Archive - Aug 2012
Without six of its players due to an incident at Thursday's junior varsity football game, the Bandys varsity football team persevered.
The Trojans ran the football 47 times for 272 yards on their way to a 32-0 shutout victory over Fred T. Foard in Newton on Friday.
Quiante Derr led Bandys (2-0) with 102 rushing yards, while Dillon Street added 92.
Jumping out to a 28-0 lead by halftime, the Maiden Blue Devils cruised to a 28-7 home football victory over North Lincoln on Friday â€” their first win under new head coach Frank Snider.
Running back Grant Yowe and quarterback Jake McRee led Maiden (1-1) in the first half.
Navigating the wealth of Catawba County’s healthcare services can be a challenge for the county’s senior citizens.
Adult Life Programs Executive Director Mark Bumgarner often witnesses first-hand the challenges faced by members of an aging population group that grew by about 60 percent during the past decade.
A Hickory man faces murder charges after investigators say he stabbed his estranged wife to death.
Catawba County Sheriff's Department charged Monroe David Byrd Jr. with murdering Amy Marie Byrd, 33, Thursday. The couple was married, but separated, and Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said the victim went to Byrd's residence on Springs Road some time Thursday.
Already with four wins under its belt, the Fred T. Foard soccer team continued its early season roll.
The Tigers scored one goal in the first half and three in the second on their way to a 4-0 shutout win against the R-S Central Hilltoppers on Thursday.
The Bandys tennis team improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the Catawba Valley 2A with a dominant 9-0 victory over South Iredell on Thursday.
Cassidy Shell, the Lady Trojans No. 1 player, led her team with a 6-1, 6-0 victory in singles competition and also teamed with Halie Moore to pick up a 8-0 doubles win.
Bandys 9, South Iredell 0
Jayvee football teams around Catawba County continued their football seasons on Thursday.
All seven Catawba County schools were in action, including Bandys, Bunker Hill, Fred T. Foard, Hickory, Maiden, Newton-Conover and St. Stephens. Below are scores from the county, as well as ones in the surrounding areas.
Bandys 12, Fred T. Foard 0
Harold David Morrow, 66, of Hickory, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. The Morrow family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.
A 19-year-old survived a deadly crash after he merged his motorcycle into a pick-up truck pulling a flatbed trailer on I-40 Thursday morning.
A second nearby wreck forced the closure of both westbound lanes of the interstate at different points for more than an hour.
A river search revealed no new clues as Catawba County Sheriffs Office continues to investigate the disappearance of Ken Mohler.