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August 27th

It’s all in the details

August 27, 2014

Wood dust covers the feet of an artist as he sits in his workshop, intensely chiselling away at his current masterpiece. He has spent more than 1,000 hours perfecting the details of his giant wooden sculpture, down to one-one-hundred-thousandth of an inch cuts. By his side works his son, whom he hopes will continue his craftsman legacy for years to come.

August 26th

Red Devils rally, edge Bears on volleyball court

August 26, 2014

The Newton-Conover and Bunker Hill volleyball programs added another page to their annual rivalry on Tuesday.

The two squads, which met in last year’s SD-7 tournament championship game, battled until the final point of every set of Tuesday’s match.

In the end, Newton-Conover came away with a straight-sets victory to pull ahead in the Southern District 7 standings early in the season.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scores

August 26, 2014

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

Bandys 3, South Caldwell 0
Newton-Conover 3, Bunker Hill 0
Maiden 3, East Lincoln 0

Girls tennis
Maiden 9, Fred T. Foard 0
Newton-Conover 7, St. Stephens 2

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August 26, 2014

Norman Bolick Coley, 52, of Conover died unexpectedly Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Lincoln County. Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC, is honored to be serving the Coley family.

Ted Jones Hawn, 84, born September 3, 1929, in Catawba County, went to his eternal home on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Drum Funeral Home in Hickory is honored to be serving the Hawn family.

Off Duty, still working hard

August 26, 2014

After spending 24 hours on the clock as a fireman, many would spend the next 48 hours off the clock relaxing. Terry Drum, of Conover, chooses instead to get back to his roots and work just as hard on his days off.

"Welcome Home"

August 26, 2014

Many turned out Sunday to help dedicate the new South Newton Elementary School. As the doors opened for the first time to the public, the halls were quickly brought to life with excited faculty, staff, parents and students who have anxiously awaited this day.

Back 2 School

August 26, 2014

Excited squeals, warm embraces and even a few tears accompanied students across Catawba County as they bid farewell to summer and welcomed a brand new school year. The O-N-E visited Startown Elementary, Shuford Elementary and the brand new South Newton Elementary to capture the emotions as students filled the hallways at these schools.

August 25th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's prep sports scores

August 25, 2014

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

Hickory 3, Bunker Hill 1
North Gaston 3, St. Stephens 0

Boys soccer
Bunker Hill 2, North Iredell 1
Charlotte Catholic 5, St. Stephens 0
Newton-Conover 2, South Caldwell 0
South Iredell 2, Hickory 1
West Iredell 6, Maiden 4

Girls tennis

Saturday, August 23, 2014

August 25, 2014

Perry Lee Johnson, age 92, of Hickory passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at Hickory Manor in Hickory. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Johnson family.

Carl Clifford Sigmon, 85 of Conover died Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at Catawba Regional Medical Center. He was born January 2nd, 1929. The family will receive friends from 2-3:00 pm Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at at the funeral home.

A Buzzing Hobby

August 25, 2014

A man, dressed from head to toe in protective gear, walks around in a field, spying out his next box to look at. Thousands of little working soldiers buzz all over the place collecting nectar to bring back to their colonies. The man sprays the bees with smoke to calm them down from then removes the top of the box and starts to retrieve the honey combs.

It wasn’t pretty, but Newton-Conover was able to end its two-game losing skid in the rain on Friday...
Despite trailing 14-13 at halftime, the Fred T. Foard football team was outscored 19-7 in the...
Below is a look at tonight's prep football scores in Catawba County and across the state of North...


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