October 25th, 2013
Billy Loy Sipe, 86, of Maiden passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Sipe Family.
Stephanie Joe Whalen Heckathorn, 49, of Hickory died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at her residence. No services are planned at this time.
A Southeast Catawba County man faces child sexual assault and kidnapping charges after being arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
Matthew Dylan Miller, 22, of 2434 Wellesbourne Lane, Sherrills Ford was arrested Wednesday and charged with one felony county each of taking indecent liberties with a child and second-degree kidnapping, according to a statement from the Sheriff's
Demolition was underway Thursday morning at the corner of N.C. 10 and Brady Avenue in Newton. The city of Newton recently acquired a group of buildngs in this area and has plans for the property that include new fire facilities. A crew from the D.H. Griffin Company drove the heavy equipment that stripped away parts of the old building and deposited them in a heap nearby.
MAIDEN â After it beat every Catawba County team on its schedule, the Maiden football team faces the first of three-straight Lincoln County teams starting tonight.
The Blue Devils (8-0, 4-0) welcome West Lincoln for the schoolâs Annual Homecoming game.
Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 36, Bunker Hill 0
Hickory 37, Fred T. Foard 26
Lincolnton 18, Newton-Conover 12
Maiden 36, West Lincoln 30
South Caldwell 47, St. Stephens 6
Below is a look at Thursday's 2A and 3A prep volleyball playoff scores involving Catawba County teams, as well as Saturday's third round schedule of games:
Newton-Conover 3, Draughn 0 (25-14, 25-21, 25-12)
Hendersonville 3, Bunker Hill 0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-16)
Hendersonville (20-7) at Newton-Conover (21-5), TBD
The city of Newton, the Catawba County Historical Association, along with the help of Once Upon A Time childrenâs book store in Newton and the city of Newton Festival and Events Committee, are proud to announce the return of Cynthia Moore Brown for âHaunted History,â Saturday, Oct. 26. The spooky storytelling event is scheduled from 5-8 p.m.
Celebrating the grand opening just a little less than a month ago, Matt Miller's new bar, Bootleggers' Whiskey Bar Grill is open and ready to welcome locals with a taste of Carolina liquors.
No obituaries were reported at press time
CLAREMONT â One Claremont police officer is suffering bruises while another was seeing a specialist Wednesday after the two men were injured during a chase Tuesday evening.
The chase began as a routine traffic stop for stolen tags near the intersection of Cobbs Drive and North Lookout Street.