August 8th, 2012
A broken water line closed the Catawba County Museum of History for two days, but the downtown Newton attraction will re-open in time for Soldiers Reunion.
A cast iron water line feeding the building broke some time Tuesday morning, according to Catawba County Historical Association Executive Director Melinda Herzog.
For the first time in three years, Maiden High School has a battle for the top quarterback position.
Matt Johnson, a three-year starter at quarterback for the Blue Devils, graduated this past June after he tallied 1,789 passing yards, 1,077 rushing yards and 30 total touchdowns in 2011.
Fred T. Foard and Maiden high schools have decided to change their football helmet designs starting with this season.
The new designs were officially released during both team's picture days on Monday.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€” Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith was held out of the second half of Tuesday morning's practice after bruising his left knee.
Coach Ron Rivera says Smith is "fine" and anticipates he will return to practice Wednesday. Rivera says the decision was made to ice Smith's knee right away.
Grace Hazel Caldwell Sherrill, 94, of Denver passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at Catawba Valley Hospice House in Sherrills Ford. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Sherrill Family.
After the first day of school, the reviews are in for Newton-Conover Middle School.
When fans of the Fred T. Foard football team and spectators alike show up at the FCA Jamboree on Wednesday, they will all notice a new addition to the Tigersâ€™ kicking game.
After the departures of part-time kickers Zach Schellenberger and Tanner Fleming, senior Rebecca Crawley joins the Tigers to aid their special teams.
Only totaling six total hits, the Greenville Drive managed to muster enough offense to escape with a 3-0 home victory over the Hickory Crawdads on Monday.
Two of those six hits came off of the bat of leadoff hitter and second baseman Bryan Johns, who plated two runs in the contest.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€” Panthers coach Ron Rivera says trainers are optimistic wide receiver David Gettis will be back on the practice field in about "four or five days."
Rivera says Gettis, who started 15 games for the Panthers in 2010, will not play for Carolina (No. 20 in the AP Pro32) in its preseason home opener Saturday night against the Houston Texans.
The search for an alleged armed and dangerous suspect came to a quiet end Sunday morning when Aichon See turned himself in to deputies.
See, 24, of 1966 Crown Drive, Conover, remains in custody at the county jail. His bail was set at $200,000, Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said.