April 3rd, 2012
NEW ORLEANS â€” Before his confetti-flecked suit gets back from the cleaners, John Calipari will be on the road.
Such is life for a coach who recruits all that NBA-ready talent â€” especially when those players get in the habit of bringing championships back to their ol' Kentucky home.
Newton-Conover seniors Isabella Zaliagiris, Ryan Lampe, Jake Walker and Jervasse Moss made their college decisions on Monday.
Moss and Walker signed with Carson Newman, Zaliagiris is headed to George Mason and Lampe is going to Lees-McRae.
Newton-Conover won its third-straight CVAC golf match of the season, edging Maiden out by four strokes at Quaker Meadows golf course in Morganton.
Bunker Hill finished in sixth with a combined team score of 180, while Bandys came in seventh with a score of 211. Host East Burke finished in fifth with a score of 168.
CHARLOTTE â€” With the Bobcats out of playoff contention, coach Paul Silas wants to see what his young kids can do the rest of the way.
Silas said Monday he plans to play the team's younger and less experienced players extensively over Charlotte's final 16 games.
Joni Jean Rose Cutler, 57, of Newton, died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton. The Cutler family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
Former race car driver Jeremy Mayfield may lose his home and land through foreclosure in addition to criminal drug and theft charges.
The home and more than 450 acres owned by Mayfield and his wife are scheduled to be auctioned off April 30.
Foreclosure documents filed in Catawba County show the couple owes Carolina Farm Credit more than $3 million for loans borrowed in 2006.
After minor disagreement among board members Monday, Catawba County commissioners approved a political agenda for 2012.
The Catawba County Board of Commissioners approved 21 legislative goals to lobby for and against during upcoming state and federal sessions.
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.