Archive - Sep 2012
While most Southerners try to fight kudzu â€” and lose the battle â€” members of Mays Chapel United Methodist Church in Maiden choose to explore its culinary delights.
Sammie Ray Propst, 80, of Claremont, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at Frye Regional Medical Center. The Propst family entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation in Conover.
Paced by two goals from Nich Bryant, the St. Stephens soccer team picked up its fifth win of the season Thursday against North Buncombe, 4-1, in Hickory.
Bryant's goals came in the 23rd and 74th minutes. He also assisted on a fifth-minute goal by Rafael Sauceda.
The Bandys volleyball team remains undefeated in Catawba Valley 2A play with a three-set victory over Bunker Hill on Thursday 25-15, 25-8 and 25-23.
Kate Barrow made 16 aces for the Lady Trojans (5-4, 4-0), while Sierra Brotherton tallied seven kills, six blocks and two aces.
Megan Fair led Bunker Hill (2-9, 1-3) with 13 digs and nine kills. Krissy Helms also added 19 assists.
Jayvee football season hit week four on Thursday with a quintet of match-ups featuring Catawba County football squads.
Below are scores from the county.
Fred T. Foard 7, Bunker Hill 6
Hickory 38, North Gaston 28
North Lincoln 28, Bandys 6
St. Stephens 26, Maiden 24
East Surry at Newton-Conover, cancelled
Other area scores
The Discovery High School at Newton-Conover is being featured in an Australian published book.
As ground breaks behind the Newton Depot, a vision of trains from the 1920s haunt the grounds. Newton was the mid-point on the Narrow Gauge Railroad. The path transfered materials from town to town in North Carolina.
Rail cars returned soldiers and family members from far away, and now the depot will be home to a new generation of learning.
JROTC cadets battle it out on the course for Overall Champion this Saturday.
Rock Barn Golf and Spa in Conover hosted Media Day on Wednesday for the Greater Hickory Classic golf tournament â€” one month and three days until the event kicks of its 10th anniversary.
Founded in 2003 by Don Beaver and Jim Correll, the tournament continues to be a yearly tradition in Catawba County.
The Newton-Conover volleyball team swept East Burke in three sets on Wednesday 25-16, 25-22 and 25-23.
The Lady Red Devils improve to 2-5 overall and 1-2 in the CVAC.
T.C. Roberson 3, St. Stephens 0
The Indians were shut out at home against the Eagles.
Saint falls to 4-4-0 on the season.
Newton-Conover 6, East Burke 3