Helen Colleen Kirksey 85 of Catawba died Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Sherrills Ford Hospice House. The Kirksey family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.
Balmukund M. Baxi, 67, died on Saturday, December 6, 2014, in his home in Conover, NC. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton, NC, is honored to serve the Baxi family.
Saturdayâ€™s cold and cloudy weather cut short the annual Claremont Christmas parade. With drizzle and a temperature of only 48F, crowd goers shivered and sipped on hot chocolate as flashing lights and sirens from surrounding police and fire departments made their way down Main Street.
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Hickory 84, Statesville 35
St. Stephens 50, Newton-Conover 38
Hickory 65, Statesville 55
Newton-Conover 78, St. Stephens 63
Florida State wouldnâ€™t be denied a spot in the first-ever College Football Playoff.
The Seminoles marched to their third-straight ACC title and 29th win in a row with a 37-35 victory against Georgia Tech on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium.
Virginia Sigmon Bowman 96 of Claremont, a very loving and caring lady left us on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Trinity Ridge Nursing in Mountain View to join her Lord and Savior in Heaven. The Bowman family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111
Retiring Superior Court Judge Timothy S. Kincaid, right, shakes hands with Superior Court Judge-elect Greg Hayes, left, at a celebration in honor of Kincaidâ€™s service held Friday.
Thursday night seniors were dancing the night away at the Newton Recreation Center. Driving from as far away as Greensboro and Banner Elk, more than 60 adults came to fellowship to munch on finger foods and dance. Tunes from the band Shakedown ranged from KC & The Sunshine Bandâ€™s â€śBoogie Shoesâ€ť to â€śBoot Scootinâ€™ Boogieâ€ť by Brooks & Dunn.
Daryl Johnston and Kenny Albert recap the Panthers win
While their playing days are over, two former Catawba County prep basketball standouts are blazing a new trail up the coaching ranks of college hoops.
Former St. Stephens standouts Alex Young and Mike Hedrick are currently assistant college basketball coaches who are hoping to reach the pinnacle of the head coaching ranks.