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Runners battle each other, big course at United Way

October 9, 2013

NEWTON — More than 1,000 boys and girls cross-country runners competed Wednesday at the 21st Annual United Way Unifour Invitational at Southside Park.

The course for this year’s event was extended an extra 80-100 meters to make it a true 5K race.

Runners participated in five races, including one mixed open race, two invitational races and two championship races.

M.S. FOOTBALL ROUND UP: Wildcats win in 2 OTs

October 9, 2013

Below is a look at Wednesday's middle school football scores across Catawba County:

Wednesday's middle school scores
Arndt 16, Grandview 8
Maiden 16, Jacobs Fork 14 (2 OTs)
Northview 44, Newton-Conover 6
RIver Bend 20, Mill Creek 0

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's county prep scores

October 9, 2013

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:

Prep volleyball
Fred T. Foard 3, South Caldwell 0
Hickory 3, Watauga 0
St. Stephens 3, Freedom 0

Boys soccer
Bunker Hill 3, East Lincoln 0
Fred T. Foard 3, South Caldwell 2
Freedom 3, St. Stephens 0
Hickory 2, Watauga 1
Lincolnton 4, Bandys 1
Newton-Conover 3, West Lincoln 0

Wednesday, October 10, 2013

October 9, 2013

Louise Keener Burris, age 91, of Newton passed away Monday, October 7, 2013, at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Burris family.

Rebecca Cannon Sigmon, 71, of Hudson died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Focus on luring high-paying jobs

October 9, 2013

City Council members in Conover acted unanimously this week on two initiatives intended to bring jobs to the area.

One action sets up an agreement to cooperate with Catawba Valley Community College in a program to encourage entrepreneurs.

The other measure offers incentives to existing industry HSM to bring in additional jobs at a very high rate of pay.

What if it happened in Catawba?

October 9, 2013

About three miles south of the Catawba County line, a 12-year-old girl waiting to board a school bus early Tuesday morning was approached by a man who asked her name, among other things, before inviting her to go with him.

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