March 25th, 2015
Local professionals from Conover and the surrounding areas volunteered to participate in Shuford Elementary Schoolâ€™s two-day Career Day this week.
On Tuesday, kindergarten, fourth and fifth grade students rotated through various stations both inside and outside the school to get a hands-on look at jobs they could pursue in the future.
â€śWeâ€™ve been working on the Streetscape Plan for at least 10 years,â€ť said City of Newton Mayor Anne Stedman. â€śThis council decided to make that plan into a reality.â€ť
The Newton Streetscape Plan is underway. The first phase of the Streetscape began with the first official Streetscape Plan meeting on Jan. 12 â€“ starting the introduction of specific strategies for redevelopment in Newton.
Jessica Hayes picked an interesting game to return to the soccer field for Newton-Conover.
In a contest that included a coach being dismissed from the field, four goals and an injury, the Lady Red Devils prevailed past Lincolnton 3-1 at Gurley Stadium.
It was the first game back for Hayes since injuring her toe during last yearâ€™s 2A West Region final against West Stokes.
Below is a look at Tuesday's spring sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 5, Bandys 2
Maiden 7, West Lincoln 1
Newton-Conover 4, Lincolnton 3
South Caldwell 15, St. Stephens 0
Bandys 5, Bunker Hill 0
Lincolnton at Newton-Conover, no report
South Caldwell 9, St. Stephens 0
West Lincoln 3, Maiden 0
An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansaâ€™s budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said.
When he was 8 years old, Joshua Cummings strolled into the Heroes Arenâ€™t Hard To Find comic store, which was previously in Hickoryâ€™s Valley Hills Mall.
â€śI just walked in one day because it seemed cool,â€ť Cummings said. â€śI never really stopped collecting because of the love of my childhood.â€ť
Eleven members of the Newton-Conover Rotary Club participated in a special reading on Friday, March 20 at South Newton Elementary School
The Rotary Club helped the students participate in â€śReading Across America,â€ť an initiative by the National Education Association (NEA). This is the 15th year N-C Rotary Club has participated in what is billed as the nationâ€™s largest readying party.
On the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 22, two brothers â€“ one 10 years old and the other 6 â€“ were â€śattacked and mauledâ€ť by two Rottweiler dogs in the front yard of a home on North Gaither Avenue in Newton, according to Newton Police.
The children were in the care of their mothers boyfriend, Christopher Aaron Amell, 40.
Below is a look at Monday's spring sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 13, Newton-Conover 3 (six innings)
Fred T. Foard 11, Hickory 0 (five innings)
Bunker Hill 10, Lincolnton (from Saturday)
Maiden 11, Bandys 3 (from Saturday)
Fred T. Foard 5, Patton 4
Last week we gave you a preview of the tournament and some predictions of teams that we felt could make a run to the Final 4. Well, those predictions were way off and the bracket this writer submitted to his friends and a couple websites sits in about 10 millionth place. All the wise guys were talking about Iowa State and Virginia. Those teams won a combined 1 game.