Archive - 2013
No Obituaries were reported at press time.
Donald Edward Horton, 67, of Newton, passed away, Sunday, July 28, 2013, at his residence. The Horton family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
Catawba County Emergency Management is asking citizens who reported damage from the July 27 flooding to remain patient as the damage assessment process continues.
Catawba County Emergency Management has formally requested disaster assistance from the State of North Carolina for victims of the July 27 flooding.
A letter asking for state disaster assistance was sent to the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management on Monday.
The Fred T. Foard football program waited nearly all summer to gets it first action in 2013, but it finally did on Tuesday.
The Tigers participated in its first 7-on-7 drills at Rudisill Stadium on the campus of Cherryville High School.
Among the teams involved in the 7-on-7 drills were the Tigers, the Ironmen, Bessemer City and Lincolnton.
All seven of Catawba County's prep football teams officially open practice on Thursday.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association designates Thursday as the first official tryouts and/or practice for all fall sports teams, including football, cross-country, volleyball, girl's golf and boy's soccer.
Below are the football practice times for each high school:
Living under the shadow of being a first round pick, Hickory Crawdads center fielder Lewis Brinson is shining bright.
The 19-year-old is in his first full season of minor league baseball in 2013. The biggest hurdle Brinson has had to overcome is the teamâ€™s more than 100-game schedule.
Glenn E. “Jeep” Yount, Sr., 78, of Claremont passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Yount family.
Flash flooding from a severe thunderstorm Saturday damaged many residences, businesses and roads roads throughout Catawba County.
The unanticipated stormed started with rain approximately at 4 a.m. and did not let up till the afternoon hours Saturday.