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Archive - 2014

September 24th

BREAKING: Tony Stewart won't face charges in death

September 24, 2014

A grand jury in New York ruled Wednesday that three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart won't face charges in the death of Kevin Ward, Jr.

The incident involving Stewart and Ward, Jr. took place on Aug. 9 at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Canandaigua, N.Y.

Voter Registration on the rise

September 24, 2014

Tuesday, Sept. 23, was National Voter Registration Day. The State Board of Elections announced that its rolls grew by nearly 1.5 million over the last 10 years, bringing to total to 6.5 million registered voters in N.C. That number represents about 9 out of 10 eligible voters in N.C.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014

Alvin Loy Arrowood, Sr., age 91, of Hickory passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. He was born September 9, 1923 in Catawba County, Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Arrowood family.

The future of Hwy 16

September 24, 2014

N.C. 16 in Catawba County could make the to-do list for NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) projects in the coming years.

Life Lesson

September 24, 2014

Sept. 5 2014.

"I came into class that morning expecting to learn horticulture," said Bandys High School Student Travis Goforth, 16. "But instead we learned about a calf being born."

Students in the morning horticulture class spend most of their time learning about plants, but each morning the students take a walk outside to feed the animals used for other agriculture and farming classes.

September 23rd

Behind Fair’s 26 kills, Bears avenge loss to N-CHS

September 23, 2014

Megan Fair had two goals when she started her Bunker Hill volleyball career as a freshman in 2011 — beat Newton-Conover and break the single-match record for kills by the time she was a senior.

In one swift swoop, Fair completed both goals Tuesday night at home against the rival Lady Red Devils.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scores

September 23, 2014

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

Volleyball
Bandys 3, West Caldwell 0
Bunker Hill 3, Newton-Conover 1
Maiden 3, East Lincoln 0

Girls tennis
Bandys 6, West Caldwell 3
East Lincoln at Maiden, ppd. to TBD
Newton-Conover at Bunker Hill, ppd. to TBD

Panthers FB Mike Tolbert out until Week 13

September 23, 2014

The Carolina Panthers were dealt yet another blow to their already hampered running back situation on Tuesday.

Fullback Mike Tolbert was placed on the injured reserve/designated for return list, meaning he cannot play until Week 13 of the NFL season when Carolina visits the Minnesota Vikings.

Red Devils are up to sixth in latest prep football poll

September 23, 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.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September 23, 2014

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.

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