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July 25th, 2014
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol honored three local citizens for their assistance in finding the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run which occured on May 23 between Lincolnton and Maiden. Left to right: NCSHP 1st Sgt. Daryl Conley, Sgt.
Catawba County EMS workers are looking for the best barbeque grillers around as they prep for their annual fundraiser, Butts and Beans BBQ Challenge.
The 4th Annual event will be held on Sept. 26 and 27 at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds.
A stabbing that occured in Newton early Thursday morning resulted in the death of 20 year-old Jason Margarita.
Catawba County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call at 2162 Stove Drive, Newton, at about 1:59 a.m., said Sheriff Coy Reid.
Briley Lowe, 3, of Newton and friend Connor Mummert, 4, of Newton, chow down on hot dogs from Sonic in celebration of National Hot Dog Day.
Sgt. Chris W. Eckard, of Hickory, was on his fifth tour in the Middle East when he was stuck by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and killed instantly. Today, the soldier's memory lives on with his mother, Eunice.
âWhat better way to die, than die for your country,â Eunice recalled to be one of her son's lasting quotes.
For all the pet lovers out there who are burdened with having to leave furry family members home while venturing out, it's time to unleash that guilt. How about leashing the pet instead and heading to downtown Newton? The pet friendly business owners have given the community something to bark about, tweet on or slither to.
The former Epps building in downtown Newton will soon be home to a mother-daughter run gift store and boutique.
Rebecca and Jennifer Stiver will be relocating their store, 2 Pink Magnolias, from 200 North Main Ave. to the former Epps building on North College Avenue.
âAn industrial park is a great idea, but you have the wrong the location.â
This statement echoed in the 1924 Courthouse over and over Monday night as concerned citizens of the Startown community voiced their opinions on the proposed 1764 Business Park, but the Catawba County Board of Commissioners didnât seem to agree.
The Catawba County Library is engaging the community to raise more money to better âseedâ its new garden at the main library in Newton. Partnering with Citizinvestor, a crowd-funding and civic engagement platform, the project seeks local residents willing to invest in the community garden.