February 6th, 2015
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 62, Bunker Hill 41 (Lady Trojans clinch SD-7 title)
Hickory 86, Fred T. Foard 6
Maiden 64, West Caldwell 39
Newton-Conover 45, Lincolnton 35
South Caldwell 53, St. Stephens 33
Bunker Hill 63, Bandys 43
Hickory 68, Fred T. Foard 63
When a city has good bones, the possibilities are endless, and Newtonâ€™s new planning director sees great bones throughout the city of Newton.
Randy Williams will join Newton as planning director Feb. 25. He comes to Newton from Lincoln County, where he has been the principal planner since 2007.
Williams said itâ€™s easy to see the potential for development in Downtown Newton and beyond.
â€śSheâ€™s concerned about the situation and hopes to continue to serve the people of Newton,â€ť City of Newton Public Information Officer Alex Frick said about Shirley Kam, owner of China Express.
Lincoln County Sheriffâ€™s Office SWAT team and narcotics investigators raided a residence in the 4100 block of Kent Street, Maiden, NC Wednesday morning.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released their annual School Report Cards for public institutions across the state for the 2013-14 school year on Thursday. For the first time in the report, schools were given a letter grade â€” using a 15-point scale â€” intended to indicate their performance.
Below is a look at Thursday's 2A and 3A dual team West Region semi-finals and finals involving Catawba County teams:
Newton-Conover 34, Hunter Huss 30
West Lincoln 33, Newton-Conover 29
(Red Devils end season with 40-4 record)
Fred T. Foard 35, Enka 21
Fred T. Foard 57, East Rowan 10 (Tigers advances to 3A West final on Saturday)
Former First Baptist Church of Newton Pastor Marion Powell passed away at his home in Newton February 1.
Powell, 82, was born in Morganton on June 17 in 1932. He received a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Seminary and graduated from the N.C. Baptist Hospital School of Pastoral Care in 1969.
On Friday, Jan. 23, Newton-Conover High School (N-CHS) Red Devils boyâ€™s basketball team faced off against the West Caldwell Warriors at N-CHS.
The Red Devils were in the lead when senior Josh Ramseur â€” who was playing in his final game before graduating early â€” allegedly fouled a player on the West Caldwell team.
"We're wrapping up the design," said City of Conover Planning Director Lance Hight.
Conover City Council recently approved four sidewalk easement acquisition maps that will enable sidewalk construction throughout Conover.
Three long-time members of Newtonâ€™s City Council will be up for election this year.
Mary Bess Lawing, Newton native and current Mayor Pro Tem, is currently serving her seventh non-consecutive term on the board, her first beginning in 1977. Lawing plans to run for re-election this year.