Archive - Feb 19, 2014
A cheerful breakfast around the table with a close group of friends can get serious very quickly at the Newton Fire Department. The eggs and bacon have to be put on hold at the sound of the siren.
â€śWe come in, we pick at one another and we have a good time, but when the pager goes off, everything changes,â€ť said Captain Jackie Lail. â€śItâ€™s time to put our game face on.â€ť
With a goal of serving as a citizen legislator, Hickory native Joe Fox launched his election campaign for the North Carolina House of Representatives District 96 seat.
He seeks the Republican nomination in the May 6 primary.
Behind a stout performance both offensively and defensively, the Newton-Conover boys basketball team marched its way into the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A championship game.
The Red Devils led Bunker Hill by 14 points after the first quarter and coasted to a 76-40 victory against the Bears in the conference tournament semifinals Wednesday at CVCCâ€™s Tarlton Complex.
Below is a look at Wednesday's conference tournament playoff games involving the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A:
Southern District 7
No. 1 Bandys 81, No. 8 West Lincoln 14
No. 2 Bunker Hill 64, No. 7 East Lincoln 15
No. 3 Maiden 45, No. 6 Lincolnton 35
No. 4 Newton-Conover 57, No. 5 West Caldwell 23