Archive - Aug 2012
Ruth Barber Voorhees, 81, of Hickory, passed away Aug. 28, 2012 at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton. The Voorhees family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Hickory.
On the first morning of the Hickory American Legion fair, while tents are still being set up, Lucille Johnson and Joyce Peeler had a tall order: judge the baked goods–all them. One display with more than 50 entries and two judges. The containers didn’t matter, nor the process, the determining factor was taste.
After two weeks of searching, Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid met with a missing man’s family Wednesday. Ken Mohler was last seen Aug. 16 at his job at Gregory Wood Products.
“I know the family wants answers, but as of right now we have nothing,” Reid said.
The Hickory Crawdads announced on Wednesday that their partnership with the Texas Rangers has been extended.
The 'Dads and Rangers came to an agreement that will extend their Player Development Contract through the end of the 2014 season.
The Crawdads have been affiliated with the Texas Rangers since the 2009 campaign.
New reading requirements could hold back third graders as teachers work on iPads to assess student progress. North Carolina law changes effect 2013-2014 school year, Catawba County Schools third grade promotion and prompt the county to get new testing equipment to better child reading assessments.
Bridge work and rush hour traffic played a part in a two car collision on Interstate 40 just before 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Down 2-0 in its volleyball match against Newton-Conover on Tuesday, it looked as if Bandys would start its conference season with a loss.
However, a thunderous rally late in the match helped propel the Lady Trojans to the 3-2 victory over the Lady Red Devils 20-25, 17-25, 25-20, 27-25 and 15-11.
The Bunker Hill tennis team improved to 2-1 in the Catawba Valley 2A with a 7-2 victory over South Iredell on Tuesday.
The Bears (2-6, 2-1) won four singles matches, but swept all of their doubles competition to pick up the conference win.
Bunker Hill 7, South Iredell 2
CONCORD â€” Tony Stewart joked Tuesday that his two-handed toss of his helmet at Matt Kenseth was "not bad for a 41-year-old who doesn't work out."
Aside from that, Stewart said he's not expecting any drama between the two drivers despite promising to run over Kenseth every chance he gets this season.
Maiden High School has found the man for its boys basketball head coaching job.
Patrick Kahny, a 55-year-old coaching veteran, was officially approved by the Catawba County Board of Education on Monday night to be the Blue Devils next boys basketball coach.
Kahny replaces Doug Miller, who stepped down in March after four seasons as Maiden coach and a 19-75 coaching record.