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March 5th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's prep scoreboard

March 5, 2014

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

Baseball
Bunker Hill 9, Hibriten 8
Maiden 7, Fred T. Foard 6 (nine innings)
Newton-Conover 1, Hickory 0 (nine innings)

Softball
Shelby 12, Newton-Conover 0 (five innings)
West Lincoln 9, Fred T. Foard 1

Girls soccer
Fred T. Foard 1, Polk County 0

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March 5, 2014

Charles Richard Medlin Sr. “Big M”, age 65, of Newton, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Brian Center East in Hickory. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Medlin family.

Martha Pope Carpenter, 93, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. The Carpenter family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

March 4th

eUtilities service is presenting by Newton Council

March 4, 2014

A new way to pay your utilities bill was featured in last nights Newton City Council meeting.

Trojans win 30th, advance to West Region final

March 4, 2014

Behind Haleigh Lackey’s 18 points, the Bandys girls basketball team won its 30th game of the season on Tuesday, advancing to the 2A Western Regional final at UNC-Greensboro.

Bandys defeated East Davidson, 62-42, to earn the right to play Franklin (24-3) in Saturday’s noon 2A West title contest at UNC-Greensboro’s Fleming Gym.

March 3rd

Conover Fire Department grant approved

March 4, 2014

Conover Fire Department will soon start the hiring process for three new full-time positions made available by a SAFER grant awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Department of Homeland Security.

Conover City Council approved this grant and the addition of these positions at their Monday night meeting.

Lady Trojans look for 30th victory versus Lady Eagles

March 3, 2014

For 29 straight games, the Bandys girls basketball team has been invincible.

Tonight, the Lady Trojans will try to add win No. 30 against by far its toughest test this season.

Bandys (29-0) faces East Davidson (24-3) tonight at Fleming Gymnasium on the campus of UNC-Greensboro for a chance to advance to the 2A Western Regional final on Saturday.

March 1st

BREAKING: 2A, 3A Regional playoff times released

March 1, 2014

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) released the start times for the 2A and 3A Regionals, featuring the Bandys and Hickory high school girls basketball teams.

Below is a look at those schedules:

Class 2A (at Fleming Gymnasium at UNC-Greensboro)
Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m.:  No. 8 Franklin (26-3) vs. No. 4 East Rutherford (23-2)

February 28th

Conover City Council meeting on Monday

February 28, 2014

Pending City Council approval, the Conover Fire Department has been awarded a two-year grant for $226,434. The grant is a SAFER grant awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security which will provide the salary and benefits for three full-time firefighter positions for the two-year span.

Duncan replaces Brewer as BOE director

February 28, 2014

Amanda Duncan, a Catawba County native who has worked in the Catawba County Elections Office since 2007, has been appointed by the Catawba County Board of Elections to serve as the county’s new Director of Elections. 

Duncan, who will start her new duties on March 3, succeeds Larry Brewer, who retired on Feb. 28 after serving as Director of Elections since April 2000.

Red Devils’ season ended at hands of Huskies

February 28, 2014

Newton-Conover and Hunter Huss laid it all on the line Friday night for a chance to reach Greensboro and the fourth round of the 2A boys basketball playoffs.

When the dust settled from the war on the court, the Huskies came away the victors, ending the Red Devils’ season with a 92-83 win on the road.

Newton-Conover finishes its season with a 23-6 overall record.

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