Archive - 2014
Despite being off last week, the Newton-Conover football team once again moved up in the latest Associated Press prep football poll.
The Red Devils (3-0-1) were tied for sixth place with Franklin (4-1) with 69 total votes.
Newton-Conover also received one first-place vote for the third-straight week.
Southwest Onslow is on top of the 2A poll for the second-straight week.
Eleanor Buff Baxley 79 of Claremont died Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Sherrills Ford Hospice House. The Baxley family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.
Mike McClure, age 64 of Lincolnton, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at Levine and Dickson Hospice. E. F. Drum Funeral Home is serving the McClure family.
Leaves have yet to start changing colors, clocks have yet to be set back for Daylight Savings and temperatures are still reaching the 90's, but fall is here. The most common indicator that people have accepted the season change sits atop menus everywhere â€” the pumpkin craze.
The former Cheerwine factory in Conover will soon be kicking with activity when Shea Stadium Sports opens its doors to soccer players of all ages.
The new indoor soccer complex will begin league play on Nov. 1, with teams ranging from 3 and 4 year olds to 30 and up.
According to Forbesâ€™ Best Places for Business and Careers list, the Charlotte metro area is ranked 191 out of 200. However, the area is also ranked No. 1 with the lowest cost of doing business.
The Newton-Conover boys soccer team maintained its dominant play Monday on the road against Bunker Hill.
The Red Devils, ranked third in the latest state rankings in 2A, scored a pair of goals early and held off a late charge by the Bears to come away with a 2-0 conference victory.
The shutout for Newton-Conover (11-1, 5-0) is its eighth this season.
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Fred T. Foard 3, Freedom 0
Watauga 3, St. Stephens 1
East Lincoln 9, Maiden 0
Freedom 2, Fred T. Foard 0
Hickory 3, Patton 2
Newton-Conover 2, Bunker Hill 0
Watauga 3, St. Stephens 0
West Caldwell 3, Bandys 2 (OT)
Rodrigo De Jesus Franco Quintero 65 of Newton died Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. The Quintero family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111
Murrayâ€™s Mill will celebrate 30 years of festival Sept. 27 and 28. The historic mill, the last of its kind in Catawba County, has a vast and unique history.
â€śItâ€™s just as it was when John Murray put the lock on the door for the last time,â€ť said Melinda Herzog, Executive Director of the Catawba County Museum of History.