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June 17th

BREAKING: Mangum leaving Lady Tigers for AC job

June 17, 2013

Girls basketball coach Brad Mangum is leaving Fred T. Foard for a former rival high school of the Tigers.

Mangum was approved as a high school teacher on Monday by the Alexander County School Board and also named the next girls basketball coach at ACHS.

Mangum said there was one main reason for his decision to make the coaching move.

Checkpoint nets 59 charges

June 17, 2013

Newton along with the Hickory and Conover police departments and N.C. Highway Patrol wrote a combined 59 tickets and made several arrests during a weekend checkpoint.

The group of 17 officers conducted the checkpoint Saturday, June 15 at 11 p.m. that lasted until 2 a.m Sunday. The checkpoint was located on U.S. 70 near the Hickory American Legion Fair Grounds.

Local gift ideas for Dad to enjoy

June 17, 2013

This Father's Day don't buy your special man the same old gifts. While ties and shirts are a safe gift, this year treat him to something he will use and enjoy. No man can have enough tools or outdoor toys and those are the perfect gifts to treat Dad with. Several local businesses have just the items Dad's want with the prices just right for you.
    

June 14th

Punch, Yount reflect on 1968 College World Series run

June 15, 2013

Forty-five years after helping N.C. State make it to the College World Series for the first time in program history, Newton natives and former Wolfpack baseball players Dennis Punch and Gary Yount reflected on their team's remarkable run to Omaha.

Punch and Yount were two of three Red Devils who played in back-to-back College World Series in 1967-68.

Bumgarner blanks Braves, tosses two-hitter in 6-0 win

June 15, 2013

Madison Bumgarner was magic on the mound Friday in Georgia in front of 40 of his closest family and friends.

The former South Caldwell High and current San Francisco Giants pitcher tossed a two-hit gem in a 6-0 victory against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.

Bumgarner spoke after Friday's game that he knew "after the first out" of his potential perfect game and no-hit performances.

Six-run fourth lifts Hickory over top of Ashevile

June 15, 2013

Despite having nearly a week off from competition, Hickory Post 48 picked up where it left off on Friday.

A six-run top of the fourth lifted Hickory to a Area IV West Division victory against Asheville.

Post 48 improves to 8-3 overall and 4-2 in divisional games.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

June 14, 2013

Henry Lee Fox, 68, of Conover died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 as the result of a traffic accident. The Fox/McGee family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

Happy Father’s Day

June 14, 2013

Sunday is the day to recognize good old dad for all of the values and lessons that he imparted with you.

Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Wa. at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there.

Woman arrested for murder

June 14, 2013

Catawba County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alyshia Rachell Wilson, 28, of 2683 JB Rd. in Claremont for one count Felony Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter and one count Felony Conspire to Murder.

Wislon’s charges stem from a shooting in Catawba on Monday that killed A 33-year old man on Edna Street in Catawba.]

Conover cleans up after storm

June 14, 2013

A fast moving powerful storm struck Conover Thursday afternoon and left a trail of damage across the city.

“As of noon today [Friday] we have collected more than 50 tons of debris since clean up efforts began yesterday,” Conover City Manager Donald Duncan said.

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