"It's a form of youth voice engaged in community decision making," said Catawba County 4-H Youth Development Director Donna Mull.
Youth councils exist on local, state and international levels among governments, non-governmental organizations and schools.
In the fall of 2013, Butch Parker, Assistant Athletic Director for Maiden High School, and Penny Howe, owner of Rose Mill Antiques, decided that downtown Maiden needed an event to draw in more business and rekindle the feeling of community. Within a few short months, the first ever Merry Maiden Downtown Christmas Celebration was born.
Carly Moser, of Claremont, was on her way out the door on Wednesday when she noticed smoke and flames coming from the house across the street. Moser called 9-1-1 at approximately 12:10 and members of Oxford Fire Department, Claremont Fire Department, Catawba Fire Department and Conover Fire Department arrived on the scene shortly thereafter.
Left with a sour taste in its mouth from last Fridayâ€™s 65-62 home loss to Newton-Conover, the Hickory boys basketball team responded in a big way.
The Red Tornadoes jumped ahead of the Red Devils early on the road, going on to win 80-71 on Wednesday in Newton.
Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 54, West Wilkes 38
Hickory 75, Newton-Conover 18
Bunker Hill 57, West Wilkes 55
Hickory 80, Newton-Conover 71
Fred T. Foard 66, Mooresville 0
Fred T. Foard 77, Bandys 0
Santa Clause and his elves are busy working at the North Pole, building toys for the little girls and boys who have been especially good throughout the year. Sometimes, though, Santa needs a little extra help to make sure every child has a joyful Christmas.
Vaughn S. Babics, 83, of Hickory, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014.
The family wishes to thank Bennett Funeral Service for support and arrangements.
Amalia Lemus Estrella, 85 of Conover passed away Thursday December 4, 2014 at Brian Center-East in Hickory. The Estrella family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home.
Members of the Newton Police Department treated around 15 local seniors to lunch on Tuesday as part of Senior Citizens Holiday
Luncheon at the Newton Recreation Center. The guests are part of the police departmentâ€™s call list to ensure the safety of each senior.
Around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, a Renwood Mills employee was airlifted from the parking lot of the Newton Rec Center to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after suffering a fall. According to officals on the scene, the employee was inside the building, located off Brady Ave. in Newton, at the time of the incident and was reported to have fallen one story. Newton Fire Dept.
Both coming off tough tournament competition this past weekend, Newton-Conover and St. Stephens locked up on the wrestling mat on Tuesday in Hickory.
Up 24-21 midway through the match, the Red Devils won their final five weight classes to come away with a 44-21 road win against the Indians.