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August 26th, 2014

"Welcome Home"

August 26, 2014

Many turned out Sunday to help dedicate the new South Newton Elementary School. As the doors opened for the first time to the public, the halls were quickly brought to life with excited faculty, staff, parents and students who have anxiously awaited this day.

Back 2 School

August 26, 2014

Excited squeals, warm embraces and even a few tears accompanied students across Catawba County as they bid farewell to summer and welcomed a brand new school year. The O-N-E visited Startown Elementary, Shuford Elementary and the brand new South Newton Elementary to capture the emotions as students filled the hallways at these schools.

August 25th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's prep sports scores

August 25, 2014

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

Volleyball
Hickory 3, Bunker Hill 1
North Gaston 3, St. Stephens 0

Boys soccer
Bunker Hill 2, North Iredell 1
Charlotte Catholic 5, St. Stephens 0
Newton-Conover 2, South Caldwell 0
South Iredell 2, Hickory 1
West Iredell 6, Maiden 4

Girls tennis

Saturday, August 23, 2014

August 25, 2014

Perry Lee Johnson, age 92, of Hickory passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at Hickory Manor in Hickory. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Johnson family.

Carl Clifford Sigmon, 85 of Conover died Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at Catawba Regional Medical Center. He was born January 2nd, 1929. The family will receive friends from 2-3:00 pm Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at at the funeral home.

A Buzzing Hobby

August 25, 2014

A man, dressed from head to toe in protective gear, walks around in a field, spying out his next box to look at. Thousands of little working soldiers buzz all over the place collecting nectar to bring back to their colonies. The man sprays the bees with smoke to calm them down from then removes the top of the box and starts to retrieve the honey combs.

Attorney General moves to dismiss charges against Gaither

August 25, 2014

Roy Cooper, North Carolina Attorney General, has filed a motion to dismiss sexual harrassment claims that were filed against District Attorney James C. “Jay” Gaither.

August 22nd

Blue Devils hold off hard-charging Tigers

August 23, 2014

A young Maiden football team passed its first test of the season on Friday.

Powered by quarterback Caleb Farley, the Blue Devils held off an upset bid from Fred T. Foard to come away with a 25-21 victory at Blue Devil Stadium.

Roberts, Red Devils blank Trojans in Beam’s debut

August 23, 2014

Blake Roberts rushed for two touchdowns, and the Newton-Conover defense played stout as the Red Devils defeated Chase 29-0 in Forest City on Friday.

The victory is the first for first-year Newton-Conover head football coach Matt Beam.

PREP FOOTBALL: Friday's gridiron scoreboard

August 23, 2014

Below is a look at week one football scores from Catawba County and surrounding areas:

Catawba County football scores
Bandys 27, St. Stephens 6
Cherryville 50, Bunker Hill 44
Maiden 25, Newton Foard 21
Newton-Conover 29, Chase 0
Statesville 70, Hickory 19

Other statewide football scores
Alleghany County 34, North Stokes 6
Apex 46, Harnett Central 10

Hometown Crown

August 22, 2014

Jessica Lackey, 25, of Hickory radiated with hometown pride as she wore her crown through the 125th Soldiers Reunion parade. Lackey was crowned Ms. Reunion this year.

History was made at Murray’s Mill on Monday during the 10th Annual Catawba County Cross-Country...
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Junior varsity...
Quarterback Cam Newton returned to the field Sunday against the Detroit Lions, leading the Carolina...

 

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