October 8th, 2010
On his first two rushing attempts of the game, Jervasse Herrin scored two touchdowns. The first came on a 63-yard run in the second quarter, and the second was five minutes later on a 12-yard run. That pair of touchdowns provided the spark the Red Devils needed to pull away from East Burke and pull out a 52-14 win at home.
â€śI just went out and played hard,â€ť Herrin said with a smile after the game. â€śWe just came out, blocked hard and executed.â€ť
After mounting a quick 21-0 lead, St. Stephens was in danger of allowing Fred T. Foard back into the annual cross-county clash between the 3A rivals.
In a deep deficit, the Tigers scored two quick touchdowns and were staging a comeback going into halftime.
Then Indian quarterback Tanner Miller took over.
With 1 minute 30 seconds left in the first half, the Indians got the ball on their own 4-yard line after recovering a Foard fumble that killed a threatening Tiger drive.
Miller then rushed six times for 81 yards to lead the Indians into field goal range.
Jack Clark Seter, 81, of Granite Falls, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Frye Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel in Startown Road in Newton.
Alma Sipe Mundy Bentley, 90, of Catawba, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley. The family will receive friends from 1:45-2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Race, or walk, for a cure for breast cancer.
The 2010 Susan G. Komen N.C. Foothills Race for the Cure will be held Oct. 16 at Lenoir-Rhyne University to promote breast cancer awareness and education in Catawba County and the surrounding area.
"We get people who are survivors, as well as people who have been affected by cancer in some way," said Peggy Messick, board president of the N.C. Foothills Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliate.
Five candidates want to represent the citizens of Catawba County and the surrounding area in the North Carolina House of Representatives or the U.S. Congress. These men, David Munday, Mark Hollo, Gary Lafone, Mark Hilton and Jeff Gregory, spoke at the Catawba County Farm Bureau political forum to give citizens an idea of how they will represent the county, if elected.
Marian Baer was 29 years old and pregnant with her second child when she found a lump in her breast.
She immediately called her obstetrician, who sent her to a surgeon.
"The next thing I knew, I was on an operating table," said Baer, now 65, of Hickory.
Baer said her surgery was "very extensive," and doctors told her she would probably miscarry from the after-effects of the operation and anesthesia.
Newton's Gospel Fest is canceled for a lack of interest.
The annual festival, which is usually held in December, was moved to Oct. 10 as an outdoor event at Southside Park in Newton.
"We have usually done (the Gospel Fest) before at Christmas, and we had great success there," said Marcie Winkler, administrative assistant for Newton Parks and Recreation. "We tried something different this year with an outdoor event."
Winkler said about three groups registered for this Sunday's event, but is about half of the groups participating in the usual indoor holiday festival.
St. Stephens picked up a win Thursday and remain in the hunt for the top 3-A spot in the Northwestern 3-A/4-A conference. The Indians shut out the Fred T. Foard Tigers 3-0 at Foard, and they improved to 7-2 in conference play. They trail Watauga, which is undefeated as of Wednesday. The Indians were down 18-14 in the first game Thursday at Foard, but they rallied for a 26-24 win.
Fred T. Foard travels Friday to St. Stephens and both teams are looking for their first win of the 2010 season. Foard (0-7, 0-2 Northwestern 3-A/4-A) and St. Stephens (0-7, 0-2 Northwestern 3-A/4-A) enter the game tied for sixth place in the conference.
â€śItâ€™s an understatement to say this is a big game for both teams,â€ť Indians head coach Fred Whalen said. â€śTraditionally, this is a rivalry game, so emotions will already be high. I expect both teams to come out fired up.â€ť
Broadband coverage in western North Carolina is expanding.
N.C. Governor Bev Perdue will arrive in Hickory on Friday for the groundbreaking ceremony where nonprofit MCNC will expand its broadband service for the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN).
The project will improve broadband service to 1,232 K-12 schools and 55 higher-learning institutions, including North Carolina-system universities.
CommScope in Hickory will provide materials for the project, including more than 500 miles of optic fiber and 1,000 miles of conduit.