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March 2nd, 2011

Accused murderer in Broughton

March 2, 2011

The man accused of bludgeoning someone to death was transported to a mental hospital last week after a judge ruled the man incapable of standing trial.

Dennis Edward Scherzer, 45, of Hickory, was taken to Broughton Hospital in Morganton, according to a motion filed Monday with the Catawba County Clerk of Court. Scherzer is charged with murdering Roland Simmons, 70, at Hickory's Walden House Assisted Living Center.

A representative from the Catawba County Detention Center transported Scherzer to Broughton Hospital shortly before 4 p.m. Feb. 24.

NCEF spelling bee is 'Red Hot'

March 2, 2011

Teams don’t need a comprehensive knowledge of vowel sounds and consonant clusters to win Newton-Conover Education Foundation’s annual “Red Hot Spelling Bee.”

In fact, spelling sleuths on the four-person teams don’t even need to know how to spell.

“Just bring a fat check book,” said Newton-Conover City Schools Superintendent Dr. Barry Redmond, “and be ready to write plenty of checks.”

March 1st

Trojans seek another CVAC title

March 1, 2011

While basketball season continues at Bandys High School, softball season is just around the corner.

The Lady Trojans softball team has tried to prepare for the early part of the season without their core players, who are members of the basketball team.

ABC News features area company

March 1, 2011

A Newton-based furniture company is getting national recognition for doing what comes naturally — buying and creating locally made products.

Lee Industries is featured on a segment of ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer during a segment called "Made in America" set to air Wednesday night.

"It's because of our long-lasting reputation as being local, family (oriented) and sustainable," said Norman Coley, president of the company that's been part of the Newton community since 1969.

Chair: The board stopped its search

March 1, 2011

Catawba County Schools Board of Education has no intentions of continuing its search for a superintendent for at least three years.

The state legislature's "unknowns" and Glenn Barger's experience led a majority of Catawba County Schools Board of Education to stop its superintendent search and stick with its current leader. The 24 applications received in the superintendent search were shredded or sent back to the North Carolina School Board Association.

Did DSS fail Zahra?

March 1, 2011

Could Zahra's death have been prevented?

That's the question on the minds of Catawba County residents, as well as a state board charged with reviewing child deaths after previous involvement with departments of social services.

"When are we going to make children a priority?" asked Angela Phillips, a former Guardian ad Litem district administrator, who recently retired from the program after 24 years of service.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March 1, 2011

Donald Elmer Floyd, 74, of Conover, passed away unexpectedly and went to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Catawba Valley Medical Center.  Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations are providing professional services to the Floyd family.

Donald "Don-Don" Nelson Owenby, 58, of Lincolnton, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.  Graveside honors will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Salisbury National Cemetery in Salisbury.

Look good, feel better

March 1, 2011

Treatments for cancer don't always involve painful injections or reconstructive surgery.

If you ask women involved in the American Cancer Society's Look Good, Feel Better program, they'll tell you that, sometimes, all it takes for a cancer patient to feel better is a swipe of lipstick and some sparkly earrings.

Tigers claim first boys’ state title

March 1, 2011

Fred T. Foard capped an amazing season on Saturday by capturing their first-ever state title in any boys’ sport.

Leading the charge for the Tigers was Hayden Albert, who finished as a state runner-up in the 160-pound weight class. That finish is a tie with David Bradan (2002) for the best overall finish in a state tournament in school history.

Also finishing strong were Jacob Harper and Dillon Johnson. Harper finished fourth at 145 pounds, and Johnson, who was a West Region champion at 171 pounds, finished in fifth place.

February 28th

Bunker Hill building on 29-1 season

February 28, 2011

The Bunker Hill baseball team is looking to build on the momentum of last season.

The Bears were 29-1 last year and won the Catawba Valley Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships. They won 29 straight games before losing in the third round of the playoffs.

Marty Curtis returns for his 28th season as Bunker Hill baseball coach and 39th season of coaching overall. He says that last season was his best ever at the helm of a team and credits that with a unique grouping.

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