BsamerwinAsheville, NC – Newcomers of Catawba Valley will learn about the late Senator Sam Ervin’s role in the Watergate hearings of 1973 at a special meeting to be held October 11 in Asheville.

The club will meet in the Governor’s Western Residence and hear about Ervin from Dr. Karl Campbell, a history professor at Appalachian State University.

Admission is free and open to the public.  However, space is limited and members of the public must contact Dianne Straley of Hickory by October 4 for reservations:

This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Governor’s Western Residence is located at 44 Patton Mountain Road, Asheville, NC, 28804.

Newcomers of Catawba Valley is primarily a social organization that enables new and long-time residents of the region to meet, make friends and participate in a variety of activities, including support of area charities and service programs.

The club is made up of men and women and does not limit how long a member may belong.  Monthly general meetings are open to the public and are usually held at the Hickory Regional Airport on the second Wednesday of every month. For more information, visit