Archive - Jun 2012
Mabel Elmore Wray, 76, of Claremont, died Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Wray family entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Conover.
A Catawba County program that feeds students and families in need received national accolades for its service to the community.
The Backpack Program for Children is one of two county programs to receive 2012 National Association of Counties Achievement Award honors. The countyâ€™s Green Vendor Fair was also named as a winner.
Maiden leaders officially broke ground Sunday on a new government building expected to cost the town about $2.1 million.
Several dozen citizens attended a ceremony to celebrate a new 14,000-square-foot town hall that Maiden leaders say should be complete in the next year.
The new facility on Main Avenue will be about four times larger than Maiden's current town hall.
The state announced it will spend $3.7 million to repair a dozen bridges in the region, including four in Catawba County.
N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) awarded a contract to Lanford Brothers Company Inc. of Roanoke, Va., for bridge maintenance slated to begin in summer 2013.
The following bridges in Catawba County were approved for repairs:
With two swings of the bat by Aycock's Meredith Burroughs, Fred T. Foard's dream of winning its fourth state softball title ended.
The Fred T. Foard softball team finished one win short of a state title.
The Lady Tigers fell 7-2 Sunday afternoon to C.B. Aycock in the third and deciding game of the 3A state championship series.
Foard won game one Saturday, 1-0, in extra innings before dropping the next two games in the series, including a 4-3 defeat in game two.
Catawba County high school graduates and their families celebrate with commencement ceremonies this week.
Bandys High School kicks off a string of graduation ceremonies with its gathering Thursday at Catawba Valley Community College.
For a complete graduation schedule, and for other events happening in Catawba County this week, see the list below.
After falling behind 4-0 in the first couple of innings, Fred T. Foard rallied in its second game against C.B. Aycock in the best-of-three state 3A championship series Saturday.
The Lady Tigers (26-5) scored three runs in the top of the third, but could not get any closer, dropping the contest, 4-3, to the Falcons.
After 8.5 scoreless innings, one hit was the difference in the first game of the 3A best-of-three state softball championship series between Fred T. Foard and C.B. Aycock on Saturday.
A mother and daughter share a special relationship, but for the Bolicks, it goes much deeper.
Fred T. Foard junior center fielder Addie Bolick tries to do something her mother, Olivia, did for the Lady Tigers in 1991 â€” win a state title in softball.
Foard (25-4) faces C.B. Aycock (29-2) starting Saturday for a chance to win the its fourth 3A state softball championship in school history.