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September 30th, 2014

Recognizing Leaders

September 30, 2014

South Newton Elementary has started out the school year on the right foot. In August, the doors were opened to a brand new, permanent home for the Tigers and the new “Leader in Me” program kicked off. The excitement didn’t end there.

September 29th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's sports scores

September 29, 2014

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

Fred T. Foard 3, Hibriten 0
St. Stephens 3, Patton 1

Boys soccer
Fred T. Foard 2, Hibriten 1
Hickory 7, South Caldwell 3
Patton 5, St. Stephens 4

Girls tennis
Fred T. Foard at Hibriten, ppd. to Tuesday
St. Stephens 5, Patton 4

Saturday, September 27, 2014

September 29, 2014

Peter Wilfong Whitener, Jr., age 68 of Newton, passed away Friday, September 26, 2014 at his residence. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the Whitener family.

Newton acquires vacant home

September 29, 2014

In the residential neighborhood along West 7th Street, there’s a collapsing brick house with chipping cream and sherbet-orange paint.

“The house has been empty for probably five years now,” said a neighbor who wished to remain anonymous. “It’s a shame to let something like that go. This is such a nice neighborhood.”

Hwy 55 to open in Conover

September 29, 2014

Hwy 55 Burgers and Fries, also known as Andy's Burgers and Fries, has been a family business since it began. 23 years ago, in Goldsboro, Kenny Moore started the company after the restaurant chain he was working for closed its doors. The chain built up by franchisees taking on ownership roles and opening locations throughout the state. Moore's son, Andy, still works for the company today.

September 28th

Smith shines against former team, Panthers fall 38-10

September 29, 2014

Quote Steve Smith, nevermore.

Six months after being released by the Carolina Panthers, Smith shined against his former team on Sunday.

The Baltimore Ravens wide receiver caught two touchdowns and tallied 139 receiving yards in a 38-10 victory at M&T Bank Stadium.

The charismatic Smith was fired up about his performance following Sunday’s game.

Niners drop second-straight in OT thriller with Bucs

September 29, 2014

Rallying from 17 points down against Charleston Southern, the UNC Charlotte football team's comeback fell short on Saturday at Richardson Stadium.

The Niners failed to come away with points to start overtime, and the 25th-ranked Bucs scored on a one-yard run by Christian Reyes on the ensuing possession to come away with a 47-41 victory.

Bears rush for 622 yards in 47-9 win over Pioneers

September 29, 2014

Chris Robinson continued to play the role of "super sub".

The senior fullback rushed for 192 yards and three touchdowns for Lenoir-Rhyne University in a 47-9 win over Tusculum on Saturday night.

The Bears (4-0, 2-0 South Atlantic Conference) gained 622 yards and won for the 22nd time in their last 23 home games.

September 27th

Smith's legacy: Wideout prepared to face former team

September 27, 2014

Steve Smith never imagined playing in another football uniform.

Then came March 13, 2014, when the Carolina Panthers, who he’d spent all 13 seasons of his NFL career with, let him go.

September 26th

Blue Devils use second half to pull past Bears, 49-26

September 26, 2014

Up three points at halftime, the Maiden football team played a near perfect second half against Bunker Hill.

The Blue Devils scored on three of its four second half possessions and also returned a Bears fumble for a score in a 49-26 win to start conference play.

Below is a look at Tuesday's second-round volleyball playoff scores involving Catawba County teams...
Former Hickory High School product Austin Johnson caught his first NFL touchdown on Sunday against...
Below is a look at Tuesday's second-round volleyball playoff matches involving Catawba County teams...


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