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February 20th

Jason Phelps resigns as Foard's football coach

February 20, 2013

For the second time in as many weeks, a Catawba County head football coach in the Northwestern 3A/4A is stepping down.

Fred T. Foard High School announced in a press release on Wednesday that Jason Phelps has resigned from his post as head football coach effective immediately.

February 19th

Hickory beats Saint to advance to NWC title game

February 20, 2013

The Hickory boys basketball team took advantage of St. Stephens’ struggles to advance to Friday’s Northwestern 3A/4A title game with a 74-53 victory against the Indians at David Craft Gymnasium on Tuesday.

The Red Tornadoes meet Foard in Friday’s tournament final at 8 p.m. at Hickory High School.

Tigers topple Pioneers, advance to NWC boys final

February 19, 2013

The Fred T. Foard boys basketball team advanced to the Northwestern 3A/4A tournament final on Tuesday with a 61-43 win against Watauga at David Craft Gymnasium.

The top-seeded Tigers (21-4) advance to Friday’s final where they will meet the No. 2 seed Hickory Red Tornadoes (21-5) in a rematch of this past Friday’s 62-59 win by Foard at Copas Gymnasium.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Updated tournament brackets

February 19, 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

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February 19, 2013

Julia Beatrice Campbell Beal, 87, of Newton passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton.  Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Beal family.

New Catawba County Tax Collector appointed

February 19, 2013

Lori A. Mathes was appointed by the Catawba County Board of Commissioners on Monday, Feb. 25, as the County’s new Tax Collector. The decision was  based upon staff’s recommendations at the Board’s meeting on Feb. 18.

‘Smoke on the mountain’

February 19, 2013

Fire fighters from three counties battled a woods fire Monday that charred over ten acres of Little Mountain in eastern Catawba County.

The original call, just before noon, was for Bandys Fire Department to check for a report of “smoke on the mountain” off Tower Road.

Claremont’s history

February 19, 2013

When paying water bills or visiting the Claremont branch library, residents have several new photos to check out at in city hall.

February 18th

Red Devil squads advance to CVAC second round

February 19, 2013

The Newton-Conover girls and boys basketball teams both advanced to the second round of the Catawba Valley Athletic 2A tournament with victories on the court Monday.

The Lady Red Devils knocked off West Caldwell 56-47, while the Red Devil boys picked up a 74-57 win against county rival Bandys.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's first round scores

February 19, 2013

Below is a look at Monday's first round prep basketball tournament scores from across Catawba County, 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

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