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Archive - Jul 2013

July 12th

All in a days work

July 12, 2013

Newton firefighter Randy Matthews, assigned to Newton Fire Department Engine One in the downtown station, had a busy Friday morning. The department responded to a report of strong gas fumes at an apartment complex at 222 Park Lane just before 10 a.m.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

July 12, 2013

Joyce “Polly” Johnson Bolick, 77 of Catawba, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Sherrills Ford Hospice House. The Bolick family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee.

July 11th

Allison’s arm helps Hickory tie series with Gaston

July 11, 2013

On just a few days rest, Colton Allison had the best pitching performance of his entire American Legion baseball career on Thursday.

The former St. Stephens and current CVCC pitcher tossed a three-hit shutout, helping Hickory pick up a 2-0 game two victory against Gaston at Henkel-Alley Field.

With the victory, Post 48 (18-8) ties its series with the Braves at one game apiece.

Hunter Harvey debuting for GCL Orioles on July 19

July 11, 2013

Former Bandys High pitcher Hunter Harvey will make his anticipated pro debut next week with the Gulf Coast Orioles.

Harvey, who was drafted with the 22nd pitch in the 2013 MLB Draft, will pitch against the Gulf Coast League Rays on July 19 in Sarasota, Fla. at 12 p.m.

Friday, July 12, 2013

July 11, 2013

Loy Erastus Sigmon, Jr., born July 3, 1925. Passed away July 9, 2013. The Sigmon family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton.

County to award $2.3 million contract

July 11, 2013

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners will award the bid for a new library when they meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at the 1924 Courthouse at 30 North College Avenue in Newton.

Two Newton men sentenced in sperate drug cases

July 11, 2013

Brian Duane Martz, 34, of Newton, was convicted of Felony Possession of Cocaine,  two counts of Felony Attempted Larceny and two counts of Habitual Felon status this week in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court. The defendant was sentenced to no less than 52 months and no more than 88 months in the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction.

Brandes to retire from Social Services

July 11, 2013

Beth Brandes will retire as assistant director of Catawba County Social Services on July 31 following 25 years of service and a lifetime of advocacy for children and under-served populations.

Hickory to host SAL All-Star game for third time

July 11, 2013

The Hickory Crawdads announced on Thursday that they will host next year's South Atlantic League All-Star Game on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

This will be the third time that the Crawdads franchise has hosted the event (1994, 2001).

Hickory falls 5-3 to Gaston in game one of series

July 11, 2013

When it needed runs the most on Wednesday, Hickory's bats just couldn't produce on offense.

Post 48 stranded 10 runners on base in a 5-3 series-opening loss to the Gaston Braves at Red Raider Field on the campus of South Point High School.

The game time for the fourth-round volleyball playoff game between Newton-Conover and Bunker Hill...
The Newton-Conover football team will try to bounce back from its first loss of the season tonight...
Below is a look at Thursday's third-round volleyball playoff scores involving Catawba County teams...

 

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