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February 18th, 2015

Lights stay on in Cat. Co.

February 18, 2015

Monday’s winter storm brought snow, sleet and ice to the southeast for the first time this year. Some areas reported several inches of snow while others saw mostly sleet and ice.

These conditions along with high winds and dropping temperatures caused several power outages throughout the night and into Tuesday afternoon, but Catawba County was spared from the power loss.

February 17th

BREAKING: School systems announce closings

February 17, 2015

Newton-Conover City, Catawba County and Hickory Public Schools have all announced they will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Wednesday is an optional work day for teachers and staff of all three school systems, starting at 10 a.m.

NCCS will make up the student day on Friday, April 3.

February 16th

Swaying Sweethearts

February 16, 2015

Even the cold wind of Thursday night couldn’t keep seniors from attending Newton Recreation’s annual Sweetheart Dance. Around 50 men and women came from various counties to enjoy a night of fellowship and fun.

Dressed in shades of red, pink and purple, they gathered around decorative tables embellished with traditional paper hearts and roses.

Fire engulfs Maiden HVAC business

February 16, 2015

Rolling smoke could be seen miles away along Hwy. 321 Business at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Friday when a Maiden business caught fire.

Johnny On The Spot Heating and Cooling, on Cemetery Street, was engulfed in flames when firefighters from Maiden, North 321 and Newton departments arrived.

A different kind of love story

February 16, 2015

Who do you think of when you think of love?

Your spouse, your parents, your friends? That's who come to mind for most.

The same goes for Maiden Cheerleading Coach Debbie Moose. However, her cheer squad also makes its way onto her list of loved ones.

February 15th

BREAKING: N-CCS Closed Tuesday

February 15, 2015

Updated 12:30 p.m. Monday:

Catawba County Schools, Newton-Conover City Schools and Hickory Public Schools will release two hours early on Monday, Feb. 16 due to the forecast of inclement weather as early as 3 p.m.

Newton-Conover City Schools will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 17 due to the forecast of inclement weather.

February 14th

SD-7 2A, Northwestern 3A/4A brackets released

February 14, 2015

Below is a look at next week's Southern District 7 Athletic 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A boys and girls basketball tournament brackets:

Southern District 7 Athletic 2A

Girls brackets

First round games
No. 8 West Caldwell at No. 1 Bandys, 5 p.m. Monday
No. 5 East Lincoln at No. 4 Bunker Hill, 5 p.m. Monday
No. 7 West Lincoln at No. 2 Newton-Conover, 5 p.m. Monday

February 13th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep scoreboard

February 13, 2015

Below is a look at scores from Friday's regular-season finales in high school basketball:

Girls basketball
Bandys 60, Newton-Conover 53
Bunker Hill 44, West Caldwell 26
Hickory 71, Hibriten 16
Maiden 46, Lincolnton 35
St. Stephens 67, Fred T. Foard 37

Boys basketball
Fred T. Foard 78, St. Stephens 61
Hickory 65, Hibriten 59
Lincolnton 54, Maiden 40

Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers

February 13, 2015

"We consider our volunteers to be doing more than just delivering meals – they're also checking in on people and making sure that they're doing okay," said Catawba County's Adult Services Supervisor for Senior Nutrition Services Jan Shaffer.

Catawba County Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers.

‘Making the world a better place’ — one student at a time

February 13, 2015

Pop artist Taylor Swift says being 22 years old is about dressing up “like hipsters”, having “breakfast at midnight” and falling “in love with strangers”. For Jamie Frye — a 22-year-old educator with Newton-Conover City Schools (N-CCS) — life is about excelling in his fast-moving career and making an impact on students.

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