Archive - 2013
Wayne Edward Benfield, 80, of Conover died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Memorials may be made to Sandy Ridge Baptist Church in Hickory.
Thursday the city of Conover staff displayed eight drawings by local students in city hall.
The works, which depicted what they loved the most about Conover, ranged in themes from the local farmers market to the library.
Starting Sunday, McDonald’s fans wanting their Big Mac attacks will have to wait about 100 days before they can sit down again at the restaurant’s U.S. 70 Conover location.
William Raymond “W.R.” Lutz, Jr., 88, of Settlemyre Bridge Road, Newton, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Frye Regional Medical Center, Hickory following a brief illness. Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of W.R. Lutz, Jr. and condolences may be left at www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com.
Two Conover men were convicted of separate sexual offenses Thursday in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.
Robert Daniel Deese, 34, of Conover, was convicted of Felony Indecent Liberties with a Child (3 counts).
The defendant was sentenced to no less than 15 months and no more than 18 months in the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction.
Polly Pearson recently retired from Catawba County Social Services after 40 years of helping people cope with life’s challenges. Originally hired in June of 1972, she taught people the daily skills needed for a successful life.
A pair of Cousins are helping to establish a new tradition for future swimmers at Maiden High School.
Seniors Christian Holdren and Alex Williams are helping set a new bar for the Blue Devil swim program despite each having only swam at the school for two years.
Seniors athletes across Catawba County made their college decisions official on Wednesday during National Signing Day.
Students from four area high schools â€”Â Bandys, Hickory, Maiden and Newton-Conover â€”Â took place in mock signings to finalize their collegiate and athletic choices.
Below is a look at Wednesday's prep basketball scores in Catawba County:
Fred T. Foard 69, Watauga 41
Fred T. Foard 70, Watauga 39
Kyrie Irving spent the fourth quarter on the bench watching and relaxing with the other starters.
No need for any heroics from the All-Star guard this time.
The Cavaliers finally rolled to an easy win the way they used to on a regular basis when LeBron James was Cleveland's hard-court king.