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Archive - Feb 2013

February 26th

Legion honors local officials

February 26, 2013

The American Legion Post 16 held it’s annual Officer/Firefighter of the year awards at the legion hall Monday, Feb. 25 at  noon.
  

CVS stores robbery

February 26, 2013

A Lincoln County woman was arrested Monday evening and charged in connection with a pair of pharmacy robberies in Newton and Conover.

The woman’s daughter, 19-year-old Chandra Griffin, who was in the vehicle when her mother was taken into custody, also faces misdemeanor drug charges, authorities say.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

February 26, 2013

Bernard Forney Huffman, 84, of Newton died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Huffman family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

February 25th

Lady Trojans eliminate LRDs for second-straight week

February 25, 2013

The Bandys girls basketball team had Newton-Conover's number for the second-straight week on Monday.

The Lady Trojans (25-2) pulled out to a double digit lead on their way to a 68-37 victory at Bost-Matheson Gymnasium, eliminating the Lady Red Devils (15-11) from the postseason.

Tornadoes survive overtime scare from St. Stephens

February 25, 2013

Senior Raheim Connelly scored eight points in overtime on Monday, helping the Hickory boys basketball team survive a thriller in the first round of the 3A playoffs with a 67-59 victory against rival St. Stephens.

The Indians finish their season with a 19-8 record overall.

BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Monday's playoff scores

February 25, 2013

Below is a look at Monday night's first round playoffs scores from prep basketball across Catawba County:

2A girls
Bandys 68, Newton-Conover 37

3A girls
Hickory 78, Ashbrook 53
R-S Central 68, Fred T. Foard 58

2A boys
West Caldwell 60, Newton-Conover 52
Shelby 87, Bunker Hill 55

3A boys
Fred T. Foard 87, Patton 48

February 23rd

Denver dunks on, downs Charlotte on court, 113-99

February 24, 2013

While the NBA's Slam Dunk contest may have been last weekend in Houston, the Denver Nuggets made Time Warner Cable Arena their own personal highlight reel on Saturday.

The Nuggets (35-22) tallied 14 jams en route to a 113-99 victory against the Charlotte Bobcats (13-43).

Center JaVale McGee made seven of those dunks for Denver, scoring 17 points and grabbing six rebounds.

Red Devils dominant in winning 2A West Region title

February 24, 2013

Simply dominant.

Those two words can sum up the performances of Newton-Conover wrestlers during Saturday's 2A West Regions at West Lincoln High School.

PREP WRESTLING: Results from 3A West Regionals

February 23, 2013

A total of 13 Catawba County wrestlers in the 3A ranks are state qualified after the completion of the West Regional match held at North Gaston High School on Saturday.

Four 3A region champions were produced, including St. Stephens' Blake Rogers (106 pounds) and Andrew Christopher (220 pounds), as well as Fred T. Foard's Mikey Vincent (120 pounds) and Ben Pitts (132 pounds).

BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: 9 area hoops teams qualify

February 23, 2013

Below is a look at Monday's first round games in the NCHSAA prep basketball playoffs:

2A girls (Sectional 4)
No. 15 Newton-Conover (15-10) at No. 2 Bandys (24-2), 7 p.m.

3A girls (Sectional 3)
No. 16 Ashbrook (17-7) at No. 1 Hickory (24-2), 6:30 p.m.
No. 9 R-S Central (16-10) at No. 8 Fred T. Foard (18-8), 6:30 p.m.

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