Archive - Feb 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.
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.
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.
The Hickory boys basketball team took advantage of St. Stephensâ€™ struggles to advance to Fridayâ€™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 Fridayâ€™s tournament final at 8 p.m. at Hickory High School.
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 Fridayâ€™s final where they will meet the No. 2 seed Hickory Red Tornadoes (21-5) in a rematch of this past Fridayâ€™s 62-59 win by Foard at Copas Gymnasium.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
When paying water bills or visiting the Claremont branch library, residents have several new photos to check out at in city hall.