May 10th, 2013
Jack Adkins, 74, of Hickory, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at his residence. The Adkins family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremations in Conover.
LONG VIEW — A Catawba County woman has been arrested and charged with the death of her son earlier this month.
Twenty-one-year-old Whitney Weathers of Long View was arrested Thursday and charged with felony child abuse.
Weather’s boyfriend, William Howard Lail III was charged with murder May 3 after police found their 20-month-old son dead.
On Friday evening April 5, Catawba County EMS, Conover Fire Department and Conover Police were alerted to respond to a report of a small child calling 911 reporting that her mother was not breathing.
Every other Friday Shuford Elementary welcomes a large group of high school students. The students aren’t there to observe. They are there to visit friends.
John Tate and Tyler Barrymore will try to give Newton-Conover High School its fourth-straight doubles tennis title when they compete this Friday and Saturday in Cary at the 2A Individual Tennis State Championships.
Two years ago, N-Câ€™s Will Huggins and Hang Lak Choi came away with a 2A doubles tennis titles.
Behind two goals each from Chaniece Moss and Kara Schell, the Newton-Conover girls soccer team earned a 6-0 victory against Madison on Thursday.
The win by the Lady Red Devil is their 11th in a row.
Newton-Conover (19-1-1) advances to Saturdayâ€™s 2A second round, where they will travel to East Lincoln (12-9-2) for a 7 p.m. game.
Below is a look at the updated prep playoff schedule for baseball, soccer, softball and tennis involving teams across Catawba County:
Bunker Hill (13-10) at Polk County (14-8), 7 p.m. Friday
Maiden (11-11) at Shelby (16-7), 7 p.m. Friday
N. Lincoln (8-15) at Bandys (18-7), 7 p.m. Friday
Hickory Crawdads pitcher C.J. Edwards was named the Texas Rangers minor league pitcher of the month on Thursday.
The 21-year-old Edwards is 1-1 on the mound this month with a 1.93 ERA (five earned runs in 23.1 innings).
He has struck out 29 batters and allowed just seven walks, holding opposing batters to a .176 average.
The St. Stephens girls soccer team made an emphatic statement to open their 3A playoff appearance on Wednesday.
The Lady Indians (17-3-2) scored seven goals, including two each from Macy Franklin and Olivia Holmes, on their way to a 7-0 shutout against Forestview.
Below is a look at Wednesday's prep soccer scores from across Catawba County:
Owen 4, Bandys 0
Shelby 4, Maiden 1 (final/Tuesday)
Pisgah (3-13-1) at Newton-Conover (18-1-1), 6 p.m. Thursday
3A playoffs (today at 7 p.m., unless noted)
Fred T. Foard 3, Franklin 0
St.Stephens 7, Forestview 0
Tuscola 2, Hickory 1