Archive - 2013
Lori A. Mathes was appointed by the Catawba County Board of Commissioners on Monday, Feb. 25, as the County’s new Tax Collector. The decision was based upon staff’s recommendations at the Board’s meeting on Feb. 18.
Fire fighters from three counties battled a woods fire Monday that charred over ten acres of Little Mountain in eastern Catawba County.
The original call, just before noon, was for Bandys Fire Department to check for a report of “smoke on the mountain” off Tower Road.
When paying water bills or visiting the Claremont branch library, residents have several new photos to check out at in city hall.
The Newton-Conover girls and boys basketball teams both advanced to the second round of the Catawba Valley Athletic 2A tournament with victories on the court Monday.
The Lady Red Devils knocked off West Caldwell 56-47, while the Red Devil boys picked up a 74-57 win against county rival Bandys.
Below is a look at Monday's first round prep basketball tournament scores from across Catawba County, as well as look at the next round games:
Catawba Valley 2A
No. 1 Bandys 82, No. 8 Maiden 54
No. 2 East Burke 58, No. 7 Draughn 27
No. 3 South Iredell 62, No. 6 Bunker Hill 55
No. 4 Newton-Conover 56, No. 5 W. Caldwell 47
Barrett William Lynch, 45, of Mt. Airy, formerly of Newton, died after a courageous battle on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. The Lynch family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
On Sunday, Feb. 17, the Newton Police Department responded to 36 Northwest Blvd (US 321 Business) Newton, reference a reported armed robbery at the CVS.
Upon arrival, officers were advised a white female entered the store and proceeded to walk directly to the rear of the store to the pharmacy.
A stand-up comedian, who performed Saturday night at a sold out performance in the Newton-Conover Auditorium, died early Sunday morning in a two-car wreck on I-40 in Durham County.
Brian Edward Kiley, 28, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., died at the scene of the accident.
Below is a look at this week's Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A basketball tournament brackets:
CVAC basketball tournament
Monday's first round games
No. 8 Maiden (5-18, 2-12) at No. 1 Bandys (21-2, 13-1), 6:30 p.m.
No. 5 West Caldwell (7-12, 5-9) at No. 4 Newton-Conover (14-9, 9-5), 6:30 p.m.
A pair of wrestlers with the last name Minor helped Newton-Conover reach a major milestone on Saturday â€” the school's first 2A dual team state wrestling championship.