June 13th, 2013
The Conover Cowboys youth football organization is competing for titles on Saturday.
The Cowboys varsity, junior varsity and mighty mites teams play Saturday at Rocky River High School in Mint Hill to try and win a trio of National Spring Youth Football League (NSYFL) championships.
Bobbie Jane Setzer, 74 of Catawba passed away Wednesday June 12, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Bobbie was born in Catawba County April 17, 1939 to the late Jewel Clyde Eastridge Abernathy. The Setzer family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton.
Two Hickory men were convicted of unrelated child sex cases in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court this week.
One incident occurred in Newton and the other was in the county.
The first case involved David Allen Hefner, 29, of Hickory, who was convicted of three counts Felony Indecent Liberties with a Child.
The Catawba County Board of Commissioners will hold three public hearings during the regularly scheduled Board meeting on Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the 1924 Courthouse at 30 North College Ave. in Newton.
Flags will be flapping in a warm stiff breeze today as the United States celebrates Flag Day.
Flag day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on this day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.
A barn was destroyed Thursday afternoon on Rhoney Farm Road in the Cooksville community.
A passerby reported to 9-1-1 that there was a barn on fire and heavy smoke coming from it at 4328 Rhoney Farm Rd. a little after 12:30 p.m.
Born with a stutter in his voice, Greg Lucas has done nothing so far this summer season to show he is sputtered on the baseball diamond.
The Post 48 pitcher and first baseman has stepped up when his team needed him the most and became a quiet leader on the Hickory squad.
Lucas has battled stuttering from a very early age.
Ann Hollar Boston, 74, of Newton passed away on Tuesday June 11, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice.
The Boston family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee.
The Maiden Police Department and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators have arrested three people in connection with a possible meth lab at a residence in the 3900 block of Biggerstaff Road.
The sound will bring a smile to your face. It is the sound of water falling on concrete punctured with shrieks of joy from young voices.
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