February 25th, 2015
County school buses were dusted with a fluffy snow on Tuesday and were cautioned not to hit the roads. Around 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, parents received calls from area school systems announcing a two hour delay for students. As flakes began to fall across Catawba County, school was called off for the third day in two weeks due to inclement weather.
The City of Claremont was recently awarded $240,000 in grant funds from the N.C. Department of Commerce.
The funds will be used toward the states Building Reuse Program and will support the reuse of a 10,000 sq. ft. building that owned by Prysmian Cables and Systems USA, LLC.
Vernon Bobby Dixon has been identified by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office as the suspect who was shot and killed during a home breaking and entering on River Bend Road just north of Claremont on Monday.
Committing 22 turnovers and giving up a flurry of offensive rebounds, the Newton-Conover girls basketball teamâ€™s season came to an end Tuesday in the first round of the 2A playoffs.
The Lady Red Devils fell to visiting Polk County, 56-40, in Lemon Gym â€” ending their season with a 12-12 overall record.
Below is an updated schedule of playoff basketball games following winter weather in and around Catawba County on Tuesday:
2A girls basketball
Bunker Hill at Wilkes Central, ppd. to 5 p.m. Wednesday
Maiden at North Wilkes, ppd. to 5 p.m. Wednesday
Shelby at Bandys, ppd. to 4 p.m. Wednesday
2A boys basketball
Chelsea Pendley, right, and her mom Robin, left, check out photos of sparkling bouquets at the Forever Jeweled booth at the first ever Downtown Newton Wedding Expo and Promenade. Chelsea, of Conover, visited Saturdayâ€™s event to check out local vendors and begin planning for her upcoming nuptials.
Newton-Conoverâ€™s Ahâ€™Ron Hope won a state title at 285 pounds on Saturday in Greensboro during the NCHSAA Individual State Wrestling tournament. The Red Devils also finished as team state runners up. For more, see Sports on Page 8 of the Tuesday Edition.
On Monday morning, an 8-year-old male was struck by a car while waiting to catch the school bus, according to a release from Maiden Police.
At 6:59 a.m., police and emergency personnel responded to a call that a child had been struck by a vehicle in the 500 block of East Main Street in downtown Maiden.
A man was shot and killed after he attempted to break into a home at 7564 River Bend Road just north of Claremont Monday morning, Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said.
According to Reid, the homeowner heard someone in his basement around 9:25 a.m. The homeowner was on the phone with 911 to advise of a possible break-in when he heard the basement door being kicked in.
Saturday February 21st, 2015
(#1) Kentucky (27-0) 110
Auburn (12-15) 75
Kentucky played host to SEC league door matt Auburn and appropriately blew them out of the gym. Kentucky used a 23-2 run in the first half to break open a 27 point first half lead. They never looked back as Auburn never seriously threatened again. Karl Anthony Towns led Kentucky with 19 points and 10 rebounds.