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February 22nd

Bandys holds off East Burke to win CVAC girls title

February 23, 2013

The Bandys girls basketball team held off two tying attempts by East Burke in Friday's CVAC girls title game, coming away with a 50-48 victory at CVCC's Tarlton Complex.

Bandys' Madi Story scored 21 points to lead all players, while Sara Goble added 12 points.

Matthews, Isenhour lead Foard boys to NWC title

February 23, 2013

For the second-straight Friday, the Fred T. Foard basketball team got the better of Hickory.

Led by Spencer Matthews and Joe Isenhour, the Tigers (22-4) knocked off Hickory 58-46 at Craft Gymnasium to claim the Northwestern 3A/4A boys basketball tournament title.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Final look at tourney brackets

February 23, 2013

Below is a look at Friday's basketball tournament championship scores, as well as a complete look at both the Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A brackets:

Catawba Valley 2A

Girls scores
No. 1 Bandys 82, No. 8 Maiden 54
No. 2 East Burke 58, No. 7 Draughn 27
No. 3 South Iredell 62, No. 6 Bunker Hill 55
No. 4 Newton-Conover 56, No. 5 W. Caldwell 47

Saturday, February 23, 2013

February 22, 2013

John Carl Ervin, 74, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford. The Ervin family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

NASCAR great Ervin passes

February 22, 2013

One of NASCAR’s original cast and local radio personality John Carl Ervin, 74, died Friday, Feb.  22, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford.

A long-time NASCAR veteran crew chief, Ervin worked with three generations of the Jarrett racing family, Ned Jarrett, Dale Jarrett, and Jason Jarrett.

Raid in Newton busts fake document factory

February 22, 2013

Thursday, Feb. 21, agents and officers from Homeland Security, N.C. DMV License & Theft, Newton Police and Conover Police raided two residences in Newton.

The raid started just before 6:30 p.m. an apartment on 317 South College Ave. in Newton.

Agents arrested five individuals and seized materials related to making fraudulent documents.

Cash Mob comes to downtown Newton

February 22, 2013

Cash Mob Catawba is organizing it’s second “Cash Mob” event scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in Downtown Newton.

The growing group of Catawba citizens, enthusiastic about supporting local businesses, invites everyone to join the monthly movement by showing up and supporting another locally-owned business.

Friday, February 22, 2013

February 22, 2013

Wayne Henderson Reese, 76, of Newton, passed away Feb. 20, 2013 at his residence. Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Wayne Henderson Reese.

Conover School principal receives regional award

February 22, 2013

Opdyke awarded for ‘Darkness to Light’ training taught

February 22, 2013

Adrienne Opdyke, child advocate with the Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County, has been named one of three “Stewards of Children Stars” in the nation for the month of January.

This award recognizes her for training 158 adults in the “Darkness to Light” program in January. She has trained a total of 1,681 local adults.

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