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February 21st

Warriors, Lady Cavs advance to CVAC hoops finals

February 22, 2013

The West Caldwell boys basketball team and East Burke girl basketball team advanced to the finals of the Catawba Valley 2A tournament with wins on Thursday at CVCC's Tarlton Complex.

The third-seeded Warriors knocked off No. 2 Newton-Conover to punch their ticket to the finals, while the second-seeded Lady Cavs defeated No. 3 South Iredell to advance to the championship game.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Updated look at tournaments

February 21, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's second round Northwestern 3A/4A boys basketball tournament scores, as well as look at the next round games:

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

Skull confirmed as Zahra Baker’s

February 21, 2013

Wednesday, the State Bureau of Investigations notified the Hickory Police Department and the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office that the skull found off of Winkler Way in Caldwell County near N.C. 268 in April 2012 was Zahra Baker’s remains.  

BREAKING: Bobcats trade Warrick for McRoberts

February 21, 2013

The Charlotte Bobcats were active during Thursday's NBA trade deadline, shipping Hakim Warrick to the Orlando Magic for forward Josh McRoberts.

McRoberts, a former Duke standout, has played in 246 career games in his six-year NBA career. He was a second round pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the Portland Trailblazers.

February 20th

Story's 38 points push Bandys into CVAC girls final

February 20, 2013

When it needed a boost to fuel its engine, the Bandys girls basketball tea became Madi Story powered.

Story scored 38 points, helping the Lady Trojans overcome a sluggish first half against Newton-Conover to advance to Friday's Catawba Valley 2A tournament championship game with a 75-58 win.

Monroe, Knight lead Pistons over Bobcats 105-99

February 20, 2013

Greg Monroe scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, stepping up with Brandon Knight on the bench nursing a hyperextended right knee, to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 105-99 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.

Knight had 21 points before injuring his knee late in the third quarter.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Updated hoops brackets

February 20, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's second round Northwestern 3A/4A boys basketball tournament scores, as well as look at the next round games:

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

Thursday, February 21, 2013

February 20, 2013

Juanita Garris Smyre, 78, of Newton, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. The Smyre family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremations in Conover.

Catawba Valley Pottery festival events planned

February 20, 2013

This year marks the 16th annual Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival, held on Saturday, Mar. 23, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Each year more than 110 potters and vendors offer their wares and antiques for purchase to the public.

Early morning fire guts home

February 20, 2013

A Conover family was displaced early Tuesday morning by a fire. The residence at 5175 West Piedmont Circle was heavily involved with fire when St. Stephens fire fighters arrived. They were assisted by Oxford Fire Department and the American Red Cross. The fire is still under investigation.

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