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February 26th, 2015

PREP BASKETBALL: Snow halts Thursday games

February 26, 2015

Snow in the area once again cancelled first-round boys and girls playoff basketball games in Catawba County.

Below is an updated list of games and their times:

2A girls basketball
Bunker Hill at Wilkes Central, postponed to 5 p.m. Friday
Maiden at North Wilkes, postponed to 5 p.m. Friday
Shelby at Bandys, postponed to 5 p.m. Friday

2A boys basketball

February 25th

Teams stay ready despite lengthy absence from court

February 25, 2015

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers once sang that “The waiting is the hardest part.”

Nine of Catawba County’s prep boys and girls basketball teams can echo that sentiment.

Having not played in nearly two weeks, area prep basketball teams are remaining calm through the storms and preparing for the moment they finally compete.

BREAKING: Playoff games postponed yet again

February 25, 2015

Below is an updated schedule of playoff basketball games following winter weather in and around Catawba County on Wednesday:

2A girls basketball
Bunker Hill at Wilkes Central, postponed to 5 p.m. Thursday
Maiden at North Wilkes, postponed to 4 p.m. on Thursday
Shelby at Bandys, postponed to TBD on Thursday

2A boys basketball

Truck overturns on slick roads

February 25, 2015

Snow-dusted roadways made for a slippery commute in Catawba County early Tuesday morning. Around 7 a.m., Conover Fire Department responded to a traffic accident on Conover Boulevard East near the intersection of Emmanuel Church Road where a red pickup truck had overturned down an embankment. When officials arrived on scene, the driver was entrapped in the vehicle.

Second Round of Snow

February 25, 2015

County school buses were dusted with a fluffy snow on Tuesday and were cautioned not to hit the roads. Around 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, parents received calls from area school systems announcing a two hour delay for students. As flakes began to fall across Catawba County, school was called off for the third day in two weeks due to inclement weather.

Claremont receives building reuse grant

February 25, 2015

The City of Claremont was recently awarded $240,000 in grant funds from the N.C. Department of Commerce.

The funds will be used toward the states Building Reuse Program and will support the reuse of a 10,000 sq. ft. building that owned by Prysmian Cables and Systems USA, LLC.

Suspect shot in fatal home invasion identified

February 25, 2015

Vernon Bobby Dixon has been identified by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office as the suspect who was shot and killed during a home breaking and entering on River Bend Road just north of Claremont on Monday.

February 24th

Lady Red Devils fall to Polk County in first round

February 24, 2015

Committing 22 turnovers and giving up a flurry of offensive rebounds, the Newton-Conover girls basketball team’s season came to an end Tuesday in the first round of the 2A playoffs.

The Lady Red Devils fell to visiting Polk County, 56-40, in Lemon Gym — ending their season with a 12-12 overall record.

BREAKING: Playoff basketball games are postponed

February 24, 2015

Below is an updated schedule of playoff basketball games following winter weather in and around Catawba County on Tuesday:

2A girls basketball
Bunker Hill at Wilkes Central, ppd. to 5 p.m. Wednesday
Maiden at North Wilkes, ppd. to 5 p.m. Wednesday
Shelby at Bandys, ppd. to 4 p.m. Wednesday

2A boys basketball

Downtown Wedding Expo

February 24, 2015

Chelsea Pendley, right, and her mom Robin, left, check out photos of sparkling bouquets at the Forever Jeweled booth at the first ever Downtown Newton Wedding Expo and Promenade. Chelsea, of Conover, visited Saturday’s event to check out local vendors and begin planning for her upcoming nuptials.

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