September 7th, 2012
The Maiden football team pulled out to a 21-0 halftime lead and never looked back on its way to a 28-7 victory against St. Stephens in Hickory on Friday.
Wide receiver Jose Campos made the first two scores of the game for the Blue Devils (2-2), including a 77-yard run on offense and an 88-yard interception return for another score on defense.
As an offensive and defensive lineman for the St. Stephens football team, senior Corey Cramer knows what its like to battle on the football field every Friday night.
Conflicts off of the field, though, have made Cramer more mentally tougher than anyone could ever expect out of a 17-year-old.
Local non-profits are asking for help. Anything from landscaping to building a horse shoe pit, volunteers are needed around the county. With the help of Catawba County United Way and Duke Power, Days of Caring helps build community effort through volunteer work. For more than 10 years the program enlists projects with local non-profits to help better their cause.
This week I went to the Democratic National Convention in hopes of becoming more educated in politics beyond the stereotypical controversial issues that are advertised and debated every day by politicians and voters alike.
I achieved this, and so much more.
Newtonâ€™s Jacob Fork Park is getting a two-mile mountain bike trail, and the projectâ€™s pedal pushers say the addition will make the site more attractive to regional visitors.
The new amenity wonâ€™t cost the city a dime, either.
Catawba Valley Heritage Alliance (CVHA) President Kenyon Kelly said $15,000 is raised to create a bike trail that is part of a larger master plan for the park.
While most Southerners try to fight kudzu â€” and lose the battle â€” members of Mays Chapel United Methodist Church in Maiden choose to explore its culinary delights.
Sammie Ray Propst, 80, of Claremont, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at Frye Regional Medical Center. The Propst family entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation in Conover.
Paced by two goals from Nich Bryant, the St. Stephens soccer team picked up its fifth win of the season Thursday against North Buncombe, 4-1, in Hickory.
Bryant's goals came in the 23rd and 74th minutes. He also assisted on a fifth-minute goal by Rafael Sauceda.
The Bandys volleyball team remains undefeated in Catawba Valley 2A play with a three-set victory over Bunker Hill on Thursday 25-15, 25-8 and 25-23.
Kate Barrow made 16 aces for the Lady Trojans (5-4, 4-0), while Sierra Brotherton tallied seven kills, six blocks and two aces.
Megan Fair led Bunker Hill (2-9, 1-3) with 13 digs and nine kills. Krissy Helms also added 19 assists.
Jayvee football season hit week four on Thursday with a quintet of match-ups featuring Catawba County football squads.
Below are scores from the county.
Fred T. Foard 7, Bunker Hill 6
Hickory 38, North Gaston 28
North Lincoln 28, Bandys 6
St. Stephens 26, Maiden 24
East Surry at Newton-Conover, cancelled
Other area scores