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March 20th, 2014

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's sports scores

March 20, 2014

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

Baseball
Maiden 10, West Caldwell 7
Patton 15, St. Stephens 3
West Lincoln 5, Newton-Conover 0

Softball
Fred T. Foard 9, Hibriten 2
Maiden 15, West Caldwell 3
St. Stephens 5, Patton 4
West Lincoln 15, Newton-Conover 0

Boys tennis
Bandys 8, Maiden 1

Concordia marks a historic milestone

March 20, 2014

History was celebrated this week at Concordia Lutheran Church and School.

Both institutions marked their 135th anniversaries with a number of different events, which started on Sunday.

Starting out as Conover High School in 1878, the school eventually was renamed Concordia High School and later chartered as Concordia College in 1881.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014

Irene McCall Howard, 92, of Terrell, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the Catawba Regional Hospice House in Sherrills Ford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rehobeth United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 356, Terrell, NC 28682 and/or Catawba Regional Hospice, 7473 Sherrills Ford Road, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673.

March 19th

Goodwill Career Connections Center opens doors

March 19, 2014

“You Donate. We Train. People Work.”

That’s the motto of Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, which opened the doors Wednesday to its newest Career Connections Center in Newton.

Officials from Catawba County, the city of Newton and Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) were all in attendance for the opening of the new center, located on 837 Conover Blvd. West.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

March 19, 2014

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

Baseball
Fred T. Foard 2, Hibriten 1
Bunker Hill at East Lincoln, ppd. to Thursday
Patton at St. Stephens, ppd. to

Softball
HIbriten at Fred T. Foard, ppd. (no make up date set)

Boys tennis
Hickory 6, Newton-Conover 3 (make up match)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014

Martin G. Frank, Jr. died on March 16, 2014. Memorials may be given to: American Legion Post 16 of Newton, c/o Honor Guard, PO Box 143, Newton, NC 28658.

March 18th

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March 18, 2014

Sharon A. Johnston, age 65, of Conover, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 at her residence. The Johnston family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home in Conover.

Alvin Franklin Seitz, 87, of Newton, died Saturday March 15, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Seitz family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton-#828-464-1555.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

March 18, 2014

Anthony “Tony” Dee Gadfield, 57, of Newton, died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Brian Center of Hickory. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Back Pack for Kids, P.O. Box 1373, Newton, NC 28658.

March 17th

Claremont Spec Building to attract new industry, jobs

March 17, 2014

Ground was broken Monday evening on the Claremont Spec Building in the Claremont International Business Park.

Officials from Catawba County, the city of Claremont, the Economic Development Corporation’s (EDC) Committee of 100 and Matthews Construction were at the groundbreaking, along with members of Innovate Catawba and other community leaders.

Fourth-quarter collapse costs Trojans in final

March 17, 2014

The Ides of March were unkind to the Bandys girls basketball team.

For three quarters, the Lady Trojans seemed on a path destined for a seventh state championship.

Then came the fourth quarter.

T.W. Andrews outscored Bandys, 20-7, in the final stanza en rout to a 57-51 state-title winning victory against the Lady Trojans in Raleigh.

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