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February 19th

‘Smoke on the mountain’

February 19, 2013

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.

Claremont’s history

February 19, 2013

When paying water bills or visiting the Claremont branch library, residents have several new photos to check out at in city hall.

February 18th

Red Devil squads advance to CVAC second round

February 19, 2013

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.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's first round scores

February 19, 2013

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

Girls scores
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

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

February 18, 2013

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.

Newton police seek help identifying suspects

February 18, 2013

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. 

Comedian killed after Newton performance

February 18, 2013

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.

February 17th

PREP HOOPS: This week's tournament brackets

February 17, 2013

Below is a look at this week's Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A basketball tournament brackets:

CVAC basketball tournament

GIrls bracket

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.

February 17th

Minors help Red Devils capture first 2A dual title

February 17, 2013

A pair of wrestlers with the last name Minor helped Newton-Conover reach a major milestone on Saturday — the school's first 2A dual team state wrestling championship.

Tigers win 3A dual title, school's second boys crown

February 17, 2013

When Nick Rotenberry's hand was raised on Saturday, history was made yet again at Fred T. Foard High School.

Rotenberry's 13-5 major decision against Morehead's Cameron Sanders helped the Tigers clinch the 3A dual team wrestling state championship.

Saturday's title win gives Foard its second state championship in a boys sport — both coming in wrestling (2011, 2013).

Catawba native Bobby Lutz is a finalist for the head men's basketball coaching job at College of...
Todd Starkey is leaving the Lenoir-Rhyne women’s basketball program to take an assistant coaching...
After five seasons, Ryan Succop's career as a Kansas City Chief is over. The Chiefs cut the veteran...

 

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