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February 17th, 2015

BREAKING: School systems announce closings

February 17, 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.

February 16th

Swaying Sweethearts

February 16, 2015

Even the cold wind of Thursday night couldn’t keep seniors from attending Newton Recreation’s 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.

Fire engulfs Maiden HVAC business

February 16, 2015

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.

A different kind of love story

February 16, 2015

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.

February 15th

BREAKING: N-CCS Closed Tuesday

February 15, 2015

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.

February 13th

Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers

February 13, 2015

"We consider our volunteers to be doing more than just delivering meals – 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.

‘Making the world a better place’ — one student at a time

February 13, 2015

Pop artist Taylor Swift says being 22 years old is about dressing up “like hipsters”, having “breakfast at midnight” and falling “in love with strangers”. For Jamie Frye — a 22-year-old educator with Newton-Conover City Schools (N-CCS) — life is about excelling in his fast-moving career and making an impact on students.

February 12th

Campbell brings new music to old home for performance at the Green Room

February 12, 2015

"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.

Lights Out Downtown sign shop to shut doors

February 12, 2015

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 Ernie’s Sign Shop, operated by Ernie McSwain, said it was a financial decision to close the shop.

Conover PD searching for armed robbery suspect

February 12, 2015

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

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