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February 27th, 2015
When it comes to maintaining health in our later years, eating right and fueling our bodies with nutritious food is key. Krystin Goodwin highlights the best foods for a longer life.
"I'm eager to see what things are happening in Newton," said City of Newton's new Planning Director Randy Williams.
On Feb. 25, Williams officially took seat as the city's new Planning Director.
Williams, 53, first got a feel for the job that he's in now in 1991 when he began working with the City of Conover as their Director of Planning and Economic Development.
For many students, snow days serve as a carefree day of freedom from class that can be spent sledding, building snowmen or sipping hot chocolate. But for more than 1,300 students across Catawba Countyâ€™s three school systems â€” Newton-Conover City Schools, Catawba County Schools and Hickory Public Schools â€” snow days could mean a day without food.
â€śThis is the kind of snow that I like,â€ť said 44-year-old Joan Wilder as she gets ready to put the eyes and nose on a snowman with her kids. â€śIt is here today, and gone tomorrow.â€ť
Snow-dusted roadways made for a slippery commute in Catawba County early Tuesday morning. Around 7 a.m., Conover Fire Department responded to a traffic accident on Conover Boulevard East near the intersection of Emmanuel Church Road where a red pickup truck had overturned down an embankment. When officials arrived on scene, the driver was entrapped in the vehicle.
County school buses were dusted with a fluffy snow on Tuesday and were cautioned not to hit the roads. Around 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, parents received calls from area school systems announcing a two hour delay for students. As flakes began to fall across Catawba County, school was called off for the third day in two weeks due to inclement weather.
The City of Claremont was recently awarded $240,000 in grant funds from the N.C. Department of Commerce.
The funds will be used toward the states Building Reuse Program and will support the reuse of a 10,000 sq. ft. building that owned by Prysmian Cables and Systems USA, LLC.
Vernon Bobby Dixon has been identified by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office as the suspect who was shot and killed during a home breaking and entering on River Bend Road just north of Claremont on Monday.
Chelsea Pendley, right, and her mom Robin, left, check out photos of sparkling bouquets at the Forever Jeweled booth at the first ever Downtown Newton Wedding Expo and Promenade. Chelsea, of Conover, visited Saturdayâ€™s event to check out local vendors and begin planning for her upcoming nuptials.
Newton-Conoverâ€™s Ahâ€™Ron Hope won a state title at 285 pounds on Saturday in Greensboro during the NCHSAA Individual State Wrestling tournament. The Red Devils also finished as team state runners up. For more, see Sports on Page 8 of the Tuesday Edition.