Archive - 2013
A Lincoln County woman was arrested Monday evening and charged in connection with a pair of pharmacy robberies in Newton and Conover.
The woman’s daughter, 19-year-old Chandra Griffin, who was in the vehicle when her mother was taken into custody, also faces misdemeanor drug charges, authorities say.
Bernard Forney Huffman, 84, of Newton died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Huffman family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
The Bandys girls basketball team had Newton-Conover's number for the second-straight week on Monday.
The Lady Trojans (25-2) pulled out to a double digit lead on their way to a 68-37 victory at Bost-Matheson Gymnasium, eliminating the Lady Red Devils (15-11) from the postseason.
Senior Raheim Connelly scored eight points in overtime on Monday, helping the Hickory boys basketball team survive a thriller in the first round of the 3A playoffs with a 67-59 victory against rival St. Stephens.
The Indians finish their season with a 19-8 record overall.
Below is a look at Monday night's first round playoffs scores from prep basketball across Catawba County:
Bandys 68, Newton-Conover 37
Hickory 78, Ashbrook 53
R-S Central 68, Fred T. Foard 58
West Caldwell 60, Newton-Conover 52
Shelby 87, Bunker Hill 55
Fred T. Foard 87, Patton 48
While the NBA's Slam Dunk contest may have been last weekend in Houston, the Denver Nuggets made Time Warner Cable Arena their own personal highlight reel on Saturday.
The Nuggets (35-22) tallied 14 jams en route to a 113-99 victory against the Charlotte Bobcats (13-43).
Center JaVale McGee made seven of those dunks for Denver, scoring 17 points and grabbing six rebounds.
Those two words can sum up the performances of Newton-Conover wrestlers during Saturday's 2A West Regions at West Lincoln High School.
A total of 13 Catawba County wrestlers in the 3A ranks are state qualified after the completion of the West Regional match held at North Gaston High School on Saturday.
Four 3A region champions were produced, including St. Stephens' Blake Rogers (106 pounds) and Andrew Christopher (220 pounds), as well as Fred T. Foard's Mikey Vincent (120 pounds) and Ben Pitts (132 pounds).
Below is a look at Monday's first round games in the NCHSAA prep basketball playoffs:
2A girls (Sectional 4)
No. 15 Newton-Conover (15-10) at No. 2 Bandys (24-2), 7 p.m.
3A girls (Sectional 3)
No. 16 Ashbrook (17-7) at No. 1 Hickory (24-2), 6:30 p.m.
No. 9 R-S Central (16-10) at No. 8 Fred T. Foard (18-8), 6:30 p.m.
The Bandys girls basketball team held off two tying attempts by East Burke in Friday's CVAC girls title game, coming away with a 50-48 victory at CVCC's Tarlton Complex.
Bandys' Madi Story scored 21 points to lead all players, while Sara Goble added 12 points.