Archive - May 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.
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 Committeeâ€™s draft released March 15, only three were from the region, including Lake Norman Charter, Draughn and East Burke.
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.
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 sheriffâ€™s deputies served a warrant at a home at 1463 Peregrine Drive in Catawba. Authorities were searching for Marcus Tyrone Kennedy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests and incidents.
* 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 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.Â