Archive - Jan 20, 2012
The Newton-Conover boys basketball team (10-8, 5-3) opened the fourth quarter on a 9-0 run Friday, lifting them to a 62-56 win against the Blue Devils â€” their second win of the season against Maiden.
The Red Devils' 9-0 run was their second of the game. The team also had a 9-0 run in the second quarter of the game.
Kevin Holloway led N-C with 16 points, while Tyoun Shuford pitched in 12 points.
Matt Johnson scored a game-high 20 points for Maiden (6-10, 2-6).
Newton-Conover 85, Maiden 26
Bandys 77, Draughn 51
Chelsey Queen scored a career-high 21 points and dished out six assists, leading the Lady Trojans to their 17th straight win of the season.
Madi Story added 20 points, five assists and six steals for Bandys (17-0, 8-0).
Lauren Duckworth led Draughn (10-8, 3-5) with 19 points.
East Burke 76, Bunker Hill 37
The Lady Cavaliers picked up a conference victory against the Lady Bears on Friday.
Lauren Arney and Bailey Gragg each scored 15 points apiece, while Sydney Hicks added 11 points in the East Burke (12-6, 5-3) win.
CHAPEL HILL â€” North Carolina junior Dexter Strickland will miss the rest of the season after tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament in Thursday's win at Virginia Tech.
Strickland was hurt when his knee buckled on a drive early in the second half. The school said Friday that Strickland's surgery to repair the injury hasn't been scheduled yet.
The district attorney and a local author-historian will speak to Catawba County community groups early this week. Performers will entertain citizens with a ukulele and illusions as the week wraps up. Read on for more of what's happening this week in Catawba County:
District 25 Attorney Jay Gaither will speak at the regular meeting of the South Newton Neighborhood Watch at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 612 South College Ave., from 7-8 p.m.
Darvinash Chandra Mohan says his strongest subject is math.
He knows his spelling, too.
Chandra Mohan, an eighth-grader at Newton-Conover Middle School (NCMS), won the Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) spelling bee Friday morning.
After runner-up Brianna Marquinez misspelled epilepsy, Chandra Mohan correctly spelled tentativeness and philosophize in the final round. He will represent NCCS in the district bee Feb. 20 in Charlotte.
"Those were big words," he said. "I knew I was going to get them right."
County health officials say at least 18 people reported being sick after eating at a Conover seafood restaurant late last week.
Citizens reported experiencing nausea, diarrhea and vomiting after eating at the Harbor Inn Seafood restaurant on Fairgrove Church Road.
"They reported that they ate there around Friday the 13th," said Kelly Isenhour, Catawba County Public Health's (CCPH) assistant health director. "Their illnesses seem to come on fairly quickly and intensely, and their symptoms seem to revolve around that day."
Catawba County will begin accepting used cooking oils at its Blackburn Solidwaste Convenience Center next month to prevent unwanted issues in the countyâ€™s sewer systems.
Beginning Feb. 1, the county will accept the oils for proper recycling at its Blackburn Convenience Center at 3864 Rocky Ford Road in Newton. The program is free and open to county residents.
A Catawba County hero is finally home.
â€¨A Patriot Guard of more than 60 motorcycles, police and two military vehicles carried the remains of U.S. Army Sgt. Willie Dennis Hill back to the county Friday afternoon, nearly 62 years after he was reported missing and presumed dead during the Korean War.
â€¨Hill was born and raised in Catawba. He was originally listed as missing in action in November 1950 during combat action between the Chinese Peopleâ€™s Volunteer Forces and the United Nations Command forces in the vicinity of Anju, North Korea.
Thelma Jane Long Winebarger, 77, of Shang Lane, Conover, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley. Jenkins Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Newton is handling arrangements.
Police have identified a man who died in a fiery car crash in Conover on Tuesday.â€¨
The victim, Gordon John Robinson, 64, of Asheville, was found dead inside a crashed vehicle shortly after 9:45 a.m. Tuesday off Reese Drive in Conover.
Authorities believe Robinson suffered a medical condition that led to a fiery wreck, and Conover police are treating the incident as a traffic accident until they receive results from the coroner, said Conover Police Chief Steve Brewer.