Archive - Dec 26, 2011 - News Article
Two holiday prep basketball tournaments highlight the local sports schedule this week. All area girls and boys hoops teams are in action in the Catawba Valley Classic or the Peoples Bank Holiday Clash.
Tuesday, Dec. 27
Catawba Valley Classic
Girls bracket (at CVCC's Tarlton Complex)
No. 1 Hickory vs. No. 8 Bunker Hill, 4:00 p.m.
No. 4 South Caldwell vs. No. 4 Maiden, 5:30 p.m.
No. 3 Newton-Conover vs. No. 6 Fred T. Foard, 7 p.m.
No. 2 Alexander Central vs. No. 7 St. Stephens, 8:30 p.m.
Boys bracket (at Hickory H.S.)
No. 3 Alexander Central vs. No. 6 Maiden, 4:30 p.m.
County officials are urging residents to dispose of their Christmas trees in the correct â€” and legal â€” manner.
Area residents can recycle Christmas trees at five solid waste convenience centers throughout the county through Jan. 31.
The county, in coordination with Garbage Disposal Services (GDS), will also provide curbside collection of trees Jan. 9-20.
Disposal of Christmas trees in regular trash containers is illegal, according to North Carolina law.
Many local organizations take a break this week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day, so the schedule of events in Catawba County is light.
However, there are opportunities to see all seven county high schools in action on the basketball court, as well as a Kwanzaa celebration and a New Year's Eve bash in Hickory.
Ridgeview Library in Hickory will offer a Kwanzaa celebration at 6 p.m. in the Ridgeview Recreational Center.