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February 6th

Catawba County sports this week

February 6, 2012

Tuesday, Feb. 7
Bandys basketball vs. East Burke
Bunker Hill basketball at Maiden
Maiden basketball vs. Bunker Hill
N-C basketball at South Iredell
St. Stephens basketball vs. Hickory (Senior Night)
L-R golf at Outback Intercollegiate tournament
L-R baseball at Belmont Abbey, 2 p.m.
Enka at Fred T. Foard wrestling, 6 p.m.
St. Stephens at North Iredell wrestling, 6 p.m.
Ashe at Newton-Conover wrestling, 6 p.m.
Bandys at Thomasville wrestling, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 8
L-R basketball at Wingate (women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.)

Maiden council fills vacancy

February 6, 2012

Maiden appointed a new member to its town council Monday night to replace Howard Ervin, who resigned unexpectedly last month.

In a 3-1 vote, the council appointed Trina Michael.

Michael, a registered nurse at Graystone Ophthalmology, has attended nearly every council meeting for the past two years.

“I’ve lived all my life in Maiden, and I have a great interest in the town,” she said. “I want to represent my community well.”

BREAKING: Rock Barn-area residents evacuated

February 6, 2012

Emergency personnel are evacuating some residents in the Rock Barn area of Conover due to a gas leak, according to Catawba County emergency communications.

At 7:30 p.m., a communications worker said no additional information about the leak and its affect on residents is currently available.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February 6, 2012

Margaret Louise Hines Keever, 87, of Conover, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at Frye Regional Medical Center.  The Keever family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Conover.

Mary Helen Hendrix Martin, 85, of Hickory, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Palliative Care Center & Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton.  Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory in Hickory is serving the family.

Claremont, Conover share ideas

February 6, 2012

Conover and Claremont officials met Monday with no agenda.

Rather, the two cities gathered for a special, informal meeting to enhance relationships and grow ideas.

The cities, separated by mere miles on U.S. 70 and Interstate 40, have always shared resources and infrastructure.

Now, officials say that partnership is more important than ever.

“If we could share costs and services, it would cost us less and provide better resources,” said Conover City Manager Donald Duncan. “There are always things we could partner together with.”

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

February 6, 2012

Sunday, Feb. 5
L-R baseball at Mt. Olive, 1 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 6
L-R golf at Outback Intercollegiate tournament

Tuesday, Feb. 7
Bandys basketball vs. East Burke
Bunker Hill basketball at Maiden
Maiden basketball vs. Bunker Hill
N-C basketball at South Iredell
St. Stephens basketball vs. Hickory (Senior Night)
L-R golf at Outback Intercollegiate tournament
L-R baseball at Belmont Abbey, 2 p.m.
Enka at Fred T. Foard wrestling, 6 p.m.
St. Stephens at North Iredell wrestling, 6 p.m.
Ashe at Newton-Conover wrestling, 6 p.m.

Newton will keep compost facility open

February 6, 2012

Newton is planning to invest about $24,000 in its compost facility, but elected officials say that one-time investment is better than spending up to $10,000 a year to haul leaves and brush to the county's landfill.

February 3rd

Turner’s last-minute shot lifts Tigers past Indians

February 4, 2012

Chaos ensued at Corpas Gymnasium on Friday, as Fred T. Foard and St. Stephens collided in a contest befitting a rivalry.

Foard junior Jordan Turner saluted his fellow upperclassmen by making a lay-up with 15 seconds to go, lifting the Tigers to a nail-biting 45-43 victory Friday against St. Stephens on “Senior Night."

Turner scored 10 of his game-high 14 points in the fourth quarter, including the last-second bucket to give Foard (13-9, 3-8) the victory.

Winchester is Bandys first Div. 1 soccer signee

February 4, 2012

Bandys’ Cassidy Winchester made history on Friday.

The senior became the first girls soccer player at her school to sign with a Division I college, inking her National Letter of Intent with University of South Carolina-Upstate.

“I’m so excited,” Winchester said. “It’s an honor to be the first one to sign, just for my sake. I’m really happy just to be signing.”

Lady Trojans coach Clifford Mayer said the senior is unlike any player he’s ever had the privilege of coaching.

Struggling Bobcats relying on patience

February 4, 2012

CHARLOTTE — It’s hard to imagine things looking any bleaker for the Bobcats.

They’ve lost 10 straight games, have the NBA’s worst record and are coming off a 44-point drubbing Wednesday night at Portland, the worst loss in franchise history.

That’s why Charlotte director of basketball operations Rod Higgins said now, more than ever, the Bobcats need to exercise patience.

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