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July 22nd, 2014

‘You’ve Got a Friend’ shooting music video in Newton

July 22, 2014

Local musician, Jonathan Birchfield, is making one of his biggest dreams come true — and you’re invited to be a part of the magic.

Birchfield will be performing with symphony orchestras worldwide with his recently formed tribute, “You’ve Got A Friend”.

County Commissioners hear concerns about Business Park 1764

July 22, 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.

July 21st

Hornets top Colts in league opener, 14-6

July 21, 2014

In a game that included five ejections, the Catawba County Hornets defeated the rival Carolina Colts 14-6 on Saturday.

The contest was a rematch of last year's Central Carolinas Football League (CCFL) championship game — which was also played at Westside/Jaycee Park in Newton.

Former Tar Heel Marvin Williams returns to his roots

July 21, 2014

A native of the state of Washington, Marvin Williams is returning to his North Carolina roots.

The 10-year forward was officially introduced as a member of the Charlotte Hornets on Monday during a special press conference.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

July 21, 2014

Carolyn Imogene Cline, of Conover went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. The Cline family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service, 828-465-2111.

Newton’s Nutcracker Prince earns scholarship to Nashville

July 21, 2014

A very gifted student from the NewArt School of Ballet, Ben Cunningham, will be joining the company at Nashville Ballet in August.

Cunningham began his training with NewArt School of Ballet in 2013. He came to NASB as an actor with a desire to improve his dancing and very quickly got hooked on ballet. Melissa and Michael French, who head the NASB, could tell Cunningham was very gifted.

The Walker of Newton

July 21, 2014

Norman Reedus didn't have his trademark crossbow ready when he entered his trailer after a day of filming, but maybe he should have.

As the actor who plays Daryl Dixon walked towards the bathroom, an anxious extra waited inside. The door burst open and out came a gnarly zombie who had become a pawn in "The Walking Dead" actors' notorious pranks. That zombie was Johnny Clontz, of Newton.

July 20th

Rockets end Hornets' run in Las Vegas, 83-79

July 20, 2014

The Charlotte Hornets run at the NBA Summer League championship is over.

Behind 25 points from Isaiah Canaan, the Houston Rockets ousted the Hornets, 83-79, in the semifinals of the Summer League tournament in Las Vegas.

Rookie P.J. Hairston led Charlotte (3-4) with a game-high 27 points and eight rebounds, while Josh Davis added 18 points and 14 rebounds.

July 18th

McElwee becomes seventh Crawdad to join Pelicans

July 18, 2014

For the seventh time this season, a member of the Hickory Crawdads baseball team has been called up.

Right-handed relief pitcher Josh McElwee was called up to High-A Myrtle Beach on Friday, joining fellow Crawdads Cody Kendall, Kevin Pucetas, Lewis Brinson, Nick Vickerson, Abel De Los Santos, and Kevin Torres as a member of the Pelicans.

Lance Stephenson officially introduced by Hornets

July 18, 2014

Lance Stephenson hopes to be the final piece in the Charlotte Hornets’ quest for an NBA championship.

The 6-foot-5 guard was introduced as the newest member of the team during a press conference Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

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Catawba native Bobby Lutz is a finalist for the head men's basketball coaching job at College of...

 

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