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March 3rd, 2014

Conover Fire Department grant approved

March 4, 2014

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.

Lady Trojans look for 30th victory versus Lady Eagles

March 3, 2014

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.

March 1st

BREAKING: 2A, 3A Regional playoff times released

March 1, 2014

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.:  No. 8 Franklin (26-3) vs. No. 4 East Rutherford (23-2)

February 28th

Conover City Council meeting on Monday

February 28, 2014

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.

Duncan replaces Brewer as BOE director

February 28, 2014

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 county’s new Director of Elections. 

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.

Red Devils’ season ended at hands of Huskies

February 28, 2014

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 Devils’ season with a 92-83 win on the road.

Newton-Conover finishes its season with a 23-6 overall record.

Easter scores 2,000th; Trojans return to Greensboro

February 28, 2014

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.

Friday, February 28, 2014

February 28, 2014

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.

February 27th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's prep scores

February 28, 2014

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

Baseball
Fred T. Foard 10, Bunker Hill 2
Patton 5, Maiden 3

Girls soccer
St. Stephens 5, Statesville 0
Bandys 4, North Lincoln 1

Boys lacrosse
St. Stephens 12, Davie County 11 (first win in program history)

Boys tennis

Business brought together at 2nd Annual meeting

February 27, 2014

The past, present and future of Newton’s business sector was showcased on Thursday at the Old Post Office Playhouse as part of the 2nd Annual Newton Business Meeting.

A total of 59 businesses at the event were honored and recognized. Each business was presented with a special certificate honoring them for being a part of the Newton community.

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