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August 27th, 2012

Area officers bound for DNC

August 27, 2012

While the rest of the county takes a breath for Labor Day, Catawba County police officers are volunteering to serve at the Democratic National Convention. The convention festivities start Sept. 3 and continue until Sept. 6. During the week speakers, and visitors will flood Charlotte and Catawba County police will be there to protect and monitor the scene.

$9M expansion creates 50 new jobs

August 27, 2012

A Claremont trucking company is planning to hire 50 drivers and invest $9 million in its operation to meet growing customer demands.

The move will not only better position the company for future growth, but it will also deliver a financial boost to the region. Cargo Transporters s investing a total of $25 million during 2012.

August 26th

Late TD pass propels Panthers past Jets, 17-12

August 27, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Mark Sanchez looked pretty good for nearly three quarters. He just couldn't get the New York Jets into the end zone — again.

Tim Tebow had the play of the game, but also couldn't get that elusive preseason touchdown for the Jets.

Panthers RB Stewart injures ankle against Jets

August 26, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart injured his right ankle late in the first half of the team's preseason game against the New York Jets on Sunday night.

The Panthers announced in the third quarter that Stewart was out for the rest of the game.

August 24th

Stinson’s punt return completes Hickory comeback

August 25, 2012

A 73-yard punt return touchdown by Hickory junior Cameron Stinson with 34.6 seconds left gave the Red Tornadoes a dramatic 21-15 comeback victory over Newton-Conover at Gurley Stadium on Friday.

“I was just ready to run like a track meet,” Stinson said. “I was just running for my life. When I got out there, I just knew I had to pick my team up.”

Bunker HIll overcomes slow start, ousts St. Stephens

August 25, 2012

The Bunker Hill football team might start out slow, but it certainly knows how to finish.

The Bears used a 39-point second half, propelled by quarterback Colton Chapman, to blow past county rival St. Stephens on Friday for the 46-7 victory in Claremont.

Trojans tally 272 yards on ground, toppled Tigers

August 25, 2012

Without six of its players due to an incident at Thursday's junior varsity football game, the Bandys varsity football team persevered.

The Trojans ran the football 47 times for 272 yards on their way to a 32-0 shutout victory over Fred T. Foard in Newton on Friday.

Quiante Derr led Bandys (2-0) with 102 rushing yards, while Dillon Street added 92.

Yowe, McRee pace Blue Devils in 28-7 victory

August 25, 2012

Jumping out to a 28-0 lead by halftime, the Maiden Blue Devils cruised to a 28-7 home football victory over North Lincoln on Friday — their first win under new head coach Frank Snider.

Running back Grant Yowe and quarterback Jake McRee led Maiden (1-1) in the first half.

Pooling resources

August 24, 2012

Navigating the wealth of Catawba County’s healthcare services can be a challenge for the county’s senior citizens.

Adult Life Programs Executive Director Mark Bumgarner often witnesses first-hand the challenges faced by members of an aging population group that grew by about 60 percent during the past decade.

Update: Murder charge brought

August 24, 2012

A Hickory man faces murder charges after investigators say he stabbed his estranged wife to death.

Catawba County Sheriff's Department charged Monroe David Byrd Jr. with murdering Amy Marie Byrd, 33, Thursday. The couple was married, but separated, and Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said the victim went to Byrd's residence on Springs Road some time Thursday.

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