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Archive - Sep 2013

September 5th

Seeking a marker for Drumsville

September 5, 2013

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries it wasn't uncommon for towns and communities in Catawba county to slowly disappear into oblivion or meld into larger surrounding cities.

County lines were often changed, crops sometimes didn't grow causing the economy to fail, and families moved away.

September 4th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's county prep scores

September 4, 2013

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep scores across Catawba County:

Prep girls tennis
Maiden 9, St. Stephens 0
Newton-Conover 6, Fred T. Foard 3

Prep volleyball
Fred T. Foard 3, Hibriten 0
Hickory 3, South Caldwell 0
St. Stephens 3, Patton 0
West Iredell 3, Maiden 2

Prep boys soccer
Bunker Hill 1, Alexander Central 0

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September 4, 2013

Edna Mae Buchanan Turner Gilliland, 84, of Connelly Springs died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Burke County Hospice and Palliative Care in Valdese. Memorials may be made to Burke County Hospice, 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690.

Big hole, big price tag

September 4, 2013

 “This is a big hole,” Catawba Valley Community College President Garrett Hinshaw told county commissioners Tuesday.

The sinkhole that opened up July 27 in a drive and parking area at the school's main campus on U.S. 70 is also coming with a hefty price tag, Hinshaw said.

BREAKING: Spartans RB Zac Pollard has torn ACL

September 4, 2013

When running back Zac Pollard went down with a knee injury during last week's 28-0 win against West Caldwell, no one knew the extent of the damage.

The Spartans found out the disappointing results on Wednesday.

Following an MRI on Tuesday, Pollard was discovered to have a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and a torn meniscus in his left knee.

September 3rd

Arndt football coaches retiring after 24 years together

September 3, 2013

After 24 seasons together, Ardnt Middle School football coaches Lee Drum and Scott Frank are calling it a career.

The duo is making the 2013 campaign their final on the sidelines, but both are hoping to lead the Redskins to yet another championship.

The pairing between Drum and Frank at Arndt almost never happened, though.

In fact, both men had planned to coach football in high school.

'Dads 3B Joey Gallo wins pair of awards on Tuesday

September 3, 2013

Hickory Crawads third baseman Joey Gallo closed out his first-ever minor league baseball season with a bang on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old Gallo was named the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the second time this season.

During the week, Gallo hit seven home runs in six games during the week with 11 RBIs, seven runs and three walks.

PREP NOTEBOOK: A look at Tuesday's prep scores

September 3, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep scores across Catawba County:

Prep girls tennis
Maiden 7, Alexander Central 2
Newton-Conover 6, Draughn 3
St. Stephens 7, Bunker Hill 2

Prep volleyball
Hickory 3, Freedom 0
Maiden 3, Bandys 2
South Iredell 3, Bunker Hill 0
St. Stephens 3, Hibriten 0

Prep boys soccer
Fred T. Foard 6, Burns 1

Downtown scores new restaurant

September 3, 2013

CONOVER — With flooring still to be installed and painting left to do, Doug Vernon is working more than 75 hours a week to be ready to open Conover's new sports grill, SCORE!

“I think the city itself is looking forward to the opening and Conover has been a huge help,” Vernon said.

September 2nd

Johnson impresses in Charlotte 49ers’ first-ever win

September 2, 2013

When Matt Johnson left the prep football field at Lincolnton High School on Nov. 18, 2011, it would be nearly two years later before he would face another opponent.

He certainley didn’t show any signs of rust in UNC-Charlotte’s inaugural game at McColl-Richardson Field on Saturday.

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