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April 2nd, 2014

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

April 2, 2014

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

Bunker Hill 9, West Iredell 6

Bunker Hill 14, Lincolnton 4

Prep tennis
South Iredell 8, Bunker Hill 1

Prep golf

Non-conference match at Catawba Springs (team scores)
T-1. Forestview, 301
T-1. Myers Park, 301

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April 2, 2014

Kay L. Benfield, 56, of Newton passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 at Brian Center in Viewmont. The Benfield family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

Jerry Lester Eckard, 74, of Conover died Monday, March 31, 2014 at his residence. The Eckard family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

April 1st

Victims receive checks from Ponzi scheme

April 1, 2014

After waiting more than five years since his initial arrest, victims of the J.V. Huffman and Biltmore Financial Group, Inc. Ponzi scheme have finally received their money — part of it, at least.

Joshua Vance “J.V.” Huffman, of Conover, was arrested on Nov. 7, 2008 after scamming close to 500 people out of approximately $25 million with his company.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday night's scores

April 1, 2014

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

Bandys 3, Newton-Conover 0
Bunker Hill 5, West Caldwell 1
Fred T. Foard 10, St. Stephens 2
Maiden 8, Lincolnton 0

Bandys 11, Newton-Conover 1
Bunker Hill 10, West Caldwell 2
Maiden 10, Lincolnton 1
St. Stephens 15, Fred T. Foard 4

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April 1, 2014

Nancy Gertrude Sigmon Punch, age 92, of Newton, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Punch family.

Grace Wilma Boone, age 91, of Newton, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 at her residence. The Boone family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.

March 31st

Second annual event raises more than $3,000

March 31, 2014

The sound of a shotgun heard over pouring rain signaled the start of the second annual NC Troopers Footchase 5K and Fun Run in Conover on Saturday.

Nearly 300 participants gathered at the starting line at the new Conover City Park.

From elementary students to adults over 60, the community showed their support for the event which raised money for Catawba Regional Hospice.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's prep scores

March 31, 2014

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

Boys tennis
St. Stephens 8, Maiden 1
Watauga 6, Newton-Conover 3

Boys golf

SD-7 at Catawba Country Club (team scores)
1. Newton-Conover, 159
2. Maiden, 167
3. Lincolnton, 173
4. East Lincoln, 178
5. Bunker Hill, 193
6. Bandys, 196
7. West Lincoln, 199
8. West Caldwell, 217

Saturday, March 29, 2014

March 31, 2014

Margaret Evelyn Barger Boleman, 87, of Hickory, died on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church 1225 29th Ave. Drive NE, Hickory, NC 28601

March 28th

With help from a late friend, I found out what matters

March 28, 2014

Have you ever asked yourself the question: “What really matters?”

This question was posed to me last year by my good friend Kurt Barkley, who passed away Friday after a long battle with cancer.

Kurt was not only a dear friend of mine, but helped photograph countless numbers of athletes in Catawba County for The O-N-E — mostly at St. Stephens High School, where his children attend.

Conover garden center gets a fresh look, new owners

March 28, 2014

Big ideas are blooming at the newly owned and renovated garden center in Conover.

Blooms, owned by Carmen and David Huffman, is located at 1604 Hwy 16 N. The center, formerly Greenwood Nursery, has been given a fresh coat of paint and filled with new supplies and smiling faces.

Grabbing an early lead and holding off a late charge by rival Hickory, the Fred T. Foard baseball...
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