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December 17th

Sisters celebrate more than 100 years

December 17, 2014

Both residents at Abernethy Laurels, Lois Mundy and Marie Robinson (sisters) recently celebrated their 106 and 104 birthdays.

The Clash

December 17, 2014

The former Cheerwine facility in Conover has been transformed into a haven for soccer fans of all ages — Shea Stadium Sports, an indoor soccer complex.

The project is a collaboration between Kevin Shea, Brian Vierling, Toby Tate, Chete Soto, Dan Loyer and Dave Walker, who have enjoyed coaching and playing soccer locally for years.

A new state of mind

December 17, 2014

On the night of Oct. 16, shortly after movie-goers had their tickets torn and purchased their popcorn, the State Cinema shut its doors – seemingly for good.

The closing came suddenly with just a single Facebook post a few hours before the final show saying “State Cinema will be CLOSED after tonight's show. Thank you all for those of you that supported us.”

December 16th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

December 16, 2014

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

Girls basketball
Bandys 61, West Caldwell 28
Bunker Hill 55, West Lincoln 34
Freedom 70, Fred T. Foard 13
Newton-Conover 60, Maiden 43
Watauga 47, St. Stephens 36

Boys basketball
Fred T. Foard 75, Freedom 44
Newton-Conover 63, Maiden 50
Watauga 78, St. Stephens 48

Michael Conochan’s Pro Football Recap- Week 15 Thursday Night Football 12/11/14

December 16, 2014

Arizona (11-3) 12 @
St. Louis (6-8) 6

Champions for Cancer

December 16, 2014

Last week, St. Stephens High School continued a nearly two-decade tradition of creating awareness and raising funds for those afflicted by cancer.

The Indians hosted Bunker Hill on the basketball court for the 12th year in a row on Friday — the second and final meeting between the schools who were battling each other for not only a hoops win, but a victory for cancer.

Newton welcomes visitors

December 16, 2014

“We’re had this partnership for eleven years and it’s amazing what we’re been able to do together,” said spanish interpreter Mimi Michael.

First Presbyterian Church in Newton has a sister church nestled along the Pacific Ocean in Guatemala – El Redentor.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December 16, 2014

Harvey Lee Edward Sipe, alive on this Earth for 31,454 days, made every one of those days special to the people who loved him. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Organ/Music Fund or to the Catawba Regional Hospice.

Judge’s son killed in motorcycle crash

December 16, 2014

Just before 11 p.m. on Friday, a Newton police officer who had been following a motorcycle suspected of speeding found that the vehicle had crashed, according to a release from Newton Police. The motorcyclist, Timothy Shyler Kincaid, 28, of Conover, was pronounced dead at the scene.

December 15th

Saturday, December 13, 2014

December 15, 2014

Kathy Jane Huffman Johnson 66 of Newton passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Frye Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
The Johnson family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...
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Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...


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