Archive - Aug 2012
SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€” The Carolina Panthers drew record crowds to their training camp at Wofford College this year, Spartanburg tourism officials say.
The team completed training camp at Wofford last week and headed home to Charlotte.
The Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau said Thursday the team attracted more than 44,000 people to the practices between July 27 and Aug. 15.
Two vehicles collided at the intersection of N.C. 16 bypass and Burris Road Tuesday afternoon.
A Kia Forte was traveling on Burris Road and crossed N.C. 16 after stopping at a stop sign. The driver of the Forte started into traffic at about 15 mph and collided with a Nissan pick-up truck travelling south on N.C. 16, according to Newton police.
Catawba County Sheriff’s Department investigators used a cadaver dog to search for a missing Catawba County man on Tuesday. Ken Mohler disappeared last Thursday night from Gregory Wood Products. He reported to work at 4:30 p.m. last Thursday and text his wife around 7:30 p.m. that evening to say he would be home soon, but never made it home.
Down two sets in its home volleyball game against Bunker Hill on Monday, the Fred T. Foard volleyball team rallied.
The Lady Tigers (3-0), who trailed 2-1 against the Lady Bears (0-4), fought back to win the fourth set.
Foard went on to win the deciding fifth set to remain unbeaten, 25-20, 18-25, 18-25, 27-25 and 15-8.
Catawba Valley Community College and Hickory Post 48 pitcher Robert Whaley has committed to play baseball for Appalachian State next fall.
Whaley spent this past spring pitching for CVCC, helping them make it to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div. II World Series.
The Maiden Lady Blue Devil volleyball team beat the Lincoln Charter Lady Eagles in Maiden on Monday in three-straight sets, 25-20, 25-15 and 25-23.
Mckenzie Garrison led Maiden (3-1) with 14 kills, while Kha Xiong added six kills. Kalie Johnson assisted on 14 Maiden kills, while Hannah Martin assisted on 10 kills.
North Lincoln 5, Maiden 0
George Samuel Bolick, 86. of Newton passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley. The Bolick family has entrusted funeral arrangement to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
Ken Mohler is an easy-going man with a can-do attitude, according to his boss and co-workers at Gregory Wood Products.
Brint Russellâ€™s debut as Newton-Conover head football coach was memorable â€” for all the wrong reasons.
The Red Devilsâ€™ defense struggled, giving up 510 total yards, including 351 passing from East Lincoln quarterback Garrett Young, as the Mustangs went on to win in Denver, 35-21.
Lincolnton picked up a tight two-point victory at home, spoiling Frank Snider's debut as head coach for the Maiden Blue Devils.
The Wolves (1-0) took a 2-0 lead in the second quarter when Maiden starting quarterback Jake McRee fumbled a snap in the end zone, fell on top of it and was tackled by a host of Lincolnton defenders, resulting in a safety.