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Archive - 2014

September 12th

Deadlock and downpour: Red Devils, Patriots tie

September 12, 2014

A much-hyped match up on the football field between Newton-Conover and Freedom had a damper put on it Friday.

Rain and lightning forced a 13-13 tie between the two squads, and the game, which was stopped with 2:36 left until halftime, will not be made up.

Both teams will receive a tie on their regular season record as a result of the game.

RB Forte, QB Farley lead Blue Devils past Indians

September 12, 2014

Caleb Farley scored four touchdowns and Asani Forte added three in a 56-48 Maiden victory against St. Stephens on Friday in Hickory.

Forte rushed for a team- and game-high 226 yards in the contest for Maiden (3-0), while Farley added 124 on the ground and 50 through the air.

St. Stephens (1-2) was led by a pair of 100-yard rushers in Spencer Brown and Janarion Knox.

PREP FOOTBALL: Friday's gridiron scoreboard

September 12, 2014

Below is a look at Friday's prep football scores in Catawba County and around the area:

Catawba County scores
Alexander Central 36, Bandys 14
Fred T. Foard 28, West Lincoln 14 (postponed - resumes at 6 p.m. Saturday)
Freedom 13, Newton-Conover 13 (tie - game will not be made up)
Maiden 56, St. Stephens 48
Mooresville 42, Hickory 0 (final - game called due to weather)

BREAKING: Prep football affected by weather

September 12, 2014

Inclement weather in the area tonight is causing changes to the prep football schedule.

Below are the schedule changes involving Catawba County teams:

Prep football (week four)
Bandys at Alexander Central, moved to 6:30 p.m.
Fred T. Foard at West Lincoln, 7:30 p.m.
Hickory at Mooresville, 7:30 p.m.
Maiden at St. Stephens, 7:30 p.m.
Newton-Conover at Freedom, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014

No Obituaries to report

Storms cause wastewater spill in Conover

September 12, 2014

Storms that blew across Catawba County last weekend left a pump station in Conover out of commission.

A tree fell off Evans Street SE in Conover knocking down a power line and killing the main power source as well as the battery back-up powers for the pump station, according to Assistant Wastewater Supervisor Tony Parker.

Never Forget 9/11

September 12, 2014

Tyler Terry with Claremont Fire Department holds out the Flag of Honor that was flown in the city on Thursday in honor of 9/11. The flag is made up of the names of each individual that lost their life in the attacks of Sept. 11 2001, arranged in the pattern of an American Flag.

Raining Cats and Dogs

September 12, 2014

Sounds of joy emerge as soon as you walk in the door. The smell of bleach, puppy breath and cat littler overwhelm your senses. Your first reaction is to pick up one of the furry friends and hold them.

"They love attention," said Debbie McAlexander, a volunteer with the Catawba County Humane Society.

McAlexander has been working as a volunteer with the animals for a year and a half.

September 11th

Short and sweet: Red Devils win home JV opener

September 11, 2014

It was a short, but sweet first home outing for the Newton-Conover junior varsity football team on Thursday.

The Red Devils (2-1) scored the lone points of their game against Freedom in the first quarter in an 8-0 weather-shortened win at Gurley Stadium.

JV FOOTBALL: Thursday's scoreboard

September 11, 2014

Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:

Junior varsity football scores
Fred T. Foard 26, West Lincoln 20
Maiden at St. Stephens, ppd. to Monday
Newton-Conover 8, Freedom 0 (final/after three quarters)
West Iredell 22, Bunker Hill 6

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