Archive - Sep 21, 2011
When two of the best volleyball teams in the Northwestern Conference took center stage Tuesday, it was anyoneâs guess at what would happen.
After four thrilling games played until the very last points, it was Fred T. Foard getting the better of St. Stephens. The Lady Tigers handed the Lady Indians their first conference loss, 26-24, 25-20, 20-25, 26-24.
âHoly cow,â said Foard coach Alison Yount. âThere are no words. Cardiac arrest. I think I had a heart attack about 17 times on the bench, at least.â
Mildred R. Knauff, 87, of Conover, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. The Knauff family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
William “Bill” Jack Goins, 74, of Vale, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at his residence. The Goins family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
A dream has become reality in Sherrills Ford.
Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley (PCHCV) officially opened its new facility in Sherrills Ford on Tuesday, and officials say its presence should help area citizens immediately.
On Sunday, four communities in Catawba County will celebrate their patches of a recreation trail that weaves its way through 15 counties in North and South Carolina.
Pieces of the "Carolina Thread Trail" will be dedicated in Conover, Newton, Hickory and Murrays Mill.
The trail is named for the fabric manufacturing heritage in the 15 counties in which it travels, according to the trail's website. Counties in the trail region have identified 1,200 miles of planned trails and more than 80 miles are already open to the public.
Russell lives outside in a tent.
Heâs an educated man. Heâs sober. Heâs homeless â a lifestyle that he said puts him on the street every day looking for meals and shelter.
But food is not the problem, he said. Neither is supplies. His problem is finding a safe place to reside, something that puts him into contact with police all the time.
âOnce the cops know you are homeless, they are on to you,â Russell said, adding that law enforcement members are constantly shooing the homeless from public, and occasionally private, places.