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Holmes, Franklin lead Saint in 6-1 rout of Foard

March 21, 2012

The tandem of freshman Olivia Holmes and junior Macy Franklin was lethal on the soccer field Wednesday.

The duo scored five of St. Stephens’ six goals, earning the Lady Indians a conference rivalry game victory against Fred T. Foard, 6-1, in Hickory.

“We looked like a pretty good team tonight,” said Indians coach Chuck Davis. “We put our passes together well and finished. It took us a little while to take a shot, but once we did, it was nice.”

St. Stephens (6-1-1, 2-0-0) raced out to a 5-0 halftime lead behind Holmes and Franklin.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tigers stay perfect, blank Indians

March 21, 2012

Fred T. Foard improved to 9-0 overall and 4-0 in the Northwestern 3A/4A with a victory on the softball field Wednesday against St. Stephens in Hickory.

The Lady Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first. Following her double, Ashley Oliver scored later in the inning on a throwing error at first base.

Centerfielder Addie Bolick made it a 2-0 Foard lead in the top of the fourth.

Bolick doubled and advanced twice on passed balls, including a run scored at home plate.

Bolick scored again in the top of the sixth inning, when teammate Rebecca Rowe drove her home on an RBI double.

UNC's Marshall out of cast after wrist surgery

March 21, 2012

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall is out of his cast following surgery on his broken right wrist.

In a text message to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Marshall's father Dennis said his son is wearing a removable splint now. Marshall said on Twitter he had shed the cast earlier in the afternoon.

Dennis Marshall said it was still too early to know if his son could play against Ohio on Friday in the NCAA tournament's round of 16 in St. Louis. He said his son "hasn't been ruled out, but not cleared to play either."

Maiden science lesson broadcasts on Internet

March 21, 2012

A Maiden Elementary School classroom went live on Wednesday with the Discovery Channel.

Students in Aleshia Abernathy’s fourth-grade class all participated in a live episode of Discovery Education’s Seasonal Science Stream that is broadcast to more than 30 classrooms throughout the nation and around the globe.

The monthly stream is sent out live to classrooms as an educational aid that aims to blend interactive, hands-on activities with digital, pre-recorded slides, said Brad Fountain, director of instructional implementation for Discovery Education.

County program gives seniors new outlook

March 21, 2012

Under the arched roof of First Presbyterian Church on Main Avenue, a group of Newton seniors bounced around a large yellow balloon.

It was a game of improvised volleyball — one of the many good-fun competitions and activities that some Seniors Morning Out (SMO) members participate in five days a week.

On Wednesday, Newton SMO coordinator Robin Curtis tossed the balloon into the group, and they slapped it around a bit. Some of the seniors floated the “volleyball” up into the air, but most rocketed the balloon across the room, smacking one another in the face.

Thieves take pennies from Catawba store

March 21, 2012

Thieves stole 950 pennies Monday night from a convenience store in Catawba.

Police say unidentified suspects broke into the Bunker Hill Exxon in Catawba and stole $9.50 worth of pennies. The thieves did not steal anything else, according to a Catawba County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The crooks cut a telephone line, damaged an alarm box and broke an exterior glass window for the $10 heist.

The incident is under further investigation, according to the report.

Other incidents reported in Catawba County include:

March 20

Homeless veteran aid

March 21, 2012

Donations of time, money and supplies are needed for an April event that will provide a variety of care for the region's homeless veterans.

Veteran organizations, medical personnel, social service representatives and community leaders from the Hickory area will hold a “Stand Down” event to provide services for homeless veterans, needy veterans and any other community members in need of help April 20.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Wednesday, March 21

March 21, 2012

Catawba County government approved almost $300,000 for repairs at schools in the Newton-Conover and Hickory Public school systems. One project will replace HVAC systems at Shuford Elementary, while another will repair a sinkhole near the baseball complex at Hickory High.

In other education news, the team of spellers from South Newton Elementary won the sixth annual Red Hot Spelling Bee presented by The Observer News Enterprise. The fun night of team-spelling raised funds for Newton-Conover Education Foundation.

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