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September 30th

Red Devils break tie for sixth in latest AP poll

September 30, 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.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September 30, 2014

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.

A Festival of Tradition

September 30, 2014

The 30th annual Murray’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 region’s rich past.

Recognizing Leaders

September 30, 2014

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 “Leader in Me” program kicked off. The excitement didn’t end there.

September 29th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's sports scores

September 29, 2014

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

Boys soccer
Fred T. Foard 2, Hibriten 1
Hickory 7, South Caldwell 3
Patton 5, St. Stephens 4

Girls tennis
Fred T. Foard at Hibriten, ppd. to Tuesday
St. Stephens 5, Patton 4

Saturday, September 27, 2014

September 29, 2014

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.

Newton acquires vacant home

September 29, 2014

In the residential neighborhood along West 7th Street, there’s a collapsing brick house with chipping cream and sherbet-orange paint.

“The house has been empty for probably five years now,” said a neighbor who wished to remain anonymous. “It’s a shame to let something like that go. This is such a nice neighborhood.”

Hwy 55 to open in Conover

September 29, 2014

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.

September 28th

Smith shines against former team, Panthers fall 38-10

September 29, 2014

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 Sunday’s game.

Niners drop second-straight in OT thriller with Bucs

September 29, 2014

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.

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