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April 26, 2013

Wilma Christine Lail, 84, of Conover died on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 4420 County Home Rd., Conover, N.C., 28613.

Athletes invade Gurley

April 26, 2013

Guests, volunteers and athletes from across Catawba County flooded into Gurley Stadium at Newton-Conover High School to celebrate the Catawba County Special Olympics. Events were held on the high school’s track and baseball field on Friday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

April 25th

Cooper, Crouse lead Lady Blue Devils to 17th win

April 26, 2013

The Maiden softball team picked up its 11th consecutive win of the season behind 14 runs on 13 hits Thursday in Claremont.

Jessica Cooper and Emily Crouse each drove in three RBIs, helping the Lady Blue Devils pick up a 14-3 five-inning road victory against Bunker Hill.

Panthers select DT Lotulelei with 14th overall pick

April 26, 2013

Searching for the heart of their defensive line, the Carolina Panthers turned to a Star to fill the void.

The team selected Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei with the 14th overall pick during Thursday night’s NFL Draft.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's sports scoreboard

April 25, 2013

Below is a look at Thursday's sports scores from across Catawba County:

Prep baseball
Bandys 5, East Burke 3
Maiden 2, Bunker Hill 1 (eight innings)
South Iredell 9, Newton-Conover 4

Prep softball
Bandys 3, East Burke 2
Maiden 14, Bunker Hill 3 (five innings)
South Iredell 3, Newton-Conover 1

Prep soccer
Bandys 5, East Burke 3

Kidnappers arrested

April 25, 2013

Hickory police have arrested four people with kidnapping a man from a Lowe’s Home Improvement store on U.S. 70 in Hickory Monday.

four suspects were arrested around 3:30 a.m.  Tuesday after Hickory Police found the kidnap victim bound with duct tape in a residence just outside the city limits.

Short chase ends in arrest

April 25, 2013

A Catawba county man is in jail after deputies said he led them on a short chase in a stolen van.
Shane Lee Huffman, 34, of 1700 Buffalo Shoals Road, Catawba, faces multiple charges including felony fleeing to elude, larceny of a motor vehicle, driving while impaired and driving with a revoked license.    

Long time Newton business man dies

April 25, 2013

Following the death Wednesday morning at a local hospital of  83-year-old Newton businessman Joseph Schrum Epps, his family gathered to reminisce about the life of the man thousands knew simply as Joe Epps.

District Teacher of the Year honored

April 25, 2013

Shuford Elementary School's faculty and staff met to honor 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year Angie Sigmon on Wednesday, April 24.

Two critically injured in wreck

April 25, 2013

A single car accident Wednesday night in North Newton injured three and closed a portion of North Main Avenue for several hours.

According to Newton police officials, Stacy Lee Puckett from 745 Boundry Street, Newton was traveling south on North Main Ave. at a high rate of speed and lost control of his 2003 Lexus 300 passenger car when he crested the hill near 13th street.

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