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Archive - May 2012

May 1st

Maiden baseball team continues to make strides

May 1, 2012

A No. 6 seed at last year's Catawba Valley 2A baseball tournament, the Maiden Blue Devils enter Thursday's first round as the No. 2 overall seed.

It's been a turnaround season for the Blue Devils, who are 15-8 overall and 10-4 in the CVAC after finishing one game below .500 in 2011.

NCHSAA approves conferences for 2013-17

May 1, 2012

After hearing eight appeals from 10 schools Tuesday, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association approved a final conference realignment draft.

Of the appeals of the NCHSAA Realignment Committee’s draft released March 15, only three were from the region, including Lake Norman Charter, Draughn and East Burke.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tigers, Indians advance to semis

May 1, 2012

The Fred T. Foard and St. Stephens softball squads advanced to Thursday's semifinals in the Northwestern 3A/4A tournament.

Foard (19-3) topped Hickory, 14-2, behind a grand slam from Michaela Wilson. Ashley Oliver also had an RBI triple and an RBI single in the contest.

Lexi Shubert pitched 4.2 innings, allowing no hits and stuck out eight Lady Red Tornado batters.

Third arrested following shootout

May 1, 2012

Authorities arrested a third man Monday night suspected of being involved in a Hickory shootout that injured three men this past weekend.

Hickory police and Catawba County sheriff’s deputies served a warrant at a home at 1463 Peregrine Drive in Catawba. Authorities were searching for Marcus Tyrone Kennedy.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 1, 2012

Mildred Jane Maynard Crow, 86, of Tiffany Street, Conover, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at Frye Regional Medical Center.  Memorials may be made to The Mildred Crow Memorial Fund, 4081 Startown Road Newton, NC 28658.

Trail repairs add costs, closure time

May 1, 2012

A short segment of Newton’s Heritage Trail Greenway recently reopened after crews spent nearly six months on a culvert replacement project along the three-quarter-mile stretch.

Public works officials say crews replaced about four culverts along Phase II of the greenway that the state identified as not meeting standards during an inspection last year.

Salvation Army store to relocate this month

May 1, 2012

The Salvation Army’s Newton thrift store sits in an old “A” Street building with myriad repair needs and cramped parking.

By the middle of this month, the store will solve those challenges by moving to the site of a former automobile dealership in Conover.

Newton printer up for sale

May 1, 2012

One of Newton’s oldest surviving businesses may have closed its doors for good.

Epps Printing Co., which dates back to the early 1920s, is up for sale.

Catawba County crime, May 1

May 1, 2012

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests and incidents.

Arrests

April 29
* Jamie Marie Lowery, 35, of Denver, was arrested on burglary-forced entry charges. She was held in the Catawba County Detention Center on a $3,000 secured bond.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, May 1

May 1, 2012

The Catawba County home and property Jeremy Mayfield was auctioned on the courthouse steps in Newton on Monday. The bank that loaned the ex-NASCAR driver money for the property won the auction with a $1.725 million bid. Mayfield still owes Carolina Farm Credit about $3 million. 

Facing 4th and 9 on its opening drive, the Newton-Conover football team capitalized on a special...
After more than 1,000 yards of offense and 16 total touchdowns, the St. Stephens Indians came away...
Below is a look at Friday's prep football scores from Catawba County and across the state: Catawba...

 

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