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January 24th

Seniors stand tall, Red Devils clinch SD-7 title

January 25, 2014

Six seniors have been the driving force for the Newton-Conover wrestling team this season.

On Friday night, they honored the program the only way they knew how — winning.

The Red Devils won 11 of their 13 matches against West Caldwell, clinching the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A championship with a 54-9 victory against the Warriors.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's sports scores

January 25, 2014

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 63, Maiden 40
East Lincoln 89, Bandys 62
Freedom 73, Fred T. Foard 63
Newton-Conover 66, West Caldwell 55
St. Stephens 69, Watauga 63

Girls basketball
Bandys 89, East Lincoln 14
Bunker Hill 49, Maiden 34
Freedom 61, Fred T. Foard 22

Friday, January 24, 2014

January 24, 2014

Joshua “Josh” Scott Story, age 25, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at CMC Charlotte. Memorial services will be held Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at 2 p.m. at E. F. Drum Funeral Home. Visitation will immediately follow the service. Rev. Gary Smits will officiate.

January 23rd

Off the chain: Tompkins carves creations

January 24, 2014

Brad Tompkins may be the best kept secret in Catawba County.

Tompkins works for the city of Newton as tree trimmer. His job is not what makes him special, though. It’s want he creates outside of work that does.

After Tompkins trims trees down, he turns them into works of art. Tompkins uses his chainsaw to sculpt animals such as bears, eagles and frogs.

Tournament, ‘Champions course’ returns in October

January 24, 2014

After receiving rave reviews from all constituents, the “Champions Course” at Rock Barn Golf & Spa will return for the 2014 Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn, which is set for Oct. 13-19 in Conover.

Local poet Owens is featured on radio show

January 24, 2014

Hickory poet Scott Owens was featured on Garrison Keillor’s National Public Radio show, “The Writer’s Almanac” on Thursday.

Owens’ poem, “Cleaning House,” from his new collection “Eye of the Beholder” was read aloud by Keillor on this daily nationally syndicated radio and online show. Readers can still hear the poem at writersalmanac.publicradio.org.

Beam greets community, described as ‘ball of fire’

January 24, 2014

More than 100 people turned out at Newton-Conover High School on Thursday night to meet their new head football coach, Matt Beam.

Beam spoke to everyone in attendance before talking with parents, players and supporters one on one.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Red Devils battle Warriors

January 24, 2014

They say its hard to beat a team once and even harder to do it twice.

The Newton-Conover boys basketball team has that opportunity tonight on the road against West Caldwell.

The Red Devils have already beaten the Warriors 59-56 on Dec. 19, 2013 in both team’s conference openers.

Saint’s McGinnis turns serious injury into inspiration

January 24, 2014

A debilitating back injury cost Jordan McGinnis most of his junior season on the basketball court.

The St. Stephens senior turned his agony on the court into creativity off it.

McGinnis first discovered the back injury during the summer of 2012 while attending a recruit camp at West Virginia University.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

January 23, 2014

Claude Avery Ballard, Jr., age 69, of Newton, died Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 at his residence. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Freedom Biker Church of Hickory, 1385 33rd St SE, Conover, NC 28613.

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