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October 16th, 2014

PREPARED for emergencies

October 16, 2014

The conditions were perfectly aligned for tornado activity in Catawba County and the surrounding areas on Tuesday afternoon. A watch issued in the morning had everyone, including local schools, on high alert for the day.

Luckadoo to take seat on School Board

October 16, 2014

Tommy Luckadoo, Vice President of Adams Commercial Real Estate services, hopes to take on another role as a member of the Catawba County School Board.

Luckadoo, 51, grew up in Forest City N.C. where he graduated from East Rutherford High School in 1981. Luckadoo moved to Hickory in 1989 to continue working for as the District Director for Congressman Cass Ballenger.

HELMS RESIGNS

October 16, 2014

Mike Helms has resigned as the head coach of the Hickory High School football team.

Dr. Walter Hart, superintendent of Hickory Public Schools, released a statement Wednesday at 3:16 p.m. about Helm’s status as Hickory High football coach.

October 15th

Bunker Hill wins second-straight tournament title

October 15, 2014

A year to the day it won last year’s Southern District 7 Athletic 2A tournament title, the Bunker Hill volleyball team made lightning strike twice on Wednesday.

The Lady Bears came out of the gate strong in a 3-1 win against rival Newton-Conover in the tournament final held at West Caldwell High School.

Boyles wins fourth title, Bandys boys three-peat

October 15, 2014

Corbin Boyles finished his undefeated streak in conference championship meets on Wednesday.

The Maiden senior won his fourth-straight conference championship at Wednesday’s SD-7 Cross-Country title meet at Southside Park in Newton.

The Bandys boys cross-country team won its fourth-straight team title, led by fourth-place finisher Yates Goodson.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

October 15, 2014

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

Boys soccer
East Lincoln 5, Maiden 3
Fred T. Foard 4, Freedom 2 (Tigers take over first place in NWC)
Newton-Conover 3, Bunker Hill 0 (Red Devils clinch SD-7 title)
St. Stephens 2, Watauga 0
West Caldwell 7, Bandys 2

Volleyball

SD-7 championship (at West Caldwell H.S.)

M.S. ROUND UP: Wednesday's football scores

October 15, 2014

Below is a look at Wednesday's middle school football scores involving Catawba County teams:

Oct. 15 scores
Newton-Conover 26, Arndt 20
Northview 28, Jacobs Fork 20
Maiden 12, River Bend 6
Mill Creek at Grandview, postponed to today

BREAKING: Helms resigns as Hickory football coach

October 15, 2014

Mike Helms has resigned as the head coach of the Hickory High School football team.

Ray awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

October 15, 2014

Sylvia K. Ray is North Carolina's newest member of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The former managing editor of The Observer News Enterprise was surprised with the award during Tuesday’s Rotary meeting.The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is awarded by the governor as the state's highest civilian honor.

‘Healing Haven’

October 15, 2014

Katheryn Harlan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, causing a double mastectomy and a burst in her motivation for a cure.

Harlan began raising money in benefit of a cure in 2005 when she partnered with the Susan G. Komen foundation to insure that the money that her project raised was going to be used appropriately. Harlan continued her partnership with Komen through 2006.

Below is a look at Tuesday's second-round volleyball playoff scores involving Catawba County teams...
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Below is a look at Tuesday's second-round volleyball playoff matches involving Catawba County teams...

 

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