Archive - Oct 2012
A tradition at Bandys High School wasnâ€™t forgotten on Jake Ziegler and Ray Pierce as their school parking spaces were painted on Monday, Oct. 29. The school came together to show respect Monday, with groups of students who painted the school spirit rock remembrance to both seniors. Groups of students also painted the best friendsâ€™ parking spaces, located right next to one another.
Volunteers with Community United Effort (CUE) Center for Missing Persons decided late Sunday to revisit a small section of I-20 near the Wateree River in hopes of finding a clue to the whereabouts of Jake Ziegler and Ray Pierce.
A dozen volunteers from Florida, Virginia, and the two Carolinas chopped their way into the ravines leading to the river a little after 4 p.m.
St. Stephens High School gym was filled with nervous students, proud parents and observant judges during the fall semester Science Festival on Thursday, Oct. 25. Some students started practicing their speeches at 5:30 p.m., in hopes of impressing the judges enough to become one of the top three winners at the Science Festival.
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is continuing the investigation and efforts to resolve complaints that Midstate Mills Inc., of Newton, failed to pay farmers for wheat delivered in recent months.
â€œSomething has got to happen today (Friday) for Midstate Mills to keep their license, â€œ said Assistant Agriculture commissioner David McLeod.
The Fred T. Foard girls cross-country team captured a 3A West Regional title during Saturday's meet at Freedom Park in Morganton.
The Lady Tigers tallied 58 points, which was 15 points better than West Henderson's 73.
CULLOWHEE â€” Logan Hallock completed the first 20 passes of his collegiate career, passing for two touchdowns in Appalachian State's 38-27 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released its brackets for the football playoffs, which start Friday.
Below are the pairings for Catawba County schools (in italics) and other schools in the Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A conferences:
2A Midwest Brackets
No. 8 Wheatmore (5-5) at No. 1 East Lincoln (10-0)
Marquis Pope and the Newton-Conover football team made sure it would get a piece of the final Catawba Valley 2A football title.
The Red Devils (8-3, 6-1) blew out winless West Caldwell in Lenoir on Friday, 56-6.
"It was a good overall win," said N-C coach Brint Russell. "We had a good team effort all the way around."
Jake McRee threw two touchdown passes, Jordan Bess ran for a score and Ian Oliver added a 29-yard field goal to help Maiden defeat Draughn at home Friday, 23-13.
With the victory and wins by Newton-Conover and South Iredell, the Blue Devils (8-3, 6-1) clinch a share of the final Catawba Valley 2A football title.
Quarterback Anthony Toscano threw two touchdown passes to Brian Spade and three other Trojans scored rushing touchdowns to help Bandys knock off Bunker Hill, 45-14, in Claremont on Friday.
Toscano tossed both of his touchdowns to Spade to open the first and second halfs, respectively, connecting from 24 yards out in the first quarter and 63 yards away in the third quarter.