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'Bambini' comes to Newton

December 31, 2014

There's a new “great bambino” in town.

After 30 years of working in an authentic italian pizzeria in New York, Dimas Chavez has made his way to North Carolina to share the taste of his famous pies.

In October of 2013, Chavez met the love of his life on Facebook – Francisca Tapia.

Maiden manhunt case comes to a close

December 31, 2014

Jeffrey Tucker, the convicted felon who sparked the manhunt in Maiden on the night of Thursday, Dec. 18 was arrested earlier this week.

Tucker was wanted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for a firearms violation, according to multiple sources.

December 30th

Truck slides through fence, pole

December 30, 2014

At approximately 2 p.m. on Monday, a truck carrying a septic tank veered off the roadway while traveling on Providence Mill Road near Maiden. The truck first struck a wooden fence, followed by a power pole and then came to rest on an embankment several yards from the first impact.

Man arrested for statutory rape

December 30, 2014

Allegations of sexual assault on a minor at the first of this year have resulted in an arrest.

Daniel Richard Tutty, 43, of Newton, was arrested and charged with statutory rape/sexual offense of a 13, 14 or 15 year old by a defendant six years older on Dec. 23.

State Cinema: Take Two

December 30, 2014

The familiar smell of popcorn and excited whispers of movie-goers filled the air at the State Cinema in Newton once again for their re-opening on Saturday, Dec. 27.

The theater, which has been a part of downtown Newton since 1937, abruptly closed its doors on Oct. 16.

December 29th

Schools donate to HSCC

December 29, 2014

Collin Barrett’s class at University Christian High School organized an Angel Tree to benefit the Humane Society of Catawba County. Students from the class dropped off food, blankets and a stack of gift cards for any future urgent needs to the shelters on the Friday before Christmas.

Tossing out the tree for free

December 29, 2014

Wondering what you'll do with your Christmas trees and other natural decorations after the holiday season is over? Catawba County's Landfill staff, in cooperation with Republic Services, has an answer for you.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

December 29, 2014

When the holiday celebration is over you don't have to let the good taste go to waste! There are a few creative ways to recreate new tasty dishes with remaining food. Here are some tips and tricks to makeover holiday leftovers.

December 22nd

Maiden Police provides meals

December 22, 2014

Maiden Police Department launched their R U OK program this year as a way to better serve the elderly population of the community.

Lt. Donna Hartman is heading up the program and worked to expand it for the holiday season, delivering meals to the 22 clients the program serves.

Catawba County searches for felon

December 22, 2014

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, a manhunt broke out in the Maiden area.

The hunt began with a car chase that lasted about 10 minutes that started when Catawba County authorities spotted Jeffery Tucker driving through Maiden.

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