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NCCS school board approves 2012-13 calendar

February 13, 2012

Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) students and teachers will return to the classroom in early August next school year.

The NCCS Board of Education approved a calendar Monday night that will send teachers to school Aug. 2 and students Aug. 7. The last day of class will be May 23, 2013.

The calendar aligns with a schedule Catawba County Schools approved earlier this month.

Other actions and reports:
* The board approved a name change for Newton-Conover Health Science High School.

Three file in county board race

February 13, 2012

Four candidates filed for county and state office on Tuesday, the official “opening day” for the 2012 election season.

Filing for local, county and state offices started at noon and will continue through Feb. 29. Filing for the Catawba County Schools Board of Education lasts from June 4 to July 6.

Three candidates filed for Catawba County Board of Commissioners, including incumbents Barbara Beatty and Dan Hunsucker. Challenger and former Maiden councilman Kevin Spiva also formally entered the race.

State to lower speed limit on rural road

February 13, 2012

Transportation officials are granting the wishes of an area resident who voiced safety concerns recently about his rural Catawba County road.

Woman stabbed in Maiden feud

February 13, 2012

A Maiden woman was hospitalized after being stabbed in the parking lot of an area convenience store.

Police say the stabbing stemmed from a verbal altercation between two women at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Shell gas station at 610 E. Main St. in Maiden.

Francis Blancher, 41, of Maiden, was hospitalized at Carolinas Medical Center's Lincoln campus after being stabbed in the abdomen with a knife.

Blancher was discharged from the hospital as of 9 a.m. Monday, according to a representative of CMC-Lincoln.  

Deputy shoots, kills man

February 13, 2012

Authorities in Alexander County say a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who threatened him with an ax.

Sheriff Chris Bowman said deputies were called Sunday night to a home where the wife of 47-year-old William Frederick Ippolito was staying with a friend.

Ippolito and his wife had recently separated, and Bowman said Ippolito assaulted the friend.

Bowman said Ippolito drove home, and later opened the door holding the ax.

Catawba County sports schedule

February 13, 2012

Tuesday, Feb. 14
Watauga-Foard girls winner at Hickory, 6:30 p.m.
St. Stephens-Alexander Central winner vs. Hibriten-South Caldwell winner at Hickory H.S., 8 p.m.
L-R baseball at Wingate, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 15
Bunker Hill-Newton-Conover girls winner vs. West Caldwell-South Iredell, 6:30 p.m. at CVCC's Tarlton Complex
Bandys-West Caldwell boys winner vs. Bunker Hill-Draughn, 8 p.m. at CVCC's Tarlton Complex
Fred T. Foard-St. Stephens winner vs. Hibriten-Alexander Central, 8 p.m. at Hickory H.S.
CVCC men's basketball at Patrick Henry C.C., 6 p.m.

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