Archive - 2014
All three Catawba County school systems topped the state average for graduation rates for 2013-14.
Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) held the highest percentage in the county with 92.5 percent, well above the state average of 83.8 percent, according to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction data.
It all started when the "Eat, Drink and Be Local" event began three years ago as a promotion for the agriculture department in Catawba County. The event features a week filled with locally grown products and produce, and the meals that restaurants produce by taking advantage of Catawba County's farming.
Two years later, in 2013, Catawba County passed the Farm and Food sustainability plan.
Sarah Coffey, a fourth grade teacher at Lyle Creek Elementary in Conover, likes to keep her ducks in a row.
At the back of her classroom, she has a line of ducks that have been given to her by students in her 10 years teaching at Lyle Creek.
Carolina Panther quarterback Cam Newton is being held out of today's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to multiple media reports.
Newton continues the road to recovery after suffering a hairline rib fracture against the New England Patriots in the Panthers' third preseason game on Aug. 22
RICHMOND, Va. â€” NASCAR's new win-and-in format had the potential to give one driver a shot at a dramatic last-grasp berth into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
There were 17 drivers who could have raced their way into the Chase by winning Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, but Brad Keselowski would have nothing to do with a storybook ending.
Matt Johnson and his Charlotte 49er teammates were left with a bad taste in their mouths following a 33-9 season-opening victory against Campbell last week.
"We worked really hard this week," Johnson said. "We weren't really satisfied with the way we played last week, even with the win."
Newton-Conoverâ€™s defense hadnâ€™t allowed a single point in any of its games so far this season.
Giving up 21 points in the first half against rival Hickory, the Red Devils buckled down, allowing no Red Tornado points in the second half.
Newton-Conover scored 30-straight points en route to a 46-21 victory at Gurley Stadium against Hickory.
Behind Matt Williamsâ€™ five touchdown passes, Fred T. Foard ended a 20-game losing streak on Friday with a 49-21 victory against Bunker Hill.
Williams completed 17-of-25 passes for 223 yards â€” 115 of those to Tyler Johnson.
Below is a look at Friday night's prep football scores in Catawba County and across the state:
Catawba County scores
Bandys 42, Chase 7
Fred T. Foard 49, Bunker Hill 21
Newton-Conover 46, Hickory 21
Anson County 35, South Stanly 8
Arendell-Parrott Academy 54, Lawrence Academy 6
Ayden-Grifton 14, North Pitt 7
Shirley Jane Wilkinson Harvey, 67 entered into the everlasting joy of eternal life with Christ on Thursday, September 4, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. Bennett Funeral Service in Conover is serving the Harvey family.