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February 18th

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

February 18, 2013

Barrett William Lynch, 45, of Mt. Airy, formerly of Newton,  died after a courageous battle on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. The Lynch family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

Newton police seek help identifying suspects

February 18, 2013

On Sunday, Feb. 17, the Newton Police Department responded to 36 Northwest Blvd (US 321 Business) Newton, reference a reported armed robbery at the CVS. 

Upon arrival, officers were advised a white female  entered the store and proceeded to walk directly to the rear of the store to the pharmacy. 

Comedian killed after Newton performance

February 18, 2013

A stand-up comedian,  who performed Saturday night at a sold out performance in the Newton-Conover Auditorium, died early Sunday morning  in a two-car wreck on I-40 in Durham County.

Brian Edward Kiley, 28, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., died at the scene of the accident.

February 17th

PREP HOOPS: This week's tournament brackets

February 17, 2013

Below is a look at this week's Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A basketball tournament brackets:

CVAC basketball tournament

GIrls bracket

Monday's first round games
No. 8 Maiden (5-18, 2-12) at No. 1 Bandys (21-2, 13-1), 6:30 p.m.
No. 5 West Caldwell (7-12, 5-9) at No. 4 Newton-Conover (14-9, 9-5), 6:30 p.m.

February 17th

Minors help Red Devils capture first 2A dual title

February 17, 2013

A pair of wrestlers with the last name Minor helped Newton-Conover reach a major milestone on Saturday — the school's first 2A dual team state wrestling championship.

Tigers win 3A dual title, school's second boys crown

February 17, 2013

When Nick Rotenberry's hand was raised on Saturday, history was made yet again at Fred T. Foard High School.

Rotenberry's 13-5 major decision against Morehead's Cameron Sanders helped the Tigers clinch the 3A dual team wrestling state championship.

Saturday's title win gives Foard its second state championship in a boys sport — both coming in wrestling (2011, 2013).

February 16th

Hannah’s 38 lifts Tornadoes to share of NWC crown

February 16, 2013

Yazmen Hannah picked the biggest game of the season to have the biggest game of her career.

The Hickory sophomore guard scored a career-high 38 points on Friday, helping the Lady Red Tornadoes (22-2, 10-2) knock off Fred T. Foard 82-59 to grab a share of the Northwestern 3A/4A regular season basketball crown.

Tigers take down rival Tornadoes, NWC hoops title

February 16, 2013

The Fred T. Foard boys basketball team picked up a conference-clinching victory against rival Hickory before standing room only crowd at Jerry Copas Gymnasium on Friday.

The Tigers improve to 20-4 overall and 10-2 in Northwestern 3A/4A, while the Red Tornadoes fall to 19-5 overall and 9-3 in the NWC.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep hoops scoreboard

February 16, 2013

Below is a look at the prep basketball scores from around Catawba County:

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 66, Bandys 57
Draughn 62, Maiden 59
Fred T. Foard 62, Hickory 59
Newton-Conover 60, West Caldwell 55 (2 OT)
St. Stephens 78, Watauga 58

Girls basketball
Bandys 79, Bunker Hill 28
Draughn 84, Maiden 79
Newton-Conover 42, West Caldwell 39

Saturday, February 16, 2013

February 15, 2013

JoAnne Meier Craddock, 75, of Conover,  went to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley. The Craddock family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
 

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