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December 9th

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

December 9, 2014

Helen Colleen Kirksey 85 of Catawba died Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Sherrills Ford Hospice House. The Kirksey family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

Balmukund M. Baxi, 67, died on Saturday, December 6, 2014, in his home in Conover, NC. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton, NC, is honored to serve the Baxi family.

Rain Can’t Stop Christmas in Claremont

December 9, 2014

Saturday’s cold and cloudy weather cut short the annual Claremont Christmas parade. With drizzle and a temperature of only 48F, crowd goers shivered and sipped on hot chocolate as flashing lights and sirens from surrounding police and fire departments made their way down Main Street.

December 8th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's sports scores

December 8, 2014

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

Girls basketball
Hickory 84, Statesville 35
St. Stephens 50, Newton-Conover 38

Boys basketball
Hickory 65, Statesville 55
Newton-Conover 78, St. Stephens 63

FSU beats Georgia Tech for third-straight ACC title

December 8, 2014

Florida State wouldn’t be denied a spot in the first-ever College Football Playoff.

The Seminoles marched to their third-straight ACC title and 29th win in a row with a 37-35 victory against Georgia Tech on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

December 8, 2014

Virginia Sigmon Bowman 96 of Claremont, a very loving and caring lady left us on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Trinity Ridge Nursing in Mountain View to join her Lord and Savior in Heaven. The Bowman family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111

County bids farewell to retiring Judge Kincaid

December 8, 2014

Retiring Superior Court Judge Timothy S. Kincaid, right, shakes hands with Superior Court Judge-elect Greg Hayes, left, at a celebration in honor of Kincaid’s service held Friday.

Seniors shake it in Newton

December 8, 2014

Thursday night seniors were dancing the night away at the Newton Recreation Center. Driving from as far away as Greensboro and Banner Elk, more than 60 adults came to fellowship to munch on finger foods and dance. Tunes from the band Shakedown ranged from KC & The Sunshine Band’s “Boogie Shoes” to “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 10 Amazing Parenting Ideas

December 8, 2014

VIDEO: Recap - Panthers beat Saints, 41-10

December 8, 2014

Daryl Johnston and Kenny Albert recap the Panthers win

December 5th

Prep standouts Hedrick, Young blaze a coaching trail

December 6, 2014

While their playing days are over, two former Catawba County prep basketball standouts are blazing a new trail up the coaching ranks of college hoops.

Former St. Stephens standouts Alex Young and Mike Hedrick are currently assistant college basketball coaches who are hoping to reach the pinnacle of the head coaching ranks.

CONCORD — Matt Kenseth is hoping history repeats itself Sunday night at the Coca-Cola 600. Kenseth...
Below is a look at Wednesday's third-round playoff scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls...
CHARLOTTE — Catawba native Bobby Isaac, Speedway Motorsports Executive Chairman Bruton Smith and...


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