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Church in Conover rings bell in remembrance of COVID-19 victims

The bell at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Conover rang more than 1,000 times on Monday to honor and remember those who died from COVID-19 … Read more

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College presents 2020 Academic Excellence Award

College presents 2020 Academic Excellence Award Read more

Company supports Ronald McDonald House

NEWTON - The Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem “Sport a Shirt, Share a Night” campaign received a donation of $13,090 from the employe… Read more


Brands weigh in on national protests over police brutality

As thousands of protesters take to the streets in response to police killings of black people, companies are wading into the national conversation but taking care to get their messaging right. Read more


Trump as thug or hero? Depends on what network you watch

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a split screen for the ages on MSNBC Monday: on the left side, President Donald Trump talking about restoring law and order. On the right, a tear-gassed young woman vomiting in a Washington street. Read more


Judge tosses ex-basketball players' 'Fortnite' dance lawsuit

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which two former University of Maryland men’s basketball players accused makers of the “Fortnite” video game of misappropriating a dance move that the ex-teammates popularized. Read more

Las Vegas coroner: Drugs killed 'Twilight' actor, girlfriend

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Drug use killed an actor from the film “Twilight” and his girlfriend, the coroner in Las Vegas said Monday. Read more



Boxer Floyd Mayweather to pay for George Floyd's funeral

Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has offered to pay for George Floyd’s funeral and memorial services, and the family has accepted the offer. Read more


Competitive sports resume in England after 75-day shutdown

A mid-morning greyhound race in a virtually empty venue in the central English city of Birmingham wouldn’t typically be an occasion warrant… Read more


Red Hawks add former Alexander Central, Watauga coach Lackey

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball program has added former Alexander Central High School assistant coach Brian Lackey to its ba… Read more



Column: Jack Hunt and Ruby's cooking helped resolve a number of NC's political conflicts

“Go see Rep. Jack Hunt first thing. He is married to one of my cousins. He will take care of you.” Read more


Letter: Will God let China overtake our sinful nation?

I recently heard a story on TV that China is close to overtaking the USA economically and militarily. The story also mentioned they want to… Read more


Draver, Maureen

Maureen Draver Maureen Draver, 69, of Hickory, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020. Bass-Smith Funeral Home of Hickory is assisting the Draver… Read more


Holland, Joe

August 24, 1954 - May 30, 2020 Joseph Norman "Joe" Holland, 65, of Conover, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Catawba Valley Medical C… Read more


James, Norman Richard "Dick"

September 25, 1936 - May 29, 2020 Norman Richard "Dick" James, of Hickory, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, May 29, 2020. B… Read more


McAlister, Carolyn Jackson

July 31, 1934 - May 31, 2020 Carolyn Jackson McAlister, 85, of Hickory, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020, at Frye Regional Medical Center i… Read more

Melnyk, Andrew Bohdan

Andrew Bohdan Melnyk, 68, of Newton, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020. Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton is assisting th… Read more


Spuller, Robert Luckey

May 30, 2020 Robert Luckey Spuller, a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and teacher died quietly at home, surrounded by his fami… Read more


Crocker, Bois D.

November 20, 1921 - May 28, 2020 Bois D. Crocker passed away peacefully at home, Thursday, May 28, 2020, only eight days after Edith, his w… Read more


Jordan, James Lee

James Lee Jordan, 60, of Hickory, has gone home to be with the Lord. He was born Feb. 21, 1960, to the late Luther "Luke" and Mary Ann Jord… Read more