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November 3rd, 2014

Depot to Host Milepost Celebration

November 3, 2014

To mark the completion of the Golden Spike Campaign, the Newton Depot Authority is hosting a Milepost Celebration on Saturday, November 15 at the Historic Newton Depot. The general public is invited to attend from 12 noon until 2pm. Live music and refreshments will be offered and docents will lead tours of the pavilion and museum. The event is free of charge.

Local actor to compete on TruTV

November 3, 2014

The house lights go down on an anxious audience as the Lightwire Theater actors take their place on stage. Donning all black wardrobes, the performers blend in with the darkness that surrounds them. Suddenly, out of the darkness, something awakens. Music begins to play and the Lightwire puppets come alive.

November 1st

Bears remain unbeaten, hold off the Eagles, 35-32

November 1, 2014

The fourth-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne football team jumped out to a 25-point advantage and held off a furious rally to defeat No. 16 Carson-Newman, 35-32, Saturday in a South Atlantic Conference showdown at Burke-Tarr Stadium.

PREP SOCCER: Weather causes postponements

November 1, 2014

Weather in the area late Friday and early Saturday have forced several postponements for Catawba County boys soccer teams in playoff match ups.

Below is an updated schedule of games:

2A playoffs
Lexington (8-11-5) at Newton-Conover (21-1), 6 p.m. Monday

3A playoffs
Asheville (12-7-2) at Fred T. Foard (18-5-2), 6:30 p.m. Monday

October 31st

Red Devils overcome elements, Bears in 31-6 win

October 31, 2014

It wasn’t pretty, but Newton-Conover was able to end its two-game losing skid in the rain on Friday night with a 31-6 victory against Bunker Hill in Claremont.

The Red Devils improve to 7-2-1 overall and 4-2 in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A, while the Bears drop their overall record to 0-10 and conference record to 0-6.

Spartans use second half to surge past Tigers

October 31, 2014

Despite trailing 14-13 at halftime, the Fred T. Foard football team was outscored 19-7 in the second half of a 33-21 road loss to rival South Caldwell in Lenoir.

Matt Williams led Foard (5-5, 3-3) with three touchdowns, including two touchdown passes of 20 and 3 yards to wide receiver Ryan Campbell.

PREP FOOTBALL: Friday's football scores

October 31, 2014

Below is a look at tonight's prep football scores in Catawba County and across the state of North Carolina:

Oct. 31 scores
Bandys 42, West Lincoln 39
East Lincoln at Maiden, ppd. to Monday
Freedom 48, St. Stephens 6
Newton-Conover 31, Bunker Hill 6
South Caldwell 33, Fred T. Foard 21
Watauga 48, Hickory 13

Statewide scoreboard (from Associated Press)

Sweet treats in Downtown

October 31, 2014

“Double, double, toil and trouble – fire burn and cauldron bubble.”

All Hallow's Eve is upon us, a night of frolic, where children wear costumes and run amok.

Ghouls and goblins, rats and bats and the living-dead all come out to play.

Picking Pumpkins

October 31, 2014

Pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors began sprouting up at farms across Catawba County in September. Although many farms didn’t have much of a crop of this year, Devine Farms, located at 2675 St. James Church Road in Newton, is still giving away hundreds of their “old-timey” pumpkins.

Eerie Investigation

October 31, 2014

If there is something strange in your neighborhood, who are you going to call?

Maybe you should call Jeff Porter, founder of The "Unexplained" Investigators.

According to the group's Facebook page, The “Unexplained” Investigators is a Hickory-based investigative group which focuses on "Paranormal, UFO, Bigfoot, and Unexplained Phenomena research and Investigations."

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