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Red Devils fall short of a comeback

March 11, 2011

Trailing early in the game, Newton-Conover made a comeback, but fell short in its game against North Gaston on Friday.

The Red Devils (0-3) fell in an early 3-0 hole in the top of the first inning. North Gaston scored three runs, including an RBI double from pitcher Henry Rundio and a fielder's choice by Micah Smith.

Newton-Conover's Parker Sigmon notched the first run of the game for his team in the bottom of the third, when he plated Jake Cansler to cut the deficit down to 3-1.

Conover man prepares to deploy

March 11, 2011

First Class Petty Officer Thomas Brandt hasn't lived in Catawba County for long, but he knows its a place where he wants to live and work after his deployment.

Brandt, 30, lives in Conover, but will soon be deployed with the U.S. Navy. He doesn't know where he'll be, and he doesn't know what he'll be doing.

But he does know one thing: He's exactly where he should be.

"I wanted an adventure," said the native New Yorker, who moved to Catawba County in September. "I always wanted to do something really significant with my life."

Town loses 95 in 10 years

March 11, 2011

Fewer people are living in Catawba in 2010 than were living in the town 10 years ago.

Catawba residents number 603, based on 2010 census data. That number decreased from 698 in 2000, when the last census was taken.

The 13.6 percent estimated population decrease means Catawba isn't growing at the rate officials predicted.

"We didn't quite meet the state's estimated growth rate," Catawba Town Manager Brian Barnett told residents and council members March 7 during his manager's report at council's monthly meeting.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

March 11, 2011

Bennett O’Neal Harris, 71, of Maiden, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011, at his residence. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Harris family. 

Rosemarie Theresa Arendain, 73, of Newton, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at her residence.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Asbury United Methodist Church in Huntersville. The Rev. Jimmy Howard will officiate.

Careers come to life at Tuttle

March 11, 2011

A private pilot. A graphic designer. A dog groomer.

They are all employed in Catawba County, and they all came to Tuttle Elementary School's annual career day.

Representatives from about 20 different local careers arrived in Maiden on Friday to educate students about the skills, education and character it takes to be part of the workforce.

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