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Archive - May 2013

May 23rd

Friday, May 24, 2013

May 23, 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.

Meth arrest made in Claremont

May 23, 2013

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.

Conover dedicates new park

May 23, 2013

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. 

May 22nd

Vaughan hopes to re-build Maiden girls hoops

May 22, 2013

With 31 losing seasons in 35 years, the expectation level for the Maiden girls basketball program hasn’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.

Search for the next LRDs hoops coach continues

May 22, 2013

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 women’s basketball program under new head coach Tisha England.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

May 22, 2013

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

Wreck ties up traffic

May 22, 2013

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.

BREAKING: Dale Jarrett entering NASCAR Hall

May 22, 2013

Dale Jarrett is joining the elite in NASCAR’s Hall of Fame.

The Catawba County native and three-time Daytona 500 champion was announced as one of five inductees for NASCAR’s most prestigious honor on Wednesday during a press conference in Charlotte.

Honor veterans locally this Memorial Day

May 22, 2013

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.
   

BREAKING: Vaughan to lead Maiden girls hoops

May 22, 2013

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.

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