Archive - Jan 16, 2013
The Catawba County Board of Commissioners has approved architectural plans for the new Sherrills Ford Branch Library.
The 10,000-sq.-ft. facility to be erected on 2.5 acres near the intersection of N.C. 150 and Sherrills Ford Road, is expected to be completed in 2014. Commissioners have set aside $2.9 million over multiple fiscal years to make it happen.
Sheriff Coy Reid announced today that the Catawba County Jail is launching a new inmate video visitation program.
A rear-end collision occurred just before 9 a.m. at the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and 7th Street in Newton. A pick-up truck struck a passenger car from behind.
The driver of the passenger car was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The rainy conditions did factor into the accident.
In just her junior season on the court, Bandys' Madi Story already knows where she wants to invest her basketball future.
Story, the defending Catawba Valley 2A girls basketball player of the year, has verbally committed to play for Appalachian State after her senior year with the Lady Trojans.
Only two schools have ever been crowned champion in three years of the Catawba County swimming championships.
St. Stephens has done it twice.
The Indians took down both the girls and boys titles for the second-straight year Tuesday at the third county swim championships held at the Hickory Foundation YMCA.
Below are Tuesday's prep and college scores:
Bandys 65, South Iredell 58
East Burke 62, Maiden 31
Fred T. Foard 57, St. Stephens 45
Hickory 79, Hibriten 47
Newton-Conover 63, Draughn 50
West Caldwell 49, Bunker Hill 25
Bandys 67, South Iredell 59
East Burke 88, Maiden 29
Fred T. Foard 62, St. Stephens 57
Roy Hibbert won a basketball game Tuesday night but lost $500.
In the waning minutes of a blowout victory, Hibbert told the final five Indiana Pacers left on the floor he'd pay them $100 each if they kept the Charlotte Bobcats from scoring 80 points.
Pay up, Roy.
"Yeah, I'm a man of my word," Hibbert said. "A Hibbert always pays his debts. ... I guess I have to go find an ATM."