Archive - 2014
The Newton-Conover football team broke a tie for sixth place in the latest Associated Press prep football poll, which was released on Tuesday.
The Red Devils are now in sole possession of No. 6 in the 2A poll after breaking a tie with Franklin, who was one vote behind N-CHS. Newton-Conover once again received one first-place vote in the poll.
Kirk Dixon Hollar, age 45, died Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Catawba Valley Regional Hospice in Newton, NC. Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC is honored to serve the Hollar family.
The 30th annual Murrayâ€™s Mill Harvest Folk Festival took place Saturday through Sunday Sept 27 and 28. Sunshine and warm weather made for an incredible day that could be enjoyed by all. Southern accents and welcoming smiles greeted those who were interested in learning about this regionâ€™s rich past.
South Newton Elementary has started out the school year on the right foot. In August, the doors were opened to a brand new, permanent home for the Tigers and the new â€śLeader in Meâ€ť program kicked off. The excitement didnâ€™t end there.
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Fred T. Foard 3, Hibriten 0
St. Stephens 3, Patton 1
Fred T. Foard 2, Hibriten 1
Hickory 7, South Caldwell 3
Patton 5, St. Stephens 4
Fred T. Foard at Hibriten, ppd. to Tuesday
St. Stephens 5, Patton 4
Peter Wilfong Whitener, Jr., age 68 of Newton, passed away Friday, September 26, 2014 at his residence. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the Whitener family.
In the residential neighborhood along West 7th Street, thereâ€™s a collapsing brick house with chipping cream and sherbet-orange paint.
â€śThe house has been empty for probably five years now,â€ť said a neighbor who wished to remain anonymous. â€śItâ€™s a shame to let something like that go. This is such a nice neighborhood.â€ť
Hwy 55 Burgers and Fries, also known as Andy's Burgers and Fries, has been a family business since it began. 23 years ago, in Goldsboro, Kenny Moore started the company after the restaurant chain he was working for closed its doors. The chain built up by franchisees taking on ownership roles and opening locations throughout the state. Moore's son, Andy, still works for the company today.
Quote Steve Smith, nevermore.
Six months after being released by the Carolina Panthers, Smith shined against his former team on Sunday.
The Baltimore Ravens wide receiver caught two touchdowns and tallied 139 receiving yards in a 38-10 victory at M&T Bank Stadium.
The charismatic Smith was fired up about his performance following Sundayâ€™s game.
Rallying from 17 points down against Charleston Southern, the UNC Charlotte football team's comeback fell short on Saturday at Richardson Stadium.
The Niners failed to come away with points to start overtime, and the 25th-ranked Bucs scored on a one-yard run by Christian Reyes on the ensuing possession to come away with a 47-41 victory.