Archive - 2013
Coming off of possibly their best season ever, the Catawba County Hornets are aiming to add more history and success in 2013.
Led by a shutdown defense, the Hornets ended their 2012 campaign with an 11-3 record.
The team made it to the Florida Bowl in Deltona, Fla. and faced off against the Orlando Rage.
Ronald Eugene Spencer, 66, of Claremont went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at his residence. The Spencer family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.
Council member Robert C. Abernethy, Jr. is seeking a second term on Newton City Council.
Seven candidates called it close by waiting to the last morning to file for the 2013 municipal elections with the Catawba County Board of Elections on Friday.
The deadline was noon, and the last candidate filed just after 11:30 a.m.
The filing period started at noon on Friday July 5.
A couple was arrested on multiple felony charges after law enforcement found various illegal drugs in a Conover area residence.
An investigation led the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office to obtain a search warrant on Wednesday for a residence at 1581 Glimmering Sand Lane, said Sheriff Coy Reid.
Soldiers Reunion Cruisin’, one of the popular events of Newton’s annual Soldiers Reunion patriotic festival, this year will feature the music that America hummed, sang and danced to when the classic cars featured in the cruising were new. The afternoon-into-evening display and cruise is set for Sunday, August 11.
Behind Colton Allisonâ€™s pitching and a few timely hits, Hickory Post 48 evened its playoff series with Shelby Post 82 on Thursday.
Allison allowed just four Shelby hits in a 4-0 victory for Hickory in game two of the two teamâ€™s series at Henkel-Alley Field.
The Newton-Conover football team hosted 7-on-7 drills on Thursday with Hibriten and West Iredell high schools.
Second-year Red Devils coach Brint Russell said he is trying to focus on one goal during his teamâ€™s preseason.
O. Kemit “Kem” Lawing, Jr., 57, of Catawba, passed away on July 16, 2013. Born Nov. 2, 1955 in Catawba County, he was the son of Mabel Brittain Lawing of Conover and the late Osborne Kemit Lawing, Sr. The Lawing family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.
Authorities say a Conover man has been arrested as an accessory after the fact in connection to the June 10 shooting death of Jerrod Mason.
According to sheriff department reports, Marcus T. Kennedy, 30, of 2324 Edna St.,