April 24th, 2014
Catawbans begin the 2014 election cycle with early voting in the party primaries that begins today and extends for almost a week and a half.Â Voters here will have the opportunity to participate in a trend in the balloting process:
Olive Mae Hunt Killian, 97, of Hickory, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Trinity Village Lutheran Home. The Killian family has entrusted arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC.
Grabbing an early lead and holding off a late charge by rival Hickory, the Fred T. Foard baseball team added more history to its program on Wednesday.
The Tigers defeated the Red Tornadoes, 7-4, in the championship game of the 24th Annual Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Faigrounds.
Martha Louis Jessup Kline, age 93, formerly of Brentwood Drive in Newton, died peacefully at Catawba Regional Hospice Sunday April 20, 2014. The Kline family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton
Below is a look at the 24th Annual Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic results:
Monday's opening round (at Henkel-Alley Field)
No. 2 Fred T. Foard 9, No. 7 St. Stephens 4
No. 6 West Caldwell 3, No. 3 Maiden 2
No. 1 Bunker Hill 5, No. 8 South Iredell 4
No. 5 Hickory 11, No. 4 Newton-Conover 3
Tuesday's second round (at Henkel-Alley Field)
Elsie Sigmon Smith, 88, of Vale passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Smith family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett Funeral Service Licensee, 828-465-2111.
Carolyn Elaine Drum, 85, of Washington, D.C. died Sunday, April 13, 2014. Memorial contributions may be made to The Little Sisters of the Poor.
Carolyn Fulbright Miller, 72 of Hickory, passed from this life into the kingdom of God on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The Miller family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Newton- #828-464-1555.
Christine Virginia Bean Lutz, age 88, of Sherrills Ford, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Conover Nursing Center. Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Caldwell County.
Ma Thao, 66, of Connelly Springs, died Saturday March 29, 2014 at her residence. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park in Morganton.
Nell Brown Cline, age 94, of Claremont, died on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Her family will receive friends from 2:30-3:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
A cloudy Monday morning became one of the brightest days of the year for students at Snow Creek Elementary School.
Students gathered under a blue and gold ballon arch to participate in their annual Runathon fundraiser, which was especially sentimental this year.
The run opened with a ceremony for Principal Dr. Walter Zahler, who will be retiring after this year.