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Red Devils sweep Pisgah in opening round

May 3, 2011

Opening its state title defense, the Newton-Conover tennis team made a statement Tuesday.

The Red Devils (21-2) swept visiting Pisgah and only dropped seven of a combined 109 points in those matches. Newton-Conover won 72 of 78 points in its singles matches and 30 of 31 points in doubles matches.

“Pisgah was a wild card team,” said Red Devils’ coach Brian Tate. “We know what is coming up next. That is Salisbury, a team we play in the western finals last year. I’m just trying to get these guys a little more focused. Matches like this don’t feel like a playoff match sometimes.”

Newton pool to open again

May 3, 2011

Newton will spend $42,600 before July 1 to open and operate the city’s public swimming pool this summer.
Newton City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to invest money toward salaries, supplies and maintenance, as well as improvements required by the Catawba County Health Department. The pool is forecast to earn about $2,800 from public swimming and day camps during June.

Motorcyclist charged with reckless driving

May 3, 2011

A Claremont man is recovering after a motorcycle accident Monday.

Robert Setzer III, 30, was traveling west on Little Mountain Road on a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle at 5:50 p.m. Monday when he ran off the road to not hit another vehicle.

Kenneth Knight Sr., 56, of Newton, was stopped at a stop sign on Old Home Place Drive and attempted to turn left onto Little Mountain Road.

N.C. Trooper J.S. Swagger said Knight's vision was affected by a hill crest in the road, as well as Setzer's speed.

Swagger said Setzer was going 90 mph on a 45-mph road.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May 3, 2011

Dorothy Ruth Fox Cline, 69, of Newton, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at her residence. 
Arrangements are incomplete, and services will be held at later date.

Wilma Clemmer Propst, 82, of Maiden, passed away Monday, May 2, 2011, at Lincoln Nursing Center in Lincolnton.  Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Propst family.  

Rita Ann Blanchette, 81, of Hickory, died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Brian Center East. A private ceremony will be held at a later date.

Lutheran seminary joins forces with L-R

May 3, 2011

The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, S.C., entered into a collaborative partnership with Lenoir-Rhyne University, making this the first combination of a Lutheran seminary with a university.

A feasibility study conducted in fall 2010 between the boards of Lenoir-Rhyne University and the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary showed similarities within the organizations. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) organized the study and supports the partnership between both institutions.

Attacking dogs euthanized

May 3, 2011

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield's five dogs were euthanized after attacking a postal worker.

The labrador and pit bull mix dogs were euthanized April 28, which was a week after the incident. Catawba County Animal Services Manager Jay Blatche said Mayfield authorized the death of the five dogs.

Turbocoating gets $260K in possible incentives

May 3, 2011

Catawba County will provide up to $260,000 to Turbocoating Corp. USA after its recent announcement to locate its first United States operation in Hickory.

Turbocoating plans to create at least 80 new jobs paying an average wage of $50,000 per year and invest $13 million in four years for machinery and equipment, according to Julie Pruett, director of recruitment for Catawba County Economic Development Corp. However, it's also possible Turbocoating can invest $15 million and 110 new jobs in five years.

Harvey, Trojans end Bears’ perfect season

May 3, 2011

The Hunter found his prey on Monday.

The Bandys baseball team, led by pitcher Hunter Harvey, denied Bunker Hill a second consecutive undefeated regular season.

Harvey pitched a complete seven innings, striking out 10 batters, allowing five hits and two walks in the victory.

“Hunter threw great tonight,” said Bandys coach Frank Porter. “He is a young kid, only a sophomore. He was the difference.”

Bears coach Marty Curtis gave credit to Harvey after the game was over.

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