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VIDEO: Shaq Thompson goes No. 25 to the Carolina Panthers

May 1, 2015

Prosecutor charges 6 Baltimore officers in Gray's death

May 1, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying "no one is above the law."

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.

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.

First felony bench trial in the district

April 29, 2015

Opening arguments and testimony in the first felony bench trial held in the 25th Prosecutorial District took place Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Catawba County Superior Court.

Linzie Lee Swink and his attorney, Michael Neece, requested and were granted a bench trial - approved as a constitutional amendment to allow the practice by voters during the November 2014 election.

Man accused of stealing guns, violating probation

April 29, 2015

Joshua Howard Wallace, 24, of Mount Beulah Road in Sherrills Ford was arrested on Monday after he allegedly stole multiple firearms from a residence he was staying at temporarily.

‘Cutting Footloose’

April 29, 2015

What do you think of when you hear the word "Footloose"?

Maybe the catchy cover of the song by Blake Shelton.

Maybe the 1984 musical film or the recently released 2011 remake of the classic if you're part of the younger generation.

Fire guts Conover Lumber

April 29, 2015

As the Tuesday morning sun broke through the nighttime sky in Conover, the town was lit up as a blaze destroyed a 70-year-old business.
A two-alarm fire destroyed two manufacturing buildings at Conover Lumber Company around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, officials said.

Monday Morning Mishap

April 28, 2015

A Chrysler passenger car lays on its roof after it was involved in a one-vehicle accident on St. James Church Road in Newton around 10:15 Monday morning.

According to the driver, she was traveling down St. James Church road when she hit a “rough patch” in the road which caused her to lose control and wreck.

The driver did not receive any serious injuries from the accident.

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