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February 7th, 2015

BREAKING: Foard wins 3A dual team state title

February 7, 2015

Battling for the third-straight year, it took all 14 matches to decide the 3A dual team champion on Saturday at Copas Gymnasium.

Fred T. Foard's Alex Leatherman earned a 10-8 decision victory against Morehead's Gideon Biggs to help the Tigers win their second 3A dual team state trophy in the past three seasons, 30-23.

Below are the results from the match:

February 6th

Tigers take on Panthers in final for third-straight year

February 6, 2015

For the third-straight year, Fred T. Foard and Morehead will lock up on Saturday to determine the 3A dual team state wrestling champion.

The Tigers (39-1) host the Panthers (30-2) on the mat at Copas Gymnasium at 2 p.m. to determine the best 3A dual team in the state of North Carolina.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep scoreboard

February 6, 2015

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

Girls basketball
Bandys 62, Bunker Hill 41 (Lady Trojans clinch SD-7 title)
Hickory 86, Fred T. Foard 6
Maiden 64, West Caldwell 39
Newton-Conover 45, Lincolnton 35
South Caldwell 53, St. Stephens 33

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 63, Bandys 43
Hickory 68, Fred T. Foard 63

Newton hires new planning director

February 6, 2015

When a city has good bones, the possibilities are endless, and Newton’s new planning director sees great bones throughout the city of Newton.

Randy Williams will join Newton as planning director Feb. 25. He comes to Newton from Lincoln County, where he has been the principal planner since 2007.

Williams said it’s easy to see the potential for development in Downtown Newton and beyond.

City council talks dam issue, development

February 6, 2015

“She’s concerned about the situation and hopes to continue to serve the people of Newton,” City of Newton Public Information Officer Alex Frick said about Shirley Kam, owner of China Express.

SWAT team used to raid home in Maiden

February 6, 2015

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and narcotics investigators raided a residence in the 4100 block of Kent Street, Maiden, NC Wednesday morning.

What’s in a letter?

February 6, 2015

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released their annual School Report Cards for public institutions across the state for the 2013-14 school year on Thursday. For the first time in the report, schools were given a letter grade — using a 15-point scale — intended to indicate their performance.

February 5th

PREP WRESTLING: Thursday's 2A and 3A scores

February 5, 2015

Below is a look at Thursday's 2A and 3A dual team West Region semi-finals and finals involving Catawba County teams:

2A scores
Newton-Conover 34, Hunter Huss 30
West Lincoln 33, Newton-Conover 29
(Red Devils end season with 40-4 record)

3A scores
Fred T. Foard 35, Enka 21
Fred T. Foard 57, East Rowan 10 (Tigers advances to 3A West final on Saturday)

Former Newton pastor passes at 82

February 5, 2015

Former First Baptist Church of Newton Pastor Marion Powell passed away at his home in Newton February 1.

Powell, 82, was born in Morganton on June 17 in 1932. He received a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Seminary and graduated from the N.C. Baptist Hospital School of Pastoral Care in 1969.

Woman charged with assault following N-CHS game

February 5, 2015

On Friday, Jan. 23, Newton-Conover High School (N-CHS) Red Devils boy’s basketball team faced off against the West Caldwell Warriors at N-CHS.

The Red Devils were in the lead when senior Josh Ramseur — who was playing in his final game before graduating early — allegedly fouled a player on the West Caldwell team.

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