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December 30th

State Cinema: Take Two

December 30, 2014

The familiar smell of popcorn and excited whispers of movie-goers filled the air at the State Cinema in Newton once again for their re-opening on Saturday, Dec. 27.

The theater, which has been a part of downtown Newton since 1937, abruptly closed its doors on Oct. 16.

December 29th

PREP BASKETBALL: Holiday Clash scoreboard

December 29, 2014

Below is a look at the 12th Annual Peoples Bank Holiday Clash tournament scoreboard:

Girls bracket (at North Lincoln H.S.)

First-round scores
Bandys 57, Lincolnton 33
West Lincoln 51, North Lincoln 40

Third place game: Lincolnton 58, North Lincoln 42
Championship game: Bandys 66, West Lincoln 41
(Bandys' Haleigh Lackey named MVP)

Saturday, December 27, 2014

December 29, 2014

Alfred “Leon” Bell, age 70, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 22, 2014 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. The Bell family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

Schools donate to HSCC

December 29, 2014

Collin Barrett’s class at University Christian High School organized an Angel Tree to benefit the Humane Society of Catawba County. Students from the class dropped off food, blankets and a stack of gift cards for any future urgent needs to the shelters on the Friday before Christmas.

Tossing out the tree for free

December 29, 2014

Wondering what you'll do with your Christmas trees and other natural decorations after the holiday season is over? Catawba County's Landfill staff, in cooperation with Republic Services, has an answer for you.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

December 29, 2014

When the holiday celebration is over you don't have to let the good taste go to waste! There are a few creative ways to recreate new tasty dishes with remaining food. Here are some tips and tricks to makeover holiday leftovers.

December 27th

LIVE: 28th Annual Catawba Valley Classic scoreboard

December 27, 2014

Below is a look at Saturday's first-round scores and the Monday/Tuesday schedule of games for the 28th Annual Catawba Valley Classic prep basketball tournament:

Girl's bracket

First round (Dec. 27 at CVCC's Tarlton Complex)
No. 2 South Caldwell 68, No. 7 Newton-Conover 35
No. 3 Alexander Central 69, No. 6 Bunker Hill 58
No. 4 St. Stephens 55, No. 5 Maiden 43

December 23rd

Pool together: Cherkez sisters anchor Lady Indians

December 23, 2014

On a St. Stephens swim team with several family ties, the Cherkez sisters help to provide a rock solid anchor.

Polina and Sophia Cherkez are hoping to lead the Lady Indians program to new heights this winter season.

The Cherkez (pronounced CHUR-KEZ) sisters started swimming when they were ages 4 (Polina) and 5 (Sophia) for the YMCA Seahorse Swim Team (YSST).

Ramseur, Fleming soak up Shrine Bowl experience

December 23, 2014

Following a week-long journey in Spartanburg, S.C., Josh Ramseur and Tyrell Fleming returned to Catawba County on Sunday.

The Newton-Conover football players are coming off an appearance in the 78th edition of the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas all-star game.

December 22nd

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's sports scores

December 22, 2014

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

Girls basketball
Maiden 55, St. Stephens 52

Boys basketball
St. Stephens 71, Maiden 60

Wrestling
Fred T. Foard 69, Burns 3
Fred T. Foard 70, Bunker Hill 9

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