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Ready To Step Up

August 10, 2010

Bandys’ David Barrow will step into an important role this season. The Trojans junior quarterback is taking over in 2010 for graduated QB Kyle Houser, who set the school’s passing record last year and was named the Catawba Valley 2A’s best offensive player as a senior.

“Kyle left some big shoes to fill, but I will do my best and do what I can to help the team,” Barrow said. “I guess I’m a little bit nervous, but I’m prepared. I’m ready because I have a good solid team around me and good coaching staff.”

Construction project future uncertain

August 10, 2010

Catawba Town Council is considering delaying the town's $1.2 million construction project after financial problems forced the town to reconsider its expenses.

Catawba has a "hole in its budget" of about $220,000 from when the town appropriated the funds from its general fund to cash reserves, said Eric Davis, Catawba's interim town manager.

Town Council discussed Catawba's budgetary problems Tuesday at a special meeting.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

August 10, 2010

Basil Harris Thomas, 85, of Catawba, died early Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at the N.C. State Veterans Home in Salisbury following a lengthy illness. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family of Basil Thomas.

GPS units, money among commonly stolen items

August 10, 2010

Car locks and deadbolts are commonplace on today’s vehicles and residences, but the security precautions often aren’t enough to prevent theft.
“Car break-ins have probably been the biggest crime in the county for years,” said Catawba County Chief Deputy Coy Reid. “(When people steal), it’s usually anything that people can take that’s quick.”
The most commonly stolen items in car break-ins include money, radio systems, CDs and GPS units.

Students ‘surge’ into high school

August 10, 2010

School hasn’t started yet, but rising Newton-Conover freshmen got a taste of high school Tuesday before classes are in session.  
About 80 freshmen participated in Newton-Conover City Schools’ Surge program, which prepares students for their high school careers through mentoring and guidance.
“I was scared that I might get lost on the first day (of school), and I wouldn’t be able to find my classes,” said rising freshman Kabao Khang. “This has really made me less nervous.”

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