April 10th, 2013
Kaedyn Dominic Hopper died April 7, 2013. A Graveside Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Jenkins Funeral Home Cemetery Garden of Angles with Rev. Reggie Longcrier officiating.
Newton Fire Department responded to a gas leak on Wednesday morning on North Ashe Avenue in Newton.
Several roads were closed, including 21st through 26 Street and Northwest Boulevard through Main Street.
Workers and residents were evacuated from the area for about an hour while crews worked to close off the gas line and secure the area.
In a tight softball game between Fred T. Foard and Alexander Central, it took just one mistake to make all the difference.
Lady Cougars center fielder Amanda Sports scored from third base in the top of the 10th inning after an arrent throw from Foard catcher McKenzie Dziendiel.
The run helped AC pick up a 2-1 victory in 10 innings against the Lady Tigers.
The Newton-Conover tennis team continued its march toward another CVAC title on Tuesday with an 8-1 win against Maiden.
The victory by the Red Devils is their 83rd straight conference win â€” a record that dates back to 2007.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores from across Catawba County:
Alexander Central 3, Fred T. Foard 2
Bandys 11, Draughn 1
Bunker Hill 16, East Burke 9
Maiden 12, Newton-Conover 5
St. Stephens 7, South Caldwell 4
Alexander Central 2, Fred T. Foard 1 (10 innings)
Bandys 4, Draughn 0
After a “long, full life” in which he fathered a family that “changes the world for the better,” Newton resident, Paul J. Miller, 92, joined his beloved wife Lillian on April 3. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home in Newton is serving the Miller family.
Burke Mortuary, located in Maiden and Newton, is known for their locally-owned service to the community, but recently the mortuary has added an extra touch to help families during their grieving period.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators operating on a tip from the public discovered a meth operation at a home on Coral Drive north of Lincolnton and two Maiden residents were arrested.
Newton-Conover City Schools will have a new Superintendent starting July 1.
Dr. David Stegall was named the new Superintendent of Newton-Conover City Schools at the Board of Education meeting on Monday night.
Newton Police along with Catawba County EMS and Newton-Conover Rescue Squad responded to a call at 417 N Deal Ave. in Newton on Friday afternoon where one person was found dead and another person incapacitated. The O-N-E will have additional information once it is released by Newton P.D.