Harvey Lee Edward Sipe, alive on this Earth for 31,454 days, made every one of those days special to the people who loved him. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Organ/Music Fund or to the Catawba Regional Hospice.
Just before 11 p.m. on Friday, a Newton police officer who had been following a motorcycle suspected of speeding found that the vehicle had crashed, according to a release from Newton Police. The motorcyclist, Timothy Shyler Kincaid, 28, of Conover, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kathy Jane Huffman Johnson 66 of Newton passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Frye Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
The Johnson family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111
Anthony Starr, current Assistant Executive Director of the Western Piedmont Council of Governments (WPCOG), has been named the new Executive Director of the WPCOG effective January 1, 2015.
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Shuford Elementary Schoolâ€™s 5th grade students had an exciting day, on Thursday, Dec. 11th.
Educator Sherry Williams, from the Catawba Science Center in Hickory, visited with a batch of preserved amphibians for the students to study. The 5th graders are learning about the human body systems and how each structure functions.
Bursting someoneâ€™s bubble becomes quite literal for John and Shanda Boyles when they strap on their 20 pound suits and bump, flip and roll through their front yard. Their suits, comprised mostly of air, are known as Bubble Balls and serve as the basis of their Newton company, Bubble Sports.
WINSTON-SALEM â€” Chazz Surratt threw for a score and ran for another to help East Lincoln beat Washington 14-13 on Saturday in the Class 2AA North Carolina High School Athletic Association championship game.
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 90, East Lincoln 58
Bunker Hill 41, St. Stephens 37
Newton-Conover 52, West Caldwell 49
South Caldwell 45, Maiden 37
St. Stephens 67, Bunker Hill 57
South Caldwell 61, Maiden 55
West Caldwell 78, Newton-Conover 70
A former Newton-Conover assitant football coach wonâ€™t return to his head football coaching position.
West Iredell High School announced on Friday that Mike Natoli, who spent the past two seasons as head coach of the Warriors, would not be returning for a third season.
From 2004-09, Natoli was an offensive coordinator under former Red Devil head football coach Nick Bazzle.