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October 11th, 2013
Catawba County Animal Shelter is recognizing Adopt A Shelter Dog Month this October by offering half price adoptions through Oct. 19.
Joe Goble just celebrated his 99th birthday. Born in 1914, heâ€™s seen both world wars, the Great Depression and the invention of Internet. Goble remembers his first job, hitchhiking five miles to work for a dollar a day in Statesville.
He recalls driving across the country to find work in California but returning to see about a beautiful girl, whom he later married, in North Carolina.
Still enjoying his recent golf success, Catawba County volunteer fireman Tony Waters admits he treats his golf clubs like some men treat their guns.
A great example is his new TaylorMade driver for which he was recently fitted.
Cross-country athletes from all across the state of North Carolina competed in five different races on Wednesday at Southside Park in Newton at the 21st Annual United Way Unifour Invitational. The event brings more than 1,000 prep runners and their families each year to the area. For complete results from the United Way Invitational, see Sports on Page 10.
City Council members in Conover acted unanimously this week on two initiatives intended to bring jobs to the area.
One action sets up an agreement to cooperate with Catawba Valley Community College in a program to encourage entrepreneurs.
The other measure offers incentives to existing industry HSM to bring in additional jobs at a very high rate of pay.
About three miles south of the Catawba County line, a 12-year-old girl waiting to board a school bus early Tuesday morning was approached by a man who asked her name, among other things, before inviting her to go with him.
A Connelly Springs man faces a life sentence after being convicted Tuesdy of first degree murder in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court,
according to the District Attorneyâ€™s
Matthew Gene Hopkins, 24, was found guilty for his part in a 2011 homicide in Hickory in which several others, including Camyron Frederick Johnson, Robert Shannon McElwee, Emily Kathryn Starnes
In a case of who did it, playgoers will be on the edge of their seats at The Green Room's second production of the season, â€śAnd Then There Were None.â€ť
The play, based on Agatha Christie's 1939 murder mystery, is set to hit the stage tonight and run for two weeks. The mystery is based on an old British nursery rhyme about ten little solders who die one by one.
Brett's Ride began in 2004, to honor Brett Gosnell as he fought pediatric cancer.
The University of Virginia student and former Hickory High School valedictorian died in August 2006, following a three-year fight with his illness.
The Claremont Parks and Recreation committee invites you to attend the 17th annual Claremont Daze street festival on Friday and Saturday in downtown.
The festival's main stage will be in the Claremont City Hall Parking lot with vendors along Main Street and a kids corner of rides at the Claremont Police Department.