Vaughn S. Babics, 83, of Hickory, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014.
The family wishes to thank Bennett Funeral Service for support and arrangements.
Amalia Lemus Estrella, 85 of Conover passed away Thursday December 4, 2014 at Brian Center-East in Hickory. The Estrella family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home.
Members of the Newton Police Department treated around 15 local seniors to lunch on Tuesday as part of Senior Citizens Holiday
Luncheon at the Newton Recreation Center. The guests are part of the police departmentâ€™s call list to ensure the safety of each senior.
Around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, a Renwood Mills employee was airlifted from the parking lot of the Newton Rec Center to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after suffering a fall. According to officals on the scene, the employee was inside the building, located off Brady Ave. in Newton, at the time of the incident and was reported to have fallen one story. Newton Fire Dept.
Both coming off tough tournament competition this past weekend, Newton-Conover and St. Stephens locked up on the wrestling mat on Tuesday in Hickory.
Up 24-21 midway through the match, the Red Devils won their final five weight classes to come away with a 44-21 road win against the Indians.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 73, Fred T. Foard 24
Bunker Hill 65, South Iredell 57
West Iredell 64, Maiden 43
Bunker Hill 66, South Iredell 55
Fred T. Foard 79, Bandys 41
West Iredell 61, Maiden 38
Newton-Conover 44, St. Stephens 21
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was taken to a hospital Tuesday after being involved in a two-vehicle crash not far from the team's stadium in Charlotte.
Helen Colleen Kirksey 85 of Catawba died Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Sherrills Ford Hospice House. The Kirksey family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.
Balmukund M. Baxi, 67, died on Saturday, December 6, 2014, in his home in Conover, NC. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton, NC, is honored to serve the Baxi family.
Saturdayâ€™s cold and cloudy weather cut short the annual Claremont Christmas parade. With drizzle and a temperature of only 48F, crowd goers shivered and sipped on hot chocolate as flashing lights and sirens from surrounding police and fire departments made their way down Main Street.
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Hickory 84, Statesville 35
St. Stephens 50, Newton-Conover 38
Hickory 65, Statesville 55
Newton-Conover 78, St. Stephens 63
Florida State wouldnâ€™t be denied a spot in the first-ever College Football Playoff.
The Seminoles marched to their third-straight ACC title and 29th win in a row with a 37-35 victory against Georgia Tech on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium.