Archive - Feb 2013
Alexander Central ended Fred T. Foard's two-year reign as Northwestern 3A/4A conference wrestling tournament champions on Saturday.
Trailing by 16.5 points entering the finals, Cougar wrestlers won five of their eight championship matches to help pull ahead of the Tigers in the final standings.
Below is a look at Saturday's college basketball and college baseball scoreboard:
Men's college basketball
No. 14 Wake Tech 87, CVCC 75
Women's college basketball
No. 12 CVCC 57, Wake Tech 46
No. 8 CVCC 12, Louisburg College 4
No. 8 CVCC 8, Louisburg College 2
Coming off of its first College World Series appearance in school history, the Catawba Valley Community College baseball team is looking for more of the same in 2013.
The Bucs enter the season ranked No. 6 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) poll after not being ranked at all this time a season ago.
Below is a look at Friday's prep basketball scores:
East Burke 94, Maiden 59
Hickory 78, Hibriten 47
South Iredell 54, Bandys 41
St. Stephens 67, Fred T. Foard 47
West Caldwell 47, Bunker Hill 34
Newton-Conover 59, Draughn 39
Bandys 51, South Iredell 48
East Burke 65, Maiden 48
Fred T. Foard 74, St. Stephens 61
In a game summarized by Kobe Bryant as "irritating," the Los Angeles Lakers fought off adversity and a poor start on Friday to come away with a much-needed victory against the Charlotte Bobcats.
Wayne Edward Benfield, 80, of Conover died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Memorials may be made to Sandy Ridge Baptist Church in Hickory.
Thursday the city of Conover staff displayed eight drawings by local students in city hall.
The works, which depicted what they loved the most about Conover, ranged in themes from the local farmers market to the library.
Starting Sunday, McDonald’s fans wanting their Big Mac attacks will have to wait about 100 days before they can sit down again at the restaurant’s U.S. 70 Conover location.
William Raymond “W.R.” Lutz, Jr., 88, of Settlemyre Bridge Road, Newton, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Frye Regional Medical Center, Hickory following a brief illness. Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of W.R. Lutz, Jr. and condolences may be left at www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com.
Two Conover men were convicted of separate sexual offenses Thursday in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.
Robert Daniel Deese, 34, of Conover, was convicted of Felony Indecent Liberties with a Child (3 counts).
The defendant was sentenced to no less than 15 months and no more than 18 months in the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction.