October 14th, 2014
Below is a look at prep sports schedule changes due to inclement weather in the area:
Bandys at Bunker Hill, ppd. to Thursday
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
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.
Congressman Patrick McHenry made a stop in Newton Monday afternoon to drop off a check â€” the largest heâ€™s awarded in his 10 years in Congress.
â€śThis is a major thing,â€ť McHenry said while presenting the check at the 1924 Courthouse in Newton. â€śItâ€™s the largest Fire Assistance Grant Iâ€™ve ever awarded.â€ť
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.
The Carolina Style Chorus presented the tenth annual Festival of Tables at Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Conover on Saturday.
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.
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 3, Bandys 2
Newton-Conover 3, Maiden 2
Fred T. Foard 3, St. Stephens 2
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
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)
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.