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Archive - Jan 28, 2011

Under pressure: Tiger's force 23 turnovers, make 23 free throws in win

January 28, 2011

Twenty-three makes and nine misses.

The Lady Tigers made their free throws when they counted and forced 23 St. Stephens turnovers to pick up the Northwestern 3A/4A victory.

Nine of the Lady Indian's turnovers in the game came in the third quarter, which allowed Foard to distance themselves from their opponents.

"The intensity level in the third quarter made all the difference in the world," said Lady Tigers head coach Wendy Price. "Every time we run our press well, we get turnovers. They turned it up out there. Just getting those layups off the turnovers was important."

NCHS photo in major motion picture

January 28, 2011

It all started with a photograph.

Conover resident Don Barker snapped a picture of the 1982 graduating class of Newton-Conover High School sitting at the bleachers in Gurley Stadium.

Fast forward 29 years, and that same picture now appears in the major motion picture, "Leaves of Grass."

The picture is simple enough: seniors smiling and sitting primly together in seven rows. There was something special about the photo, however, and it caught the eye of NCHS graduate Sarah Parker, who works in movie post-production for Leaves production company.

Residents remember Challenger explosion

January 28, 2011

Twenty-five years ago, the country watched in anticipation as seven astronauts prepared to lift off into space.

Seventy-three seconds later, the country watched with horror as those seven lives were lost in a massive explosion on the Challenger space shuttle.

Friday was the 25th anniversary of the Challenger explosion, an event that Catawba County residents say is akin to Sept. 11, 2001 or the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995.

New tax rules take effect

January 28, 2011

Tax season is under way.

But in light of new rules taking effect this tax season, some residents could be forced to look for new tax preparers.

Internal Revenue Service guidelines mandate more stringent identification of who tax preparers are, making it more difficult for just anyone to file a tax return.

Required preparer identification number

Saturday, January 29, 2011

January 28, 2011

William Neil Setzer, 76, of Catawba, passed away Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem after a brief illness.  Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Setzer family.

James Edward Devine, 81, passed away at the VA hospital in Salisbury on Jan. 27, 2011.  Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations are providing professional services to the Devine family.

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