May 22nd, 2013
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.
One year ago against Charlotte Catholic, the St. Stephens soccer team tasted the agony of defeat.
This year, the Lady Indians have quenched their appetite for victory.
Macy Franklinâ€™s header goal on a corner kick from Susan Bare helped Saint defeat Charlotte Catholic, 1-0, to advance to Saturdayâ€™s 3A state title game.
John Quincy Deal, Jr. 92, of Conover passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Deal family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee.
Donna Craig Stewart, 48, of Newton, was convicted of two counts Felony First Degree Rape of a Child, Tuesday in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.
Monday night the Newton Fire Department conducted a controlled burn on West Fourth Street. Firefighters set numerous fires in the house and practiced tactics to control the fires.
A local senior entered his first art competition at age 53 with a drawing done using basically crayons.
Rodney Robbins from Maiden, doesn’t like to paint, and he’s barely picked up a drawing pen in the last 30 years, but he recently entered an art show with a pastel drawing that’s surprisingly lively.