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August 18th, 2010

Medal of Honor recipient at Reunion

August 18, 2010

The 121st annual Newton Soldiers Reunion event continues Thursday when the afternoon service begins at 4 p.m. on the east side of the Court Square. The Reunion Service will feature special guest Command Sergeant Major Gary L. Littrell, recipient of the prestigious Medal of Honor.

Littrell will provide special remarks at the service, following welcomes by Newton Mayor Pro Tem Anne Stedman and Catawba County Commission Chairperson Kitty Barnes. Col. Bradley McRee will be the featured speaker for the patriotic service.

N-C Loses Opening Match

August 18, 2010

The Newton-Conover Red Devils lost 8-1 to Lake Norman on Tuesday in their opening tennis match of the 2010 season. Hanna Sigmon and Alex Barone teamed up in doubles to earn the Red Devils' only point in the match.

The final scores are listed below.

LAKE NORMAN 8, NEWTON-CONOVER 1
SINGLES
Morgan Vlaich (LN) d Ellie Choppa 6-3, 6-1; Constance Crisp (LN) d Alex Barone 6-2, 6-3; Britta Huibers (LN) d Hanna Sigmon 6-3, 6-3; Reagan Patterson (LN) d Jessica Abernathy 6-2, 6-1; Daniella Dworchak (LN) d Deanna Dessert 6-3, 7-6; Kyle Harmon (LN) d Amanda Shuford 6-3, 6-4
 
DOUBLES

August 17th

Commissioners give Catawba $7,000

August 17, 2010

Catawba Fire Department will receive $7,000 in appropriated matching funds from the county.
The funds will be used to pay for a thermal imaging camera, a four-gas monitor and a ventilation saw through a matching grant from the Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Volunteer Fire Department Fund grant program.
“We’re going to give them the full $7,000, because that is what was agreed upon,” said County Manager Tom Lundy.

County discusses jail buyout

August 17, 2010

Catawba County officials continue discussions about selling the county’s portion of the Burke-Catawba District Confinement Facility.
Representatives from both counties are set to meet in the coming weeks to consider Catawba County’s options in selling it’s 88-bed share of the detention facility.
“The cost for Catawba (County) to be bought out is the cost of building a pod (at the Catawba County jail),” said County Manager Tom Lundy.

Health rocks for area teens

August 17, 2010

Healthy lifestyles are part of summer fun for several area teenagers.

Six teen leaders visit area schools and youth organizations to teach late-elementary students about the importance of making healthy personal choices.

“Not only can we be a leader for them, but we can also be their friends,” said Jackie McCoy, 13, who volunteers as a teen leader for Health Rocks.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

August 17, 2010

Mary Lou Craig Stamper, 75, of Lincolnton, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at her residence. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Stamper Family.

James Arnold Weaver, 65, of Maiden, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover.

Crawdads Getting Close Down Stretch

August 17, 2010

HICKORY, NC - With just 20 games remaining in the regular season, the Hickory Crawdads continue to race towards the South Atlantic League playoffs, which they currently qualify for if the season were to end today. Hickory begins a four-game road set against the Kannapolis Intimidators on Tuesday, before returning home for their final regular season homestand from Aug. 21 - 28.

Indians fall in first match

August 17, 2010

From O-N-E Reports
The St. Stephens Indians lost their first volleyball match of the season Monday. The Indians lost 3-0 on the road at West Iredell.
West Iredell defeated St. Stephens 25-23, 25-18 and 25-20. The Indians are 0-1 after the loss.
Nicole Hardy led St. Stephens with five kills and 14 digs. Paige Heeke had five kills, and Abby Foster had 17 assists.
The Indians next match is at 6 p.m. Tuesday at home against Draughn.

MEN'S SOCCER
Newton-Conover opened its season Monday with a tough loss at Shelby. The Golden Lions defeated the Red Devils 5-0.

August 16th

'Dads Down In Series Finale

August 16, 2010

Hickory pitcher Jake Brigham threw five scoreless innings Monday against the Charleston RiverDogs. The sixth inning, however, put Brigham and the Crawdads down by 1, and Hickory was unable to recover.

The Charleston RiverDogs defeated the Hickory Crawdads 5-0 on Monday at L.P. Frans Stadium in the final game of the five-game series.

Jury selection starts

August 16, 2010

Jury selection started Monday for the murder trial of a man who alleged shot and killed a N.C. trooper two years ago.
Edwardo Wong is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Trooper Shawn Blanton on Interstate 40 near Canton.
The trial will be held in Catawba County because a judge ruled media outlets near Canton biased potential jurors.
Wong allegedly shot Blanton to death June 17, 2008, during a traffic stop. Prosecutors say Blanton pulled Wong over because he couldn’t find information about Wong’s GMC truck in the database.

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