February 13th, 2015
Below is a look at scores from Friday's regular-season finales in high school basketball:
Bandys 60, Newton-Conover 53
Bunker Hill 44, West Caldwell 26
Hickory 71, Hibriten 16
Maiden 46, Lincolnton 35
St. Stephens 67, Fred T. Foard 37
Fred T. Foard 78, St. Stephens 61
Hickory 65, Hibriten 59
Lincolnton 54, Maiden 40
"We consider our volunteers to be doing more than just delivering meals â they're also checking in on people and making sure that they're doing okay," said Catawba County's Adult Services Supervisor for Senior Nutrition Services Jan Shaffer.
Catawba County Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers.
Pop artist Taylor Swift says being 22 years old is about dressing up âlike hipstersâ, having âbreakfast at midnightâ and falling âin love with strangersâ. For Jamie Frye â a 22-year-old educator with Newton-Conover City Schools (N-CCS) â life is about excelling in his fast-moving career and making an impact on students.
Hickoryâs Emmaline Peterson experienced success early in her high school swimming career, winning a state title last year as a freshman.
The Red Tornadoes sophomore repeated her performance Thursday during the 3A state championship meet in Raleigh, winning the 500-yard freestyle event again while adding a state title in the 200-yard freestyle.
Entering this season, the Lenoir-Rhyne baseball program had an overall losing record in its 84-year history â 1,175 wins, 1,179 losses and seven ties.
This yearâs group of Bears, though, hope to build a winning baseball legacy that the will carry on for years to come.
"I first started singing and getting involved with music at church," Campbell said.
Jessica Campbell was raised in Catawba, attended church at Olivet Baptist Church and sang the national anthem at Bandys High School -- she's nothing more than Catawba County born-and-bred.
A store that has been lighting up downtown Newton with colorful neon signs and antique displays for years is closing down for good on Feb. 20.
Neon By Ernieâs Sign Shop, operated by Ernie McSwain, said it was a financial decision to close the shop.
On Monday, Feb. 9, around 11:45 p.m., Conover Police Department responded to a call regarding an armed robbery at the Kangaroo Express gas station at Highway 16 North in Conover.
The suspect entered the facility wearing a white mask and all black clothing, armed with a honey knife, according to Conover Police Chief Steve Brewer
Around noon on Wednesday, a Chevy truck towing a trailer loaded with two other Ford vehicles was heading south on Hwy. 16 when it flipped over near the Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet dealership.
Both southbound lanes of Hwy. 16 were closed while traffic was redirected around the crash.
Eric Hoots bleeds Carolina blue.
The son of a University of North Carolina grad and Newton pastor, Hoots grew up cheering for his beloved Tar Heels on the basketball court.
âMy dad kind of fueled my love for Carolina and also my love for basketball,â Hoots said. âThatâs where it came from.â