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February 24th, 2014

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's playoff scoreboard

February 24, 2014

Below is a look at Monday's prep playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:

Girls basketball

2A playoffs
Bandys 88, Smoky Mountain 28
Lexington 77, Bunker Hill 63
North Surry 46, Newton-Conover 25
Surry Central 69, Maiden 49

3A playoffs
Crest 68, St. Stephens 48
Hickory 80, West Henderson 35

Boys basketball

2A playoffs

Saturday, February 22, 2014

February 24, 2014

Scotty Ray Shook, age 50, of Claremont, passed away on Feb. 18, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. The Shook family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover.

February 24th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Basketball playoff pairings

February 24, 2014

Below is a look at the first-round playoff match ups involving Catawba County teams:

Girls basketball

2A West playoffs
No. 31 Smoky Mountain (10-12) at No. 2 Bandys (22-0)
No. 17 Lexington (14-7) at No. 16 Bunker HIll (14-8)
No. 20 Maiden (13-9) at No. 13 Surry Central
No. 24 Newton-Conover (12-10) at No. 9 North Surry (16-6)

3A West playoffs

February 21st

Phone scammers are targeting IRS, customers

February 22, 2014

There is sophisticated scam that is sweeping the country, including residents in Catawba County.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reporting that scammers re calling people across the United States and claiming to be from the IRS.

Despite struggles, Indians' Marcus Conner thrives

February 22, 2014

Growing up with no father and a disabled mother, St. Stephens’ Marcus Conner has learned several tough lessons early in his life.

Despite his circumstances, the junior boys basketball player is thriving on the court and hopes to lead the Indians to a deep run in the 3A playoffs starting on Monday.

Conner’s father was shot and killed in Statesville when he was just 2 years old.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Complete tournament recaps

February 21, 2014

Below is a recap of both the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A girls and boys basketball teams:

Southern District 7

Girls

First-round scores
No. 1 Bandys 81, No. 8 West Lincoln 14
No. 2 Bunker Hill 64, No. 7 East Lincoln 15
No. 3 Maiden 45, No. 6 Lincolnton 35
No. 4 Newton-Conover 57, No. 5 West Caldwell 23

Boys

Friday, February 21, 2014

February 21, 2014

William Stanley Fowler, 52, of Connelly Springs, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658

Phyllis Janette Walling Garrison, age 83, of Lincolnton, died on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

February 20th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's sports scores

February 21, 2014

Below is a look at Thursday's conference tournament playoff scores and Friday's tournament finals involving the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A:

Southern District 7

Girls

First-round scores
No. 1 Bandys 81, No. 8 West Lincoln 14
No. 2 Bunker Hill 64, No. 7 East Lincoln 15
No. 3 Maiden 45, No. 6 Lincolnton 35

Driving force for business

February 20, 2014

Students at Bunker Hill High School were treated on Thursday to a special attraction that could help them build and shape their futures.

Seeing it their way

February 20, 2014

For most people, writing down a note or making a grocery list is just an ordinary task, but for someone who is visually impaired, the process is much more involved.

Braille is a form of writing used by blind and visually impaired people that enables them to write through touch and requires special typewriters.

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