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December 9th

Red Devils pull away late from Indians, win 44-21

December 9, 2014

Both coming off tough tournament competition this past weekend, Newton-Conover and St. Stephens locked up on the wrestling mat on Tuesday in Hickory.

Up 24-21 midway through the match, the Red Devils won their final five weight classes to come away with a 44-21 road win against the Indians.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scores

December 9, 2014

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

Girls basketball
Bandys 73, Fred T. Foard 24
Bunker Hill 65, South Iredell 57
West Iredell 64, Maiden 43

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 66, South Iredell 55
Fred T. Foard 79, Bandys 41
West Iredell 61, Maiden 38

Wrestling
Newton-Conover 44, St. Stephens 21

BREAKING: QB Newton taken to hospital after crash

December 9, 2014

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was taken to a hospital Tuesday after being involved in a two-vehicle crash not far from the team's stadium in Charlotte.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

December 9, 2014

Helen Colleen Kirksey 85 of Catawba died Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Sherrills Ford Hospice House. The Kirksey family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

Balmukund M. Baxi, 67, died on Saturday, December 6, 2014, in his home in Conover, NC. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton, NC, is honored to serve the Baxi family.

Rain Can’t Stop Christmas in Claremont

December 9, 2014

Saturday’s cold and cloudy weather cut short the annual Claremont Christmas parade. With drizzle and a temperature of only 48F, crowd goers shivered and sipped on hot chocolate as flashing lights and sirens from surrounding police and fire departments made their way down Main Street.

December 8th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's sports scores

December 8, 2014

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

Girls basketball
Hickory 84, Statesville 35
St. Stephens 50, Newton-Conover 38

Boys basketball
Hickory 65, Statesville 55
Newton-Conover 78, St. Stephens 63

FSU beats Georgia Tech for third-straight ACC title

December 8, 2014

Florida State wouldn’t be denied a spot in the first-ever College Football Playoff.

The Seminoles marched to their third-straight ACC title and 29th win in a row with a 37-35 victory against Georgia Tech on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

December 8, 2014

Virginia Sigmon Bowman 96 of Claremont, a very loving and caring lady left us on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Trinity Ridge Nursing in Mountain View to join her Lord and Savior in Heaven. The Bowman family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111

County bids farewell to retiring Judge Kincaid

December 8, 2014

Retiring Superior Court Judge Timothy S. Kincaid, right, shakes hands with Superior Court Judge-elect Greg Hayes, left, at a celebration in honor of Kincaid’s service held Friday.

Seniors shake it in Newton

December 8, 2014

Thursday night seniors were dancing the night away at the Newton Recreation Center. Driving from as far away as Greensboro and Banner Elk, more than 60 adults came to fellowship to munch on finger foods and dance. Tunes from the band Shakedown ranged from KC & The Sunshine Band’s “Boogie Shoes” to “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn.

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