny On The Spot Heating and Cooling, on Cemetery Street, was engulfed in flames when firefighters from Maiden, North 321 and Newton departments arrived.
Who do you think of when you think of love?
Your spouse, your parents, your friends? That's who come to mind for most.
The same goes for Maiden Cheerleading Coach Debbie Moose. However, her cheer squad also makes its way onto her list of loved ones.
Updated 12:30 p.m. Monday:
Catawba County Schools, Newton-Conover City Schools and Hickory Public Schools will release two hours early on Monday, Feb. 16 due to the forecast of inclement weather as early as 3 p.m.
Newton-Conover City Schools will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 17 due to the forecast of inclement weather.
"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