Archive - 2013
School officials are saying everything has gone smoothly so far as students returned to classes starting Monday in both the Catawba County and Newton-Conover city schools.
Catawba County schools saw about 16,000 public school students walk through their doors on Monday, where 1,080 teachers awaited them.
Hickory High running back Jahiz Linebarger was presented with the first Coca-Cola Golden Helmet Award of the season on Tuesday.
Linebarger, who also plays defensive back for the Red Tornadoes, helped rally Hickory to a 25-20 road victory against Statesville this past Friday.
He rushed for over 110 yards with two touchdowns against Statesville â€” part of 25 unanswered points in the contest.
Maiden resident and angler Hank Cherry is the Bassmaster Elite Series Rookie of the Year.
â€śRookie of the year is a great foundation for my career,â€ť Cherry said. â€śThe guys in this rookie class are all great anglers, and it was a real accomplishment to come out on top. Iâ€™m going to build from here and someday get an Angler of the Year title.â€ť
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep scores across Catawba County:
Bunker Hill 3, Newton-Conover 1
Maiden 3, East Lincoln 0
Bandys 3, West Caldwell 0
Hickory 3, Starmount 1
Prep boys soccer
Hickory 2, South Iredell 2
St. Stephens 5, Ashbrook 0
West Iredell 8, Maiden 1
Prep girls tennis
Maiden 8, Alexander Central 1
Ray H. Boston, 91, of Hickory died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Trinity Ridge in Hickory. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Maria Trinidad Delgado, 94, of Newton died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Abernethy Laurels of Newton, N.C. The funeral will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Jenkins Funeral Home chapel.
Members of the Maiden Town Council and the mayor prepare their scissors to cut a ribbon outside the new town hall on Sunday afternoon. For more photos from the dedication ceremony, see page 3.
Sarah Woody brings her children Noah and Layla to Tuttle Elementary in southeastern Catawba County early Monday for their first day of school. Noah is starting first grade and Layla is in second grade.
Fred T. Foard junior quarterback Matt Williams will miss the rest of the prep football season after breaking his left leg in this past Friday's game against Maiden.
Williams broke his left tibia/shin bone in two places in the contest, which the Tigers lost at home, 48-20.
With Williams being sidelined, the door is now open for someone to step in to his starting role.
The Catawba County Hornets continued their defensive dominance on the gridiron Saturday against the Upstate Vikings.
The Hornets held the Vikings to 28 yards of total offense in a 28-0 victory at Westside/Jaycee Park.
Newton-Conover High School is in search of a new athletic director.
Billy Leeson, who has been AD at the school since March 2012, is leaving to take a position at a middle school in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System.
Leeson is a former dean of students at Vance High School. He has 11 total years of experience in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System.