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November 1st, 2014

PREP SOCCER: Weather causes postponements

November 1, 2014

Weather in the area late Friday and early Saturday have forced several postponements for Catawba County boys soccer teams in playoff match ups.

Below is an updated schedule of games:

2A playoffs
Lexington (8-11-5) at Newton-Conover (21-1), 6 p.m. Monday

3A playoffs
Asheville (12-7-2) at Fred T. Foard (18-5-2), 6:30 p.m. Monday

October 31st

Red Devils overcome elements, Bears in 31-6 win

October 31, 2014

It wasn’t pretty, but Newton-Conover was able to end its two-game losing skid in the rain on Friday night with a 31-6 victory against Bunker Hill in Claremont.

The Red Devils improve to 7-2-1 overall and 4-2 in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A, while the Bears drop their overall record to 0-10 and conference record to 0-6.

Spartans use second half to surge past Tigers

October 31, 2014

Despite trailing 14-13 at halftime, the Fred T. Foard football team was outscored 19-7 in the second half of a 33-21 road loss to rival South Caldwell in Lenoir.

Matt Williams led Foard (5-5, 3-3) with three touchdowns, including two touchdown passes of 20 and 3 yards to wide receiver Ryan Campbell.

PREP FOOTBALL: Friday's football scores

October 31, 2014

Below is a look at tonight's prep football scores in Catawba County and across the state of North Carolina:

Oct. 31 scores
Bandys 42, West Lincoln 39
East Lincoln at Maiden, ppd. to Monday
Freedom 48, St. Stephens 6
Newton-Conover 31, Bunker Hill 6
South Caldwell 33, Fred T. Foard 21
Watauga 48, Hickory 13

Statewide scoreboard (from Associated Press)

Sweet treats in Downtown

October 31, 2014

“Double, double, toil and trouble – fire burn and cauldron bubble.”

All Hallow's Eve is upon us, a night of frolic, where children wear costumes and run amok.

Ghouls and goblins, rats and bats and the living-dead all come out to play.

Picking Pumpkins

October 31, 2014

Pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors began sprouting up at farms across Catawba County in September. Although many farms didn’t have much of a crop of this year, Devine Farms, located at 2675 St. James Church Road in Newton, is still giving away hundreds of their “old-timey” pumpkins.

Eerie Investigation

October 31, 2014

If there is something strange in your neighborhood, who are you going to call?

Maybe you should call Jeff Porter, founder of The "Unexplained" Investigators.

According to the group's Facebook page, The “Unexplained” Investigators is a Hickory-based investigative group which focuses on "Paranormal, UFO, Bigfoot, and Unexplained Phenomena research and Investigations."

VIDEO: The Best Halloween Costumes for Pets

October 31, 2014

Halloween is the perfect time to have fun, pet owners! Why not let your pet in on the fun with a new costume this season.

October 30th

Saints top Panthers, take over NFC South lead

October 31, 2014

In a game that could go a long ways in determining this year's NFC South champion, New Orleans dominated Carolina on Thursday night.

Capitalizing on a second quarter fumble by Cam Newton near the goal line, the Saints took control and never looked back, winning 28-10 at Bank of America Stadium.

Johnson, Williams fill in the gaps to Foard’s success

October 30, 2014

Since a successful 2008 season, the Fred T. Foard football program has struggled.

With three head coaches and eight wins during the next five seasons, the Tigers fought to rekindle their previous success.

That was until this season.

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