January 20th, 2015
Through four years of the event, one high school had always taken home both the boys and girls titles at the Catawba County Swimming Championships.
That tradition ended on Tuesday when the St. Stephens High School boys and the Hickory High School girls each took home their respective trophies during the fifth annual meet held at the Hickory Foundation YMCA.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Hickory 78, Hibriten 29
St. Stephens 64, Fred T. Foard 37
Fred T. Foard 76, St. Stephens 49
Hickory 61, Hibriten 52
Fred T. Foard 61, St. Stephens 9
Through my decade of covering high school sports, Iâ€™ve seen many student-athletes excel and make it to the next level.
Iâ€™m blessed to be a part of those special journeys with young men and women pursuing the next steps of their lives.
On Saturday, I witnessed a rare occurrence in my career, and something that â€” in laymanâ€™s terms â€” was simply amazing.
James Philo Isenhower, 94, of Conover passed away January 16, 2015 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, NC. The Isenhower family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC.
James Philo Isenhower, who died Friday evening, was truly a citizen of Newton-Conover, Catawba County, North Carolina, United States of America. The businessman-realtor personified the bonds that bind the twin cities community; he resided in Conover only blocks from the family home where he grew up and he spent each business day in Newton at his office and lunching in local eateries.
Dustin Wayne Sanders, 26, of Newton, pleaded guilty to robbery with a dangerous weapon in Burke County Superior Court Tuesday, Jan. 13.
Sanders was given an active sentence of four to six years by the Honorable Robert C. Ervin, Superior Court Judge from Morganton.
"I have been called negro, colored, afro american, african-american, black American, and I have been just plain black," Dr. Michael Wimberly said during Monday's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration at the 1924 Courthouse in Newton.
A year removed from suiting up for the Bandys girls basketball team, Madi Story is making strides in her first season with the Appalachian State womenâ€™s basketball program.
Coming from the prep basketball scene, Story has been adapting to playing at the Division I level with the Lady Mountaineers.
Seattle (14-4) 28 vs
Green Bay (13-5) 22
Roberta Jean Pruitt Lail of Advance NC, passed away January 14, 2015 at home with Galen her son, Jason her grandson and Shelia Carter her friend and caregiver by her side. Online condolences may be made to www.frankvoglerandsons.com.