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March 13th, 2015

BREAKING: Tharpe resigns as Red Devils head coach

March 13, 2015

After 11 seasons on the sidelines at Newton-Conover High School, Jonathan Tharpe decided to hang up his whistle.

Tharpe submitted his letter of resignation on Friday after four seasons of leading the Red Devil boys basketball program.

Conover race seeks first responders

March 13, 2015

In 2013, the first NC Trooper’s Footchase 5K kicked off in Conover. Led solely by Race Director and NC Highway Patrol Sgt. Kelly Stewart, 60 participants took off from the starting line that day.

Professor missing since weekend

March 13, 2015

A Silver Alert for a missing Newton man was called off less than 24 hours after it was issued, even though the man has yet to be located.

69-year-old Gary Marvin Brady, who was originally reported as a Newton resident, was last seen on March 6 in Durham at the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) where he is a math professor, according to family members.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Listen To The New Song From Disney's 'Frozen Fever'

March 13, 2015

Disney releases the new song, “Make Today the Perfect Day,” from the "Frozen Fever" short film.

March 12th

Area athletes try out at NASCAR combine at LR

March 12, 2015

Wanting to stay in athletics following a successful college football career, Lenoir-Rhyne’s Blake Baker stepped into Shuford Gymnasium on Thursday not knowing what to expect.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's prep sports scores

March 12, 2015

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

Baseball
Bandys 7, West Caldwell 6
Bunker Hill 7, West Iredell 3
Maiden 7, Newton-Conover 2

Softball
Bandys 5, West Caldwell 0
Fred T. Foard 15, Watauga 0
St. Stephens 11, Hibriten 10
West Wilkes 1, Bunker Hill 0

Boys tennis
Newton-Conover 6, St. Stephens 3

Local author brings attention to artists

March 12, 2015

They do art for a lot of different reasons but it’s always something that comes from deep within them that they have to express,” said author of “When the Spirit Speaks: self-taught art of the south,” Margret Day Allen.

“When the Spirit Speaks” is a book composed of stories and art from self-taught artists all throughout the south -- from Tennessee to Georgia to Lousianna.

Getting Digi with it

March 12, 2015

The State Cinema in Newton is getting a digital upgrade this week.
The iconic downtown theater is getting two new digital projectors to enhance the experience of movie-goers.

According to The State Cinema's owner Lisa McCoy, the new equipment has more pixels and delivers better sound than the previous 35mm projectors used by the cinema for many years.

One airlifted after Hwy. 10 wreck

March 12, 2015

One person was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte and another sent to Catawba Valley Medical Center proceeding a crash at the intersection of Stover Road and N.C. Hwy. 10 on Wednesday at approximately 1 p.m.

March 11th

Former Foard standout paves a new path in Rugby

March 11, 2015

Growing up as a child, Cole Schanilec always wanted to carry the football.
With his larger frame, he never had the opportunity.

“That always bothered me,” Schanilec said. “Rugby has given me the chance to do it all — score, tackle and kick.”

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Baseball Bunker Hill...
For the third-straight year, the Newton-Conover golf team proved it was the best team in Catawba...
Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Baseball Bunker...

 

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