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December 17th

Protecting the Past

December 17, 2014

For nearly two decades, the historical stories, people, artifacts, folklore and traditions of Lincoln County have been the prime passion of one man—a local leader who has made it his mission to preserve and protect the past of one tiny Southern community.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December 17, 2014

Mrs. Evelyn B. Wanzer, age 94, of Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living Center, Boone, passed away Sunday afternoon, December 14, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center. Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Sisters celebrate more than 100 years

December 17, 2014

Both residents at Abernethy Laurels, Lois Mundy and Marie Robinson (sisters) recently celebrated their 106 and 104 birthdays.

The Clash

December 17, 2014

The former Cheerwine facility in Conover has been transformed into a haven for soccer fans of all ages — Shea Stadium Sports, an indoor soccer complex.

The project is a collaboration between Kevin Shea, Brian Vierling, Toby Tate, Chete Soto, Dan Loyer and Dave Walker, who have enjoyed coaching and playing soccer locally for years.

A new state of mind

December 17, 2014

On the night of Oct. 16, shortly after movie-goers had their tickets torn and purchased their popcorn, the State Cinema shut its doors – seemingly for good.

The closing came suddenly with just a single Facebook post a few hours before the final show saying “State Cinema will be CLOSED after tonight's show. Thank you all for those of you that supported us.”

December 16th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

December 16, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Girls basketball
Bandys 61, West Caldwell 28
Bunker Hill 55, West Lincoln 34
Freedom 70, Fred T. Foard 13
Newton-Conover 60, Maiden 43
Watauga 47, St. Stephens 36

Boys basketball
Fred T. Foard 75, Freedom 44
Newton-Conover 63, Maiden 50
Watauga 78, St. Stephens 48

Michael Conochan’s Pro Football Recap- Week 15 Thursday Night Football 12/11/14

December 16, 2014

Arizona (11-3) 12 @
St. Louis (6-8) 6

Champions for Cancer

December 16, 2014

Last week, St. Stephens High School continued a nearly two-decade tradition of creating awareness and raising funds for those afflicted by cancer.

The Indians hosted Bunker Hill on the basketball court for the 12th year in a row on Friday — the second and final meeting between the schools who were battling each other for not only a hoops win, but a victory for cancer.

Newton welcomes visitors

December 16, 2014

“We’re had this partnership for eleven years and it’s amazing what we’re been able to do together,” said spanish interpreter Mimi Michael.

First Presbyterian Church in Newton has a sister church nestled along the Pacific Ocean in Guatemala – El Redentor.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

December 16, 2014

Harvey Lee Edward Sipe, alive on this Earth for 31,454 days, made every one of those days special to the people who loved him. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Organ/Music Fund or to the Catawba Regional Hospice.

With a pivotal hole in his team’s wrestling line up two seasons ago, Newton-Conover head coach Eddy...
Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...
For the seventh time in the past eight years, the Newton-Conover wrestling team won a conference...

 

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