April 2nd, 2012
Mayors and other government officials throughout Catawba County are banding together to spread the word about preventing child abuse, an issue that has become more important than ever in recent years.
Hickory won the out-right girls title at Saturday's Catawba County track and field championships at Bunker Hill High School on Saturday, as well as a co-championship in boys competition with Bunker Hill.
T-1. Bunker Hill 124
T-1. Hickory 124
3. Fred T. Foard 121
4. Newton-Conover 95
5. Maiden 79
6. Bandys 75
7. St. Stephens 73
8. Challenger 7
Bandys guard Madi Story finished third in the voting for the Associated Press girls prep basketball player of the year.
The voting results were released on Saturday with Story, the Catawba Valley 2A player of the year, receiving two of a possible 22 votes.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. â€” When Will Bynum has the ball, he sometimes seems to play a step or two faster than anyone else on the court â€” charging to the basket or taking quick shots from the outside with little regard for the consequences.
Adding some late insurance runs in the fifth and sixth innings, the Bandys softball team continued its winning streak Friday.
Scarlett Harris, Jessica Younger, Tiffany Holland and Ayla Acosta each drove in a run, leading the Lady Trojans to a 4-1 conference victory at home over Bunker Hill (5-3, 4-2).
Chelsea Wilkerson struck out 20 St. Stephens batters and allowed one hit, leading the Lady Cougars to the 2-0 victory in conference play.
Lady Indians first basemen Darian Fisher broke up a perfect game by Wilkerson in the sixth inning with a single.
St. Stephens falls to 8-6 overall and 4-3 in the Northwestern conference.
Newton-Conover 11, West Caldwell 10
Among many Holy Week services in Catawba County, a new community-wide service debuts Friday night at the Old Post Office Playhouse in Newton.
Roger and Lisa McCoy in the process of closing a deal to purchase the State Cinema. While the specifics are still being negotiated, the family has taken over the reins of the old theater â€” cleaning up, fixing up and preparing the old cinema for a new era of local screening that will begin this weekend.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Panthers announced they've traded running back Mike Goodson to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for offensive tackle Bruce Campbell.
Goodson, who ran for 501 yards and three touchdowns in three seasons with Carolina, became expendable after the team signed free agent running back Mike Tolbert earlier this offseason.
Thelma Louise Wilkinson Jones, of Catawba, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, four days prior to her 91st birthday, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley after a brief illness, but a longer period of generally declining health. The Jones family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremations in Conover.