Archive - May 2012
Newton-Conover Rotary Club presented its two highest honors during the civic organization's annual Rotary Night event.
During Tuesday's ceremony that included scholarship announcements and prizes awarded in the club's annual raffle fund-raiser, Newton-Conover Rotary announced the recipients of the Charles R. Corriher Vocational Service Award and the Dr. William T. MacLauchlin Award.
Becky Johnson Nutt Van Horn, 55, of Hudson, Fla., died Monday, May 21, 2012, at Hospice of Catawba Valley. Condolences may also be made to the Van Horn family at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net.
The town of Maiden is swamped in controversy after a local pastor’s anti-gay comments gained national headlines this week.
Catawba County Schools honored the top-ranked senior class members of its six high schools at a luncheon Tuesday at Catawba Country Club.
Catawba County wrecks killed two people within 15 minutes of one other Sunday.
A Sherrills Ford man died in the first wreck on Mount Pleasant Road near Terrell just after 4:30 p.m. Highway Patrol says a 55-year-old man crossed the road's center line on his motorcycle and hit a car head-on. Troopers say speeding led to his accident.
Ashley Oliver is making the most of her fourth opportunity.
After Fred T. Foard softball teams failed to get past the sectional round of the playoffs in each of Oliverâ€™s first three seasons, sheâ€™s helping to power the Lady Tigersâ€™ offense in a deep playoff run this year.
Catawba Valley Community College will open play at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div. II World Series on Saturday in Enid, Okla.
The Bucs, who are 36-15 on the season, face the Midwest/Region 24 champions, Heartland Community College (51-6), in the first game of the Series on Saturday at 9 a.m.
The Hickory Crawdads and Kannapolis Intimidators split a doubleheader Monday at L.P. Frans Stadium.
The Crawdads (20-22) took the first game, 5-1, behind a three-run first inning and a two-run second inning.
Zach Cone led the 'Dads in the game with a double and two RBIs. Trever Adams and Luis Sardinas also drove in an RBI each.
A teenager was killed and another adult seriously injured in a T-bone-style collision involving a utility camper near the intersection of U.S. 70 and N.C. 10 about 4:45 p.m. Sunday in Catawba.
Larry N. Bell, 71, of 1739 N. Post Road, Shelby, died at Cleveland Regional Medical Center on Saturday, May 19, 2012. The family receives friends 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.