Archive - May 2013
Norma Jean Hollar Pharr, 87, of Claremont, went home to be with her Lord and beloved husband, Mitch, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at her residence. The Pharr family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremations in Conover.
On Wednesday, May 22, investigators from the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, traveled to the residence of 2596 Midnight Drive in Claremont regarding tip information of a possible meth lab.
The city of Conover is inviting the public to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new city park today at 1 p.m.
The opening of the new 6.5 acre park will result in a 50 percent increase in Conover’s public park system.
With 31 losing seasons in 35 years, the expectation level for the Maiden girls basketball program hasnâ€™t been very high.
Its new coach is hoping to change that mentality.
Amber Vaughan was announced on Wednesday as the new head coach of the Lady Blue Devils basketball program.
The search for the next Newton-Conover girls basketball coach continues.
Ike Williams resigned from the N-C coaching position on May 14 to take an assistant coaching job with the Catawba Valley Community College womenâ€™s basketball program under new head coach Tisha England.
Paul Hugh Severt Sr., 76, of Newton, died Monday, May 20, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Severt family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee
A wreck in Newton Tuesday afternoon tied up traffic and ended in a DWI arrest.
The driver of a dump truck traveling east on N.C. 10 west of Newton lost control of his vehicle and overturned, according to Captain Tim Hayes, of the Newton Police Department.
The wreck occurred just before 3 p.m. in a curve west of Sigmon Dairy Rd.
Dale Jarrett is joining the elite in NASCARâ€™s Hall of Fame.
The Catawba County native and three-time Daytona 500 champion was announced as one of five inductees for NASCARâ€™s most prestigious honor on Wednesday during a press conference in Charlotte.
The last Monday in May is known to many as the start of the summer, with cookouts and lake trips. This Memorial Day, while enjoying grilled foods, also take time to venture out and remember the sacrifices made for freedom.
Amber Vaughan will lead the Maiden girls basketball program this winter.
The former Lenoir-Rhyne standout replaces Katie Chapman, who coached the Lady Blue Devils for the past four season.
Chapman had a 24-72 career record, including 10-46 mark in conference games.