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May 1st, 2015

County finance director takes job with Hickory

May 1, 2015

Rodney Miller has accepted the Assistant City Manager and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) position with the City of Hickory.

Miller was the Assistant Finance Director at the City of Hickory for six years, until 2001, before moving to his current position with Catawba County, as the Finance Director, for the last 14 years.

Rev your engines-Rotary car show coming to Newton

May 1, 2015

“Everybody who’s ever fallen in love with a car will have a great time on Courthouse Square in Newton on Saturday, May 9,” declared local restaurateur Scott Gilleland as he outlined plans for the second annual Newton-Conover Rotary Club Car Show.

One killed in boating accident

May 1, 2015

A Denver man was killed around 2 a.m. Thursday morning when he crashed his ski boat into a dock on Lake Norman, officials said.

VIDEO: 7 Facts You Didn't Know About The Kentucky Derby

May 1, 2015

With the 141st annual Kentucky Derby right around the bend, we're bringing you a list of things you might not have known about the iconic horse race.

April 30th

BREAKING: Panthers select LB Thompson at No. 25

April 30, 2015

The Carolina Panthers selected University of Washington linebacker/safety Shaq Thompson with the 25th selection in Thursday night's NFL Draft.

Thompson's selection was announced by current Carolina Panthers linebacker and Walter Payton Man of the Year recipient Thomas Davis.

Thompson, a 6-foot, 228-pound junior, made 71 tackles, one sack and one interception last season for the Huskies.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's prep scoreboard

April 30, 2015

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

Girls soccer
Lincolnton at Maiden, no report
Newton-Conover 2, Bandys 0
West Caldwell 3, Bunker Hill 0

Maiden student wins art competition

April 30, 2015

Congressman Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) announced Evette Terhon Hernandez and Meghan Pressley as the winners of the 10th District's 2015 Congressional Art Contest. Evette's piece, "Little Patriot", was selected as the winner by a panel of judges from the 10th District. She is a junior at Maiden High School in Catawba County and studies art under teacher Elizabeth Taylor.

Foam-filled trailer burns at HSM

April 30, 2015

A tractor-trailer caught fire Tuesday afternoon at the Hickory Springs Manufacturing (HSM) Conover Complex.

The trailer was filled with foam, according to Conover Fire Chief Mark Hinson.

Two employees were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, Hinson said, but none were transported to the hospital as a result of the incident.

The trailer itself was a total loss, Hinson said.

Two Newton men face felony drug charges

April 30, 2015

Quantay Anthony Gaither, 32, of McKay Road in Newton was arrested by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.

Gaither was charged with one count of felony possession with intent to sell, deliver marijuana, one count of felony possession of marijuana and one count of felony possession of cocaine.

Conover lumber fire caused by electrical box

April 30, 2015

At 4:03 a.m. on Tuesday, Conover Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire at Conover Lumber Company — a 70-year-old staple in the community.

The two-alarm blazed burned for several hours and firefighters were finally able to control the blaze around 5:30 a.m., according to Chief Mark Hinson.

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