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October 14th, 2014

BREAKING: Weather affects prep sports schedule

October 14, 2014

Below is a look at prep sports schedule changes due to inclement weather in the area:

Boys soccer
Bandys at Bunker Hill, ppd. to Thursday

Cross-country
SD-7 championships at Southside Park, ppd. to 5 p.m. Wednesday

Girls tennis (dual team playoffs)
Newton-Conover (9-2) at Parkwood (10-1), ppd. to Wednesday

Volleyball

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October 14, 2014

John Benjamin Wofford, MD., age 85, of Conover, NC, went to his Heavenly Home on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC is honored to serve the Wofford family.

Kevin Kerry Kaminsky, age 61, of Hickory passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Kaminsky family.

Grant Awarded to County Fire Depts.

October 14, 2014

Congressman Patrick McHenry made a stop in Newton Monday afternoon to drop off a check — the largest he’s awarded in his 10 years in Congress.

“This is a major thing,” McHenry said while presenting the check at the 1924 Courthouse in Newton. “It’s the largest Fire Assistance Grant I’ve ever awarded.”

“Poor People’s Doctor” passes

October 14, 2014

Known by many as "The Poor People's Doctor," Dr. Benjamin Wofford left behind a legacy of compassion when he passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Festival of Tables

October 14, 2014

The Carolina Style Chorus presented the tenth annual Festival of Tables at Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Conover on Saturday.

October 13th

Walker wins Classic; N-CHS is first to repeat

October 13, 2014

Newton-Conover High School had never won the Greater Hickory High School Classic until Alex Hefner captured the crown last year.

After Monday, the Red Devils can now say they are the first area high school to win the event two years in a row.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's sports scores

October 13, 2014

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

Volleyball
Bunker Hill 3, Bandys 2
Newton-Conover 3, Maiden 2
Fred T. Foard 3, St. Stephens 2

Boys soccer
Bandys at Bunker Hill, ppd. to Tuesday (weather permitting)
Fred T. Foard 5, St. Stephens 1
Newton-Conover 3, Lincolnton 0
West Lincoln 4, Maiden 2

VIDEO: CDC Director Urges Hospitals to 'Think Ebola'

October 13, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden is urging hospitals to diligently watch for patients with fever or symptoms of Ebola who have traveled from the three Ebola-stricken African nations in the past 21 days (AP)

VIDEO: Ebola - Everything You Need to Know in 94 Seconds

October 13, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

October 13, 2014

Irene Ruth Duke Karpinski 81 of Vale died Monday, October 6, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Karpinski family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

Timothy Lee Poovey, 47, of Conover passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 9, 2014. The Poovey family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

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