Archive - Mar 2013
The Newton Fire Department responded to a reported house fire Wednesday night but found something a little different.
Initial reports at 9:09 p.m. to 911 were from one of the occupants that said the house was on fire and that everyone was attempting to get out, according to fire officials.
Maiden and Newton-Conover made the most of both teamâ€™s conference baseball openers on Wednesday.
A bloop single by Maiden shortstop Randal Ortiz in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the Blue Devils to a 6-5 extra-inning victory against the Red Devils.
Below is a look at Wednesday's prep scores from across Catawba County:
Hibriten 3, St. Stephens 1
Fred T. Foard 4, South Caldwell 0
Maiden 15, Newton-Conover 0
Bandys 9, Kings Mountain 2
Bunker Hill 5, East Burke 1
Highland Tech 4, Bunker Hill 0
Newton-Conover 3, Lincolnton 0
St. Stephens 5, Hibriten 1
Maiden 3, North Lincoln 1
Georgie Ruth Brown Drum, 93, of Catawba, passed away on March 10, 2013, at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrill’s Ford. The Drum family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.
The worldâ€™s most famous golfer is named Tiger.
However, a local Tiger is joining the pro golf ranks.
Fred T. Foardâ€™s Christian Carpenter decided to forgo his senior season of prep golf to pursue a career on the course.
Carpenter was granted a one-year exemption by the National Golf Association Pro Tour. He will play in the Carolina Series.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep scores and postponements from across Catawba County:
East Burke 3, Bunker Hill 1
South Caldwell 4, Fred T. Foard 3
Bandys at Draughn, postponed to Wednesday
Newton-Conover at Maiden, postponed to Wednesdayâ€¨
Hibriten at St. Stephens, postponed to Wednesday
Bandys 6, Draughn 2
The Carolina Panthers were busy during the first day of the NFL's free agency period on Tuesday.
The team released starting linebacker James Anderson and re-signing tight end Ben Hartsock.
Anderson had spent his entire NFL career with the Panthers after being drafted in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft by Carolina.
Troy Edward Noah, 68, of Conover, surrounded by his family, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. The Noah family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
The Catawba Valley Special Olympics are seeking volunteers for the Spring Track and Field Games on Friday, April 26, at Newton-Conover High School.
Volunteers are essential for a successful event and will help with the hundreds of athletes that are competing in the various events.