Archive - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Maiden 3, Bunker Hill 1
Newton-Conover 3, Bandys 1
St. Stephens 3, East Burke 1
Maiden at Bunker Hill, ppd.
Newton-Conover at Bandys, ppd. to Monday
Gladys Atkins Buff, age 71, of Conover passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at her residence. She was born April 18, 1043 in Troy, NC. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Buff- Hobbs family.
Rosa Mae Parker Drum, 90, of Newton passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center, Hickory. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Drum Family.
Brad Wikes, owner of BPW Transport, invites the public to his 13th annual Bradâs Southern Classics Antique Truck Show. This yearâs event will showcase antique trucks, engines, tractors, and other farm equipment. Also, Freightliner, Kenworth, and International Trucks will all have new trucks on display. Kiperly âKipâ Hall, in charge of registration, says most participants are local.
"I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America. . ."
Sept. 11, 2001 started like a normal school day for then 10-year-old Christopher Prescott and his fifth grade classmates at Cornelius Elementary.
"And to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation, under God. . ."
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and Lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today.