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September 12th, 2014

BREAKING: Prep football affected by weather

September 12, 2014

Inclement weather in the area tonight is causing changes to the prep football schedule.

Below are the schedule changes involving Catawba County teams:

Prep football (week four)
Bandys at Alexander Central, moved to 6:30 p.m.
Fred T. Foard at West Lincoln, 7:30 p.m.
Hickory at Mooresville, 7:30 p.m.
Maiden at St. Stephens, 7:30 p.m.
Newton-Conover at Freedom, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014

No Obituaries to report

Storms cause wastewater spill in Conover

September 12, 2014

Storms that blew across Catawba County last weekend left a pump station in Conover out of commission.

A tree fell off Evans Street SE in Conover knocking down a power line and killing the main power source as well as the battery back-up powers for the pump station, according to Assistant Wastewater Supervisor Tony Parker.

Never Forget 9/11

September 12, 2014

Tyler Terry with Claremont Fire Department holds out the Flag of Honor that was flown in the city on Thursday in honor of 9/11. The flag is made up of the names of each individual that lost their life in the attacks of Sept. 11 2001, arranged in the pattern of an American Flag.

Raining Cats and Dogs

September 12, 2014

Sounds of joy emerge as soon as you walk in the door. The smell of bleach, puppy breath and cat littler overwhelm your senses. Your first reaction is to pick up one of the furry friends and hold them.

"They love attention," said Debbie McAlexander, a volunteer with the Catawba County Humane Society.

McAlexander has been working as a volunteer with the animals for a year and a half.

September 11th

Short and sweet: Red Devils win home JV opener

September 11, 2014

It was a short, but sweet first home outing for the Newton-Conover junior varsity football team on Thursday.

The Red Devils (2-1) scored the lone points of their game against Freedom in the first quarter in an 8-0 weather-shortened win at Gurley Stadium.

JV FOOTBALL: Thursday's scoreboard

September 11, 2014

Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:

Junior varsity football scores
Fred T. Foard 26, West Lincoln 20
Maiden at St. Stephens, ppd. to Monday
Newton-Conover 8, Freedom 0 (final/after three quarters)
West Iredell 22, Bunker Hill 6

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's sports scores

September 11, 2014

Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Volleyball
Maiden 3, Bunker Hill 1
Newton-Conover 3, Bandys 1
St. Stephens 3, East Burke 1

Girls tennis
Maiden at Bunker Hill, ppd.
Newton-Conover at Bandys, ppd. to Monday

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 11, 2014

Gladys Atkins Buff, age 71, of Conover passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at her residence. She was born April 18, 1043 in Troy, NC. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Buff- Hobbs family.

Rosa Mae Parker Drum, 90, of Newton passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center, Hickory. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Drum Family.

13th Annual Brad’s Southern Classics

September 11, 2014

Brad Wikes, owner of BPW Transport, invites the public to his 13th annual Brad’s Southern Classics Antique Truck Show. This year’s event will showcase antique trucks, engines, tractors, and other farm equipment. Also, Freightliner, Kenworth, and International Trucks will all have new trucks on display. Kiperly “Kip” Hall, in charge of registration, says most participants are local.

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