Archive - Feb 2014
Pending City Council approval, the Conover Fire Department has been awarded a two-year grant for $226,434. The grant is a SAFER grant awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security which will provide the salary and benefits for three full-time firefighter positions for the two-year span.
Amanda Duncan, a Catawba County native who has worked in the Catawba County Elections Office since 2007, has been appointed by the Catawba County Board of Elections to serve as the countyâ€™s new Director of Elections.Â
Duncan, who will start her new duties on March 3, succeeds Larry Brewer, who retired on Feb. 28 after serving as Director of Elections since April 2000.
Newton-Conover and Hunter Huss laid it all on the line Friday night for a chance to reach Greensboro and the fourth round of the 2A boys basketball playoffs.
When the dust settled from the war on the court, the Huskies came away the victors, ending the Red Devilsâ€™ season with a 92-83 win on the road.
Newton-Conover finishes its season with a 23-6 overall record.
It was a milestone night for both senior guard Ace Easter and the Bandys girls basketball team.
Easter scored her 2,000th career point, helping lead the Lady Trojans back to Greensboro for the fifth-straight year with an 87-61 victory against North Wilkes.
Allen Canrobert, 57, of Newton, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness. The Canrobert family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton-#828-464-1555.
Kelly Malton, age 48, of Greenville, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Fred T. Foard 10, Bunker Hill 2
Patton 5, Maiden 3
St. Stephens 5, Statesville 0
Bandys 4, North Lincoln 1
St. Stephens 12, Davie County 11 (first win in program history)
The past, present and future of Newtonâ€™s business sector was showcased on Thursday at the Old Post Office Playhouse as part of the 2nd Annual Newton Business Meeting.
A total of 59 businesses at the event were honored and recognized. Each business was presented with a special certificate honoring them for being a part of the Newton community.
No obituaries were reported at press time
Elsie Roxann Elmore, 95, of Lincolnton, formerly of Newton, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at Cardinal Health Care in Lincolnton. The Elmore family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.
Catawba Valley Community College announced the â€śOur School, Our Brandâ€ť campaign this week in which a new mascot will be selected to represent CVCC.
The new brand at CVCC looks to embody all of the past and future success of CVCC and the Catawba Valley area through the naming of a new mascot.