April 26th, 2013
Guests, volunteers and athletes from across Catawba County flooded into Gurley Stadium at Newton-Conover High School to celebrate the Catawba County Special Olympics. Events were held on the high schoolâ€™s track and baseball field on Friday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Maiden softball team picked up its 11th consecutive win of the season behind 14 runs on 13 hits Thursday in Claremont.
Jessica Cooper and Emily Crouse each drove in three RBIs, helping the Lady Blue Devils pick up a 14-3 five-inning road victory against Bunker Hill.
Searching for the heart of their defensive line, the Carolina Panthers turned to a Star to fill the void.
The team selected Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei with the 14th overall pick during Thursday nightâ€™s NFL Draft.
Below is a look at Thursday's sports scores from across Catawba County:
Bandys 5, East Burke 3
Maiden 2, Bunker Hill 1 (eight innings)
South Iredell 9, Newton-Conover 4
Bandys 3, East Burke 2
Maiden 14, Bunker Hill 3 (five innings)
South Iredell 3, Newton-Conover 1
Bandys 5, East Burke 3
Hickory police have arrested four people with kidnapping a man from a Lowe’s Home Improvement store on U.S. 70 in Hickory Monday.
four suspects were arrested around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday after Hickory Police found the kidnap victim bound with duct tape in a residence just outside the city limits.
A Catawba county man is in jail after deputies said he led them on a short chase in a stolen van.
Shane Lee Huffman, 34, of 1700 Buffalo Shoals Road, Catawba, faces multiple charges including felony fleeing to elude, larceny of a motor vehicle, driving while impaired and driving with a revoked license.
Following the death Wednesday morning at a local hospital of 83-year-old Newton businessman Joseph Schrum Epps, his family gathered to reminisce about the life of the man thousands knew simply as Joe Epps.
Shuford Elementary School's faculty and staff met to honor 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year Angie Sigmon on Wednesday, April 24.
A single car accident Wednesday night in North Newton injured three and closed a portion of North Main Avenue for several hours.
According to Newton police officials, Stacy Lee Puckett from 745 Boundry Street, Newton was traveling south on North Main Ave. at a high rate of speed and lost control of his 2003 Lexus 300 passenger car when he crested the hill near 13th street.
Tisha England is trading one spot on the bench at Catawba Valley Community College for another.
The former basketball standout at Newton-Conover is taking over as head coach of the Lady Bucs basketball program this winter, the school announced on Wednesday.