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March 19th, 2015

Home severely damaged by windy-day fire

March 19, 2015

A mobile home, located at 1870 Aprils Way in Newton, was severely damaged in a fire on Tuesday. The fire occurred around 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. More than 60 percent of the home’s roof was destroyed in the blaze. The Catawba County Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating the fire. No injuries were reported, but Tuesday’s extremely windy conditions reportedly contributed to the fire.

How does Newton city employees’ salaries compare?

March 19, 2015

The last time the City of Newton had a pay and classification study was in 2008. Since then, the city "has experienced employee turnover for various reasons but primarily as the results of our most seasoned employees entering retirement and other seeking more competitive salaries with neighboring governments," according the council's agenda package.

March 18th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

March 18, 2015

Below is a look at Wednesday's sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Softball
Mooresville 9, Bandys 4

Girls soccer
Bandys 4, Maiden 0
East Lincoln 2, Bunker Hill 1 (2 OTs; from Tuesday)

Boys tennis
Fred T. Foard 7, Challenger 2 (from Tuesday)
Maiden 5, Bandys 4
Newton-Conover 9, East Lincoln 0

College baseball

Woman allegedly bites police officer

March 18, 2015

Tamara Kennedy, 29, of Dixie Avenue in Newton, was indicted by Hickory Police Department Monday evening with one felony count of assault on a law enforcement officer and one misdemeanor count of resist, delay or obstruct a public officer.

The charges stem from a July 2014 incident where HPD responded to a civil disturbance in the 400 block of 2nd Street Place NE.

Leprechauns wreak havoc on Claremont Elementary class

March 18, 2015

Three classrooms at Claremont Elementary School were “vandalized” by pesky Leprechauns Tuesday around noon.

According to teacher Maria Wright, her class, along with the other second grade classes, were in the lunchroom when the incident happened.

March 17th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

March 17, 2015

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
Maiden 2, West Caldwell 0
West Lincoln 11, Newton-Conover 4

Softball
Bunker Hill 8, East Lincoln 5
Fred T. Foard 11, Hibriten 1
St. Stephens 18, Patton 6 (five innings)

Girls soccer
Bandys 2, Lincolnton 0
Hibriten 1, Fred T. Foard 0

Lucky Enough-Kelly Village Cleaners proud of Irish heritage

March 17, 2015

Standing at the corner on Main Avenue in Newton is a lucky, green mascot that’s been guarding a pot of gold for the last 20 years. The leprechaun — painted atop Kelly Village Cleaners — is a symbol of Irish heritage that runs deep within the Kelly family.

Newton PD responds to multiple break-ins

March 17, 2015

Around 1 a.m. on Sunday, Newton Police responded to an alarm call at Fantastic Finds, a consignment shop located at 2581 North West Blvd. in Newton.

Upon arrival, officers found the front door had been busted open and several display cases had been broken into and items were missing, according to Major Tim Hayes.

March 16th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's spring sports scores

March 16, 2015

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Softball
Bunker Hill 7, West Lincoln 5

Boys tennis
Shelby 7, Newton-Conover 2

Track & field (SD-7 at Maiden)

Boys scores: 1. West Caldwell 151.5, 2. Maiden 84.5, 3. Newton-Conover 80, 4. West Lincoln 55, 5. Challenger 12

2015 NCAA Tournament Outlook: North Carolina Tar Heels

March 16, 2015

Campus Insiders presents "68 In :60 Driven by John Deere." In 60 seconds, our Jordan Cornette reveals how the Tar Heels will do in this year's NCAA Tournament.

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Baseball Bandys 11...
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Softball St....
Bandys High School has forfeited its three varsity baseball victories from this season due to the...

 

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