March 4th, 2014
A new way to pay your utilities bill was featured in last nights Newton City Council meeting.
Behind Haleigh Lackeyâ€™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 Saturdayâ€™s noon 2A West title contest at UNC-Greensboroâ€™s Fleming Gym.
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.
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.
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.: Â No. 8 Franklin (26-3) vs. No. 4 East Rutherford (23-2)
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.
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 countyâ€™s new Director of Elections.Â
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.
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 Devilsâ€™ season with a 92-83 win on the road.
Newton-Conover finishes its season with a 23-6 overall record.
It was a milestone night for both senior guard Ace Easter and the Bandys girls basketball team.
Easter scored her 2,000th career point, helping lead the Lady Trojans back to Greensboro for the fifth-straight year with an 87-61 victory against North Wilkes.
Allen Canrobert, 57, of Newton, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness. The Canrobert family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton-#828-464-1555.
Kelly Malton, age 48, of Greenville, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.