May 22nd, 2013
With 31 losing seasons in 35 years, the expectation level for the Maiden girls basketball program hasnâ€™t been very high.
Its new coach is hoping to change that mentality.
Amber Vaughan was announced on Wednesday as the new head coach of the Lady Blue Devils basketball program.
The search for the next Newton-Conover girls basketball coach continues.
Ike Williams resigned from the N-C coaching position on May 14 to take an assistant coaching job with the Catawba Valley Community College womenâ€™s basketball program under new head coach Tisha England.
Paul Hugh Severt Sr., 76, of Newton, died Monday, May 20, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Severt family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee
A wreck in Newton Tuesday afternoon tied up traffic and ended in a DWI arrest.
The driver of a dump truck traveling east on N.C. 10 west of Newton lost control of his vehicle and overturned, according to Captain Tim Hayes, of the Newton Police Department.
The wreck occurred just before 3 p.m. in a curve west of Sigmon Dairy Rd.
Dale Jarrett is joining the elite in NASCARâ€™s Hall of Fame.
The Catawba County native and three-time Daytona 500 champion was announced as one of five inductees for NASCARâ€™s most prestigious honor on Wednesday during a press conference in Charlotte.
The last Monday in May is known to many as the start of the summer, with cookouts and lake trips. This Memorial Day, while enjoying grilled foods, also take time to venture out and remember the sacrifices made for freedom.
Amber Vaughan will lead the Maiden girls basketball program this winter.
The former Lenoir-Rhyne standout replaces Katie Chapman, who coached the Lady Blue Devils for the past four season.
Chapman had a 24-72 career record, including 10-46 mark in conference games.
The Fred T. Foard softball team committed eight errors on Tuesday en route to a 4-3 loss to Enka in the fourth round of the 3A playoffs in Newton.
Foard, who was the 3A state runner-up last year, finishes its season with a 23-5 overall record.
CHARLOTTE â€” Michael Jordan wants to "bring the buzz back" to Charlotte.
The Bobcats owner said at a press conference Tuesday evening he's changing his team's name to the Charlotte Hornets beginning in 2014-15.
CHARLOTTE â€” Michael Jordan's Charlotte Bobcats are having just as tough of a time winning the NBA lottery as they are winning basketball games of late.
For the second straight year the Bobcats failed to land the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft lottery despite decent odds.
Charlotte got the fourth overall pick â€” behind Cleveland, Orlando and Washington â€” in the league's lottery Tuesday night.