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December 11th

BREAKING: N-CHS, Hickory are top Classic seeds

December 11, 2014

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:

Girl's bracket

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.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

December 11, 2014

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.

Catawba County Youth Council

December 11, 2014

"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.

Merry Maiden Christmas

December 11, 2014

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.

Fire claims house near Claremont

December 11, 2014

Carly Moser, of Claremont, was on her way out the door on Wednesday when she noticed smoke and flames coming from the house across the street. Moser called 9-1-1 at approximately 12:10 and members of Oxford Fire Department, Claremont Fire Department, Catawba Fire Department and Conover Fire Department arrived on the scene shortly thereafter.

December 10th

Hickory boys top Red Devils in basketball rematch

December 10, 2014

Left with a sour taste in its mouth from last Friday’s 65-62 home loss to Newton-Conover, the Hickory boys basketball team responded in a big way.

The Red Tornadoes jumped ahead of the Red Devils early on the road, going on to win 80-71 on Wednesday in Newton.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

December 10, 2014

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

Girls basketball
Bunker Hill 54, West Wilkes 38
Hickory 75, Newton-Conover 18

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 57, West Wilkes 55
Hickory 80, Newton-Conover 71

Fred T. Foard 66, Mooresville 0
Fred T. Foard 77, Bandys 0

Helping Santa

December 10, 2014

Santa Clause and his elves are busy working at the North Pole, building toys for the little girls and boys who have been especially good throughout the year. Sometimes, though, Santa needs a little extra help to make sure every child has a joyful Christmas.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December 10, 2014

Vaughn S. Babics, 83, of Hickory, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014.
The family wishes to thank Bennett Funeral Service for support and arrangements.

Amalia Lemus Estrella, 85 of Conover passed away Thursday December 4, 2014 at Brian Center-East in Hickory. The Estrella family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home.

Seniors lunch

December 10, 2014

Members of the Newton Police Department treated around 15 local seniors to lunch on Tuesday as part of Senior Citizens Holiday
Luncheon at the Newton Recreation Center. The guests are part of the police department’s call list to ensure the safety of each senior.

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