Archive - Sep 3, 2011
For the second straight week, the Fred T. Foard football team lost a tough game on the road.
The Tigers (1-2) committed five turnovers in Fridayâ€™s game against West Lincoln, including four lost fumbles and an interception by quarterback Erik Ware.
It was an ugly game by both teams. While Foard committed five turnovers, West Lincoln also struggled, throwing an interception and fumbling the ball three times, losing two of them.
The Rebels (2-1) took a 6-0 lead in the first half behind an 8-yard run from Evan Lopes. It was Lopesâ€™ lone rush of the game.
Rain in the Catawba County area forced several postponements of Friday night high school football games.
The first cancelled contest was a match-up of unbeaten teams between the Bandys Trojans (2-0) and East Lincoln Mustangs (2-0), which also features coach Randy Lowmanâ€™s 300th game as head coach. The game was postponed to Saturday at 7 p.m. due to power issues at the field.
Elijah James Morrow was born Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011, and died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at Frye Regional Medical Center. The Morrow family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Newton.
John David Moore, 52, of Grassy Creek Road, Denver passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at CMC Lincoln in Lincolnton. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Moore family.
Cyber-bullying is not unique to any one school or system.
The frequency of conflicts, insults, harassment and bullying sparked on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter is increasing at all levels of education.
"It is becoming an issue in all school systems, not just Catawba County," said CCS School Board Attorney Crystal Davis.
That has prompted school officials to begin taking a proactive approach to the problem, both before bullying â€”Â or harassment online â€” occurs and after.
In 1869, Jonas Conrad Killian was attacked by the Ku Klux Klan in Newton. In a two-year span, he was beaten, trampled and robbed for trying to raise a Union flag after the War Between the States ended and North Carolina had rejoined the Union.Â
Jonas, a husband, blacksmith and member of the Union army, had a turbulent time surviving through a Confederate-supported Catawba County in the 1860s.Â
Now, 150 years after he lived through, and served in the war, his descendents are finally giving the Civil War veteran the recognition he deserves.Â
Area Sons of Confederate Veterans want to memorialize two fallen soldiers, but they say more help is needed to make the project a reality.
Members of the C.F. Connor Camp No. 849, SCV, are planning to build grave stone enclosures and memorial stones for two Confederate Soldiers from Conover that currently have no marker.
The soldiersâ€™ wives are buried at Sipeâ€™s Orchard Home in Conover, where the SCV plan to erect the memorial stones.