Archive - Sep 27, 2011
Surviving weather conditions and a tough opponent on Monday, the St. Stephens soccer team picked up a big conference victory against rival Fred T. Foard.
Sophomore Luke Bruce scored a goal for the Indians (5-1-1, 3-0-1) in the 62nd minute of the game and held off a late game charge by the Tigers (8-5-1, 3-2-0) to earn the win.
âFoard is one of the toughest teams in the conference,â said Indians coach Chris Nelson. âWe knew we had to come ready to play. The guys worked really hard out there.â
Lena Faye Abernethy Cline, 68, of Robinson Road, Newton, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley. The Cline family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
Pieces of a recreation trail in Newton and Conover were in the spotlight on Sunday, even as dark rain clouds threatened.
Leaders in both cities dedicated segments of the Carolina Thread Trail â a planned 126-mile pathway that will meander through 15 counties in North and South Carolina. The trail is named for the countiesâ rich fabric manufacturing heritage.
Just after 2:30 p.m., members of Conoverâs city council lifted a white sheet off a sign that marks the Thread Trail on a stretch of the Gateway Trail off 1st Street.
A homemade pipe bomb was found in a Newton manâs home after he was arrested on a charge of drinking and driving this weekend.
Police first arrested Mark David Leatherman, 41, of 1950 Ira Drive in Newton, on Saturday for Driving While Impaired (DWI) on his street, according to Catawba County Sheriffâs Office Capt. Joel Fish.
Authorities returned to Leathermanâs home on Sunday in response to a domestic argument and found a homemade pipe bomb on the front yard.
Fish said Leathermanâs girlfriend had found the pipe bomb previously and had hidden it for safety purposes.