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Archive - May 2013

May 20th

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

May 20, 2013

Mattie Virginia Hoyle Irby of Newton, died May 7, 2013, at Abernethy Laurels.  The Irby family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

Murray’s Mill site of bluegrass music

May 20, 2013

On Saturday, June 8, the doors of the 100 year-old historic Murray’s Mill will be opened to the sounds of guitars, fiddles and good times with The Murray’s Mill Spring Bluegrass Music Festival, sponsored by the Catawba County Historical Association and  United Arts Council of Catawba County.

PREP SPORTS: Tuesday's prep playoff game times

May 20, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep playoff games involving teams across Catawba County:

Prep baseball
Patton (17-9) at Hickory (16-10), 7 p.m.

Prep softball
Enka (18-4) at Fred T. Foard (23-4), 6:30 p.m.

Prep soccer
Charlotte Catholic (20-2-3) at St. Stephens (20-3-2), 6 p.m.

Bellas honored by Justice Department

May 20, 2013

Assistant district attorney of N.C.’s 25th Prosecutorial District, Eric Bellas was recognized by the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday, May 15, during the annual National Missing Children’s Day commemoration in Washington, D.C.

The 25th Prosecutorial District includes Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties.

May 18th

Johnson wins his record fourth NASCAR All-Star race

May 19, 2013

A five-time Sprint Cup champion, Jimmie Johnson can now refer to himself as a four-time All-Star Race winner after Saturday.

The Sprint Cup Series points leader added to another record to his already impressive resumé by claiming his second-straight All-Star Race trophy at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

McMurray wins Showdown; Stenhouse, Patrick in

May 18, 2013

Jamie McMurray led every lap of the Sprint Showdown on Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, winning the event on Saturday to qualify for the Sprint All-Star Race.

Vikings end Red Devils run in 2A soccer playoffs

May 18, 2013

The Newton-Conover girls soccer team had its season ended by South Iredell on Saturday evening in Troutman.

The Lady Vikings (21-2) scored three goals and clamped up their defense to come away with the 3-0 shutout in the third meeting between the two schools this season.

Miracle Campbell netted two goals for South Iredell, while Katie Hinerman pocketed the other goal for the Lady Vikings.

May 17th

Johnson tries to set record with fourth All-Star win

May 17, 2013

Jimmie Johnson enters this weekend’s Sprint All-Star Race with not only the points lead, but a chance to make history.

The driver of the No. 48 Hendrick Chevrolet will try to win his record fourth All-Star trophy, and in the process, surpass Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon and the late Dale Earnhardt for most victories at the event.

Panthers end Tigers' run in the 3A baseball playoffs

May 17, 2013

Patton put an end to the improbable run in the 3A playoffs by the Fred T. Foard baseball team on Friday.

The Panthers (16-9) scored two runs in the first and fifth innings on their way to a 6-1 victory against the Tigers in Newton.

PREP SPORTS: Friday's Catawba Co. playoff scores

May 17, 2013

Below is a look at tonight's prep playoff scores in baseball, softball and soccer across Catawba County:

Prep baseball
Hickory 5, South Point 2
Patton 6, Fred T. Foard 1

Prep softball
Fred T. Foard 2, Franklin 1
Brevard 3, Bandys 1

Prep soccer
St. Stephens 4, Burns 0

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