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August 27th, 2011

Red Devils run to victory against Hickory

August 27, 2011

After a lop-sided, 55-13 loss to East Lincoln last week, Newton-Conover brought a different Red Devil team to Hickory High School on Friday night.

"Did this look like the team you saw last week?" Bazzle answered a question with the same question after the contest.
Piling up more than 400 yards of offense and four touchdowns in the second half against Hickory, an enthusiastic Red Devil team delivered a resounding answer: No.

Bandys beats Foard in battle of 1-0 teams

August 27, 2011

The Trojans brought their shields to this one.

The Bandys Trojans defense controlled the field in their dominating victory over the Fred T. Foard Tigers on Friday, setting the tone of the game from the start and throwing in big plays to position their offense for the win.

The Trojans defeated the Tigers 27-7, marking the first lost for new Foard head coach Jason Phelps and moving Bandys to 2-0 on the season.

August 26th

Quarrel leads to murder

August 26, 2011

A Hickory man is dead after a domestic dispute escalated at the Highland School Apartments at 1017 10th Ave. NE.

Police say Marcia Bernice Newman, 45, and Jamie Carlton Odom, 40, both of Hickory, were having a verbal argument at about 9:52 p.m. Thursday inside Odom’s apartment. The argument escalated and police said Odom was stabbed to death.

After responding to the dispute, officers found Odom lying in the doorway with a stab wound to the chest area. Emergency personnel responded and Odom was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police charged Newman with one count of murder.

Accused killer jailed

August 26, 2011


The man accused of murdering a Hickory taxicab driver Tuesday night is in the Catawba County Jail with no bond.


Police charged Camyron Fredrick Johnson, 22, with one count of murder in the death of Adam Williams, a Yellow Cab Company taxi driver who was killed Tuesday night outside a LongHorn Steakhouse off U.S. 70 in Hickory.

Newton wrecks leave 1 dead, 3 hurt

August 26, 2011

Multiple wrecks in Newton left one woman dead and three others injured Friday.

Marie P. Hewitt, of Newton, was killed in a two-car t-bone collision at the intersection of N.C. 16 and Burris Road Friday morning.

Hewitt was heading west on Burris Road and approached a stop sign at the intersection of N.C. 16.  After pulling away from the stop sign, Hewitt’s 1989 Ford Escort was struck on the right side by a 2010 Chrysler mini-van driven by Danny Mosteller, of Hildebran, said Newton Police Maj. Kevin Yarborough.

Voices unheard

August 26, 2011

When the sun sets in the summer, trees chew up light and spit out shadows. It is a phenomenon, for humans, that creates a natural nestling place.


We seek the shade. Naturally. To “survive the heat,” as some say.


On Tuesday, I found myself ambling awkwardly through a gravel parking lot toward a short tree providing enough shade for four strangers. They sat or stood 100 yards from the Salvation Army headquarters in Hickory.

They didn’t look welcoming, but not intimidating either, exchanging laughs and smiles and joking about something or other.  

Bengals' Andy Dalton wins battle of rookie QBs

August 26, 2011

In a match-up of two rookie quarterbacks likely to start for their respective teams this season, Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton stole the show.

Dalton completed 11-of-17 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown, leading the Bengals to their first victory of the preseason.

Panthers’ rookie Cam Newton played through the third quarter of Thursday’s game, completing 6-of-19 passes for 75 yards. He also rushed for a team-high 49 yards on four carries.

Newton opened the game’s scoring at the 6:27 mark in the first quarter with a 16-yard run. The score gave the Panthers a 7-0 lead.

Lady Tigers improve to 4-1 with victory

August 26, 2011

After dropping a season-opener against Forbush, the Fred T. Foard volleyball team is on a roll.

The Lady Tigers (4-1, 1-0) won their fourth straight volleyball match Thursday with a 25-14, 25-16, 25-13 win against the visiting Lincolnton Lady Wolves.

“This was the best we’ve played this season,” said Foard coach Alison Yount. “They played like a real volleyball team. I was proud of them. They did a really great job.”

Leading the way for the Lady Tigers were Olivia Purvis and Madison Hayes, who had seven kills each.

August 25th

Faulty thieves caught with tools

August 26, 2011

Burglars broke into a Conover pharmacy with a bag full of tools, but left with only their wrists wrapped in steel.


Police arrested two men early Wednesday morning after they broke a window to the Medicap Pharmacy in Conover and were found with a bag full of burglary tools.

Re-using history

August 26, 2011

The Warlong Glove Building in Conover seamlessly blends the old and new.

Inside, century-old brick and mortar shape around giant, arching windows that replicate glass panes familiar to manufacturing buildings of old.

Upstairs, wood creaks and rolls with the foot’s gait, but reinforced support beams below ensure a steady floor. The building’s new elevator is only 6 inches from where it shuttled passengers in the early 1930s.   

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