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Archive - May 2012

May 3rd

Publisher's perspective: Class is in session for daddy-to-be

May 3, 2012

After almost eight months of my wife’s pregnancy, we’ve been through a few educational adventures in furniture assembly, nursery preparation and wardrobe navigation. I’ve even read up a little on being a good daddy-to-be courtesy “The Caveman’s Pregnancy Companion: A survival guide for expectant fathers.”

OK, well I’ve read most of it. Err ... would you buy ... some of it?

May 2nd

Watauga sweeps team honors, Hickory is second

May 3, 2012

The heat beat down on Northwestern 3A/4A track and field athletes Wednesday, and Watauga beat down the field.

The Pioneers swept the boys and girls team titles at the conference’s track and field meet at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Scores, tournament brackets

May 3, 2012

The Catawba Valley 2A baseball and softball tournaments start today. The top four seeds are hosting games in both tournaments. All games take place at 6:30 p.m.

'Dads comeback falls short against Greensboro, 8-4

May 2, 2012

After falling behind 8-0, the Hickory Crawdads attempted to come back in their game against the Greensboro Grasshoppers.

Hickory scored four runs in the fifth, seventh and eight innings, but weren't able to make up the deficit, dropping the first road game of the series to Greensboro on Wednesday, 8-4.

EXCLUSIVE: Estate delivers $3.6M

May 2, 2012

Lillian "Sue" Sewell Jones died in 2009, but just like the philanthropy work she completed in life, her impact in Catawba County will benefit the community long into the future.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

May 2, 2012

Mary Sigmon Ramsey, 93, of Lincolnton, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Brian Center of Lincolnton.  Memorials may be made to  Riverview Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.

New school nearly complete

May 2, 2012

Newton-Conover's new middle school facility will be completed in the next few weeks, district leaders said Wednesday.

"I'd say it's 95 percent completed now, the whole project," said Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) board member Jim Stockner. "It looks like we're running right on schedule."

Police investigate possible murder, suicide

May 2, 2012

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a possible connection between the deaths of a boyfriend and girlfriend.

On Monday afternoon, Burke County authorities discovered the body of Randy Cook at his home at 6570 Peyronel St. in Connelly Springs.

Authorities believe Cook committed suicide.

McHenry stops in Conover

May 2, 2012

Congressman Patrick McHenry says feedback from local businesses is crucial to turning around the nation's fortunes.

McHenry, who is running for re-election in the U.S. 10th Congressional District, visited Conover manufacturer Tarason Packaging on Wednesday to get some of that local response.

Woman crashes after dodging police

May 2, 2012

A New Hampshire woman is in jail after leading local authorities on a high-speed chase down Interstate 40, colliding with officers and wrecking her car.

State troopers say Carla Maltais was traveling down I-40 in the eastbound direction about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when officers tried to pull her car over on the suspicion she was driving under the influence.

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...
WINSTON-SALEM — Chazz Surratt threw for a score and ran for another to help East Lincoln beat...
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...

 

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