Archive - 2013
Former Freedom football coach Mike Helms is the next prep football coach at Hickory High School.
Helms' hire was approved during a special session of the Hickory Public Schools Board of Education on Wednesday.
Ralph S. Graham of Sherrills Ford, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Heartland Care Center of Peoria, Il. A memorial service to celebrate Ralph’s life will be held on June 1, at 2 p.m. at Hopewell UMC, Sherrills Ford. Memorials may be made to Hopewell UMC or Hospice Compassus of Peoria, Il.
After a total of 38 years in local government, 20 of which has been spent in his current role as Claremont’s Fire Chief, Gary Sigmon has announced his plans to retire effective June 30.
In January, Rachel Cooke found out her grandfather, Eddie Travis, had aggressive prostate cancer. Once she found out, Cooke began a grassroots effort to help raise money for not only her grandfather, but for cancer research in the county.
Below is a look at Friday's third round playoff games and start times involving prep baseball and softball teams across Catawba County:
Hickory (15-10) at South Point (23-1), 7 p.m.
Patton (15-9) at Fred T. Foard (13-13), 7 p.m.
Bandys (13-8) at Brevard (20-3), 5:30 p.m.
The offense for the Bandys baseball team was cold during its 2A playoff appearance.
That trend continued on Tuesday.
The Trojans, which had just two hits in a 1-0 first-round win against North Lincoln, tallied just one hit in a 4-0 second-round loss to the Shelby Golden Lions on Tuesday in Catawba.
Below is a look at Tuesday's second round prep playoff scores involving baseball and softball teams across Catawba County:
East Rutherford 7, Bunker Hill 1
Shelby 4, Bandys 0
Hickory 7, Asheville 2
Fred T. Foard 6, North Gaston 4
Bandys 7, North Lincoln 6
David Bandy Hewitt, 84, of Hickory, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. The Hewitt family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.
An important part of the mission of Eastern Catawba County Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM), a United Way Agency, is helping county residents in need of crisis assistance with food.
With the help of the Newton-Conover letter carriers during the 21st Annual Letter Carrier’s Food Drive, ECCCM will be able to provide this assistance.
The Newton-Conover golf team made history on Tuesday at Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines, becoming the school's first squad to capture a state title in the sport.