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July 13th, 2014

Hornets add depth at guard, sign Brian Roberts

July 13, 2014

Brian Roberts started his NBA career in 2012 as a New Orleans Hornet.

The 6-foot-1 guard agreed to a two-year, $5.5 million deal on Sunday to continue playing in the NBA — this time as a member of the Charlotte Hornets.

Undrafted after coming out of the University of Dayton in 2008, Roberts spent the 2008-09 season playing basketball for club Galil Gilboa in Israel.

July 12th

Hornets sign former Tar Heel forward Marvin Williams

July 13, 2014

After coming up short in the chase for Utah guard Gordon Hayward, the Charlotte Hornets have settled on another Jazz product.

Forward Marvin Williams has signed a two-year, $14 million deal with the Hornets, according to sources. All of Williams’ contract is guaranteed with no options — team or player.

PREP FOOTBALL: Area teams host summer camps

July 12, 2014

Below are youth football camps for each Catawba County high schools listed in alphabetical order:

Bandys Football Camp
Bandys High School has announced that the Trojan Football Camp will take place from July 24-26.

July 11th

Hornets fall to Warriors in Summer League opener

July 12, 2014

LAS VEGAS — Facing the defending Summer League champions was no easy task for the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.

The Golden State Warriors took a 11-0 advantage early in the contest and led wire-to-wire in a 70-58 victory against the Hornets at the Thomas and Mack Center.

Hickory Post 48 eliminated by Asheville in game four

July 11, 2014

Hickory Post 48’s season was ended on Friday at the hands of Asheville Post 70.

After winning two of the first three games in the series, Asheville took an early lead in game No. 4 on Friday at Henkel-Alley Field and never looked back on its way to a 5-4 victory.

Adopt-A-Spot

July 11, 2014

The Newton Appearance Commission is inviting the community to get involved in efforts to help beautify the city.

"The more we improve our looks the more people will want to come to the city," said Chairperson Collette Touchette.

Voter turnout on the rise

July 11, 2014

3,482 voters had participated in early voting as of Friday afternoon, according to the Catawba County Board of Elections. Director Amanda Duncan expected polls surpass 3,500 votes by the end of the day, nearly triple the usual turnout for a runoff election.

Curb Service in Newton

July 11, 2014

Construction has begun on a new median at the split of North Main and North College near Newton City Hall. Concrete is scheduled to be poured on Monday with construction slated to wrap up in two weeks, weather permitting.

Friday, July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014

Wendell Crim, age 66, of Newton passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 with his family by his side. No Services are planned at this time.

A Matter of the Heart

July 11, 2014

The sun shined through the stained glass windows as a crowd of people worshipped in the sanctuary formerly home to Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Newton. Calvary Chapel held their first service in the space on July 5, with standing room only.

The church hopes to plant new roots within the city.

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Blake Roberts rushed for two touchdowns, and the Newton-Conover defense played stout as the Red...
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