Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 90, East Lincoln 58
Bunker Hill 41, St. Stephens 37
Newton-Conover 52, West Caldwell 49
South Caldwell 45, Maiden 37
St. Stephens 67, Bunker Hill 57
South Caldwell 61, Maiden 55
West Caldwell 78, Newton-Conover 70
A former Newton-Conover assitant football coach wonâ€™t return to his head football coaching position.
West Iredell High School announced on Friday that Mike Natoli, who spent the past two seasons as head coach of the Warriors, would not be returning for a third season.
From 2004-09, Natoli was an offensive coordinator under former Red Devil head football coach Nick Bazzle.
William David Andrew-Allen Sipe, age 77 of Vale passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at his residence. Goodin-Drum Funeral Home is serving the Sipe family.
Kathy Huffman Johnson died Thursday, December 11, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111
Reaching the $500,000 mark in fund raising was the theme of a recent celebration at the Historic Newton Depot on November 15 that was open to the public. Almost 100 people ventured out on that very cold Saturday to see several new artifacts that will be on display at the Southeast Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum being created at the Depot.
Ivy Robertson felt the need to give to the less fortunate pressing on her heart when she decided to begin In My Fatherâ€™s House. Robertsonâ€™s family and a group of volunteers have been collecting coats and food for the needy for about five years. In the last few weeks, In My Fatherâ€™s House opened the doors to their thrift store in downtown Newton for the first time.
The pairings for the 2014 Dick's Sporting Goods Catawba Valley Classic basketball tournament were released on Thursday afternoon.
Below is a look at the pairings:
First round (Dec. 27 at CVCC's Tarlton Complex)
No. 2 South Caldwell vs. No. 7 Newton-Conover, 10 a.m.
No. 3 Alexander Central vs. No. 6 Bunker Hill, 1 p.m.
Gladys Meredith Canipe Croom, age 93, of Newton, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Conover Nursing & Rehab in Conover. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the Croom family.
"It's a form of youth voice engaged in community decision making," said Catawba County 4-H Youth Development Director Donna Mull.
Youth councils exist on local, state and international levels among governments, non-governmental organizations and schools.
In the fall of 2013, Butch Parker, Assistant Athletic Director for Maiden High School, and Penny Howe, owner of Rose Mill Antiques, decided that downtown Maiden needed an event to draw in more business and rekindle the feeling of community. Within a few short months, the first ever Merry Maiden Downtown Christmas Celebration was born.