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June 20th, 2014

One of two suspects arrested in car chase

June 20, 2014

One of the two suspects involved in Wednesday’s vehicle chases has been arrested.

Erin Olivia Shell, 34, of 7799 Piney Mountain Street, Hickory, was arrested by Catawba County Sheriffs Office and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and resisting a public officer.

The Marijuana Debate

June 20, 2014

Marijuana legalization has been a hot topic in the U.S. for years. 20 states have laws in place that legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes, while Colorado and Washington have become the first two states to legalize the drug for recreational purposes.

South Newton student featured on Kia Classic ticket

June 20, 2014

Hundreds entered, but only two could win, and one of those those two Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn ticket-design contest winners is a third grade student from South Newton Elementary.

June 19th

Thursday, June 19, 2014

June 19, 2014

Dorothy Colleen Taylor Ikerd, age 87, of Newton, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Cardinal Healthcare in Lincolnton. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the Ikerd family.

June 18th

National Day of Making

June 18, 2014

Conover Mayor Lee E. Moritz, Jr. was one of only 20 mayors across the nation invited to join President Barack Obama on June 18 for the first-ever Maker Faire at the White House. Mayor Moritz also joined a policy discussion with senior Obama Administration officials to discuss support for manufacturing communities on economic, infrastructure and community revitalization.

Vehicle chase ends with brush fire

June 18, 2014

A stolen truck was spotted by a citizen on Moss Farm Road around noon on Wednesday.

Upon arrival at the reported location, deputies saw the truck pulling out onto Hwy. 127 and heading south, according to Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.

Car splits utility pole

June 18, 2014

A two-vehicle wreck shut down Settlemeyer Bridge Road in Newton shortly after noon on Wednesday.

Newton Fire, Police and NC State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) responded to a vehicle that was laying on its roof after striking a utility pole near the bridge.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014

Mr. James Harold Martin, age 89, of Lincolnton, died on Monday, June 16, 2014. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Warlick Funeral Home.

Bobbie Cornwell Spake, age 87, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Brian Center Health and Retirement in Lincolnton. Burial will be at the Maiden City Cemetery.

The woman of the post

June 18, 2014

When the American Legion Post 48 members gather for their weekly meeting, one person stands out within the crowd. That person is Pam Lytton ? the only female member of the post.

“Whenever I first started and was the only female going to the post regularly, some of my peers would disagree with that,” Lytton said. “But they’ve come around. That’s something that amazes me.”

The more things change, the more they stay the same

June 18, 2014

Citizens of Newton voiced their opinions to city council on how they feel about the new budget.

During Tuesday’s Newton City Council meeting, a public hearing was schedule on the agenda allowing citizens of Newton to let the council know how they on the budget.

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