Archive - Feb 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.
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.
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.
Below is a look at this week's Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A basketball tournament brackets:
CVAC basketball tournament
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.
A pair of wrestlers with the last name Minor helped Newton-Conover reach a major milestone on Saturday â€” the school's first 2A dual team state wrestling championship.
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 â€” both coming in wrestling (2011, 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.
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.
Below is a look at the prep basketball scores from around Catawba County:
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
Bandys 79, Bunker Hill 28
Draughn 84, Maiden 79
Newton-Conover 42, West Caldwell 39
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.