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July 24th, 2014

National Hot Dog Day

July 24, 2014

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.

Honoring the fallen at Soldiers Reunion

July 24, 2014

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.

“What better way to die, than die for your country,” Eunice recalled to be one of her son's lasting quotes.

Newton Unleashed

July 24, 2014

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.

July 23rd

Point guard Roberts: Hornets are 'on the rise'

July 23, 2014

Through the trails of being an undrafted rookie, Brian Roberts hard work paid off on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-1 guard was officially introduced as a member of the Charlotte Hornets.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014

Kenneth Steve Helms,age 63 of Lincolnton,passed away Sunday, July
20, 2014 at his residence. Memorial service will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Westside House of Prayer in Vale.

Angeline Thornhill Widener, age 82, of Lincolnton,passed away Saturday,
July 19, 2014 at Presbyterian Main in Charlotte. The interment will be at Spirit of Life Church of God.

2 Pink Magnolias on the move

July 23, 2014

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.

Commissioners ‘vote for jobs’

July 23, 2014

“An industrial park is a great idea, but you have the wrong the location.”

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 didn’t seem to agree.

July 22nd

West tops East in Madi Story's final prep game

July 22, 2014

Madi Story went out a winner Monday night during the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star basketball game in Greensboro.

Story scored four points and grabbed five rebounds, leading the West to a 82-68 victory against the East in the exhibition contest.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 22, 2014

Paul Henry Winebarger 97 of Conover died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Winebarger family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service, 828-465-2111.

Charlene Travis Stine, age 87, of Conover, died July, 18, 2014. The Stine family has entrusted arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton, NC.

County library seeks crowd-funding for community garden

July 22, 2014

The Catawba County Library is engaging the community to raise more money to better “seed” 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.

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