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Archive - Oct 2011

October 29th

Publisher's perspective: Delivering a verdict on jury duty

October 29, 2011

I immediately recognized the jury summons mixed in with a load of other junk a letter carrier delivered to the Willard home in August.

I've seen plenty of these yellow summons sheets from Catawba County Superior Court Clerk Al Jean Bogle. It seems employees of The O-N-E make monthly trips to my office with the form in hand and hoping I will help free them from the obligation.

Yes, I have written a few jury duty "excuse" letters for the folks at The O-N-E.

FRIDAY FOOTBALL: Cline leads N-C to Senior Night victory

October 29, 2011

Kevin Cline was Newton-Conover's "X factor" on Friday night against West Caldwell.

Whenever the Red Devils needed a big play, they got it from their junior quarterback. He rushed 14 times for 177 yards and passed for another 82 yards in Newton's 57-30 Senior Night rout of West Caldwell.

Newton-Conover (5-6 2-5) capped a frustrating season by posting a 50-plus point performance Friday.

It didn't come without a challenge from West Caldwell (0-11, 0-8), which was last winless in 2008 and has struggled through seven straight losing seasons.

October 28th

FRIDAY FOOTBALL: Maiden wins to finish second

October 29, 2011

Maiden 31, Draughn 7


Maiden the Catawba Valley Athletic Conference runner-up spot with an impressive victory over Draughn, 31-7.

Will Jenkins led the Blue Devils with 214 yards on 32 carries and three touchdowns. On defense he collected an interception. Quarterback Matt Johnson rushed for 100 yards on 18 carries.

Draughn got on the board first when quarterback Keith Loomis connected with Alex McGee for a 25-yard touchdown.

Maiden trailed for 10 seconds.

On the ensuing kick-off Jose Campos raced 99 yards for a touchdown.

FRIDAY FOOTBALL: Hickory gets ahead early, beats Foard

October 28, 2011

Hickory jumped on Foard from the onset and didn't look back, winning its regular season finale at Tigers Field on Friday, 31-6.

The Red Tornadoes scored 22 seconds into the game when running back Cameron Stinson returned a Foard kick 91 yards for a touchdown.

The struggles for the Tigers continued on their ensuing possession.

FRIDAY FOOTBALL: Cline leads N-C to Senior Night victory

October 28, 2011

Kevin Cline was Newton-Conover's "X factor" on Friday night against West Caldwell.

Whenever the Red Devils needed a big play, they got it from their junior quarterback. He rushed 14 times for 177 yards and passed for another 82 yards in Newton's 57-30 Senior Night rout of West Caldwell.

Newton-Conover (5-6 2-5) capped a frustrating season by posting a 50-plus point performance Friday.

It didn't come without a challenge from West Caldwell (0-11, 0-8), which was last winless in 2008 and has struggled through seven straight losing seasons.

FRIDAY FOOTBALL: Trojans shut down Bears

October 28, 2011

Big plays and big defense helped lift Bandys past Bunker Hill, 35-7, on Friday as the Trojans secured fourth place in the Catawba Valley Athletic Conference to conclude the season.

"I am happy with a win," Bandys coach Randy Lowman said, adding the victory helps avenge the Trojans' 49-20 loss to Bunker Hill last year. "They got us so fooled last year, we couldn't even play with them. Our defense played great tonight ... our guys played hard."

FRIDAY FOOTBALL: St. Stephens earns crucial fourth win

October 28, 2011

St. Stephens 25, Watauga 22
A Jon Sweet touchdown put the Indians ahead for good in a 25-22 senior night win. With the victory, St. Stephens becomes playoff eligible with four wins on the season.

Matt Williams tossed two touchdown passes for the Indians, who finish 4-7 overall and 2-4 in the Northwestern Conference.

Sweet finished with two touchdowns on the night.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

October 28, 2011

Sondra Regina Drum Crouse, 73, of South Oliver’s Crossroads, Newton, went home to be with her Heavenly Father, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 at her residence.  Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Crouse Family.

Ruby Elizabeth Rinck Shrum, 80, of Buffalo Shoals Road, Maiden, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 at Palliative Care Center & Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton.  Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Shrum Family.

Stylish support

October 28, 2011

On Friday, Megan Cash was a zombie hair stylist.

It was 11:30 a.m., and she had already been working a while. Her face tattered with fake gashes of flesh and blood, she carefully lifted up a strand of a client’s hair and curled it a bit. She made a few adjustments, stepped backward and scratched her eyes doused in black mascara.

“You’re done,” she said.

The client inspected Cash’s work with an outstretched mirror. It looked good.

Thieves hit schools

October 28, 2011

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three recent larcenies at education facilities throughout the county.

Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said each theft, break-in or larceny was a separate incident and they are still under investigation.

Anyone with information about the incidents is urged to call the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office at 828-464-5241.

Banoak School break-in
Police say unknown suspects broke into several trailers at Banoak Elementary School on Wednesday night and stole computers and stereo equipment.

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