September 1st, 2014
Catherine â€śCatâ€ť Blackwell Moore, age 88, of Claremont, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great â€“grandmother, and friend to many, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the Moore family.
New details have been made public this week regarding the investigation into the murder of popular Discovery High counselor Maggie Daniels.
Danielsâ€™ body was found in the bedroom of her apartment, unit 21 of Windsor Apartments in Newton, on June 28.
Local woodright Eddie Hamrick (left) and son James (right) hang their
completed, handcrafted, wooden seal in Newtonâ€™s newly renovated council chamber.
"We want to start teaching them the things that the community will expect when they're out in the real world," said Newton-Conover City Schools Superintendent, Dr. David Stegall.
South Newton Elementary implemented their new "Leader in Me" program at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.
Catawba native Bobby Lutz is a finalist for the head men's basketball coaching job at College of Charleston, according to multiple sources.
Lutz, a former UNC Charlotte head basketball coach and current N.C. State associate head basketball coach, interviewed for the Cougar's coaching vacancy on Saturday.
Todd Starkey is leaving the Lenoir-Rhyne womenâ€™s basketball program to take an assistant coaching position at Indiana University, as first reported by The Observer News Enterprise on Saturday.
Starkey accepted a position Thursday on the staff of first-year Indiana head coach Teri Moren, who was hired by the Hoosiers on Aug.9.
After five seasons, Ryan Succop's career as a Kansas City Chief is over.
The Chiefs cut the veteran NFL kicker and former Hickory High standout on Saturday as part of reducing the team's roster to the NFL mandatory 53 players.
The Carolina Panthers reduced their roster to the NFL mandatory 53 players by 4 p.m. on Saturday.
A total of 21 players were either waived or released on Saturday by the Panthers. Among the notable releases were safety Robert Lester, guard Chris Scott and wide receiver Tavarres King.
Facing 4th and 9 on its opening drive, the Newton-Conover football team capitalized on a special teams miscue by Lexington.
Realizing wide receiver Josh Ramseur was uncovered, N-C quarterback Cameron Stanley completed a 46-yard pass to the 6-4 wideout.
For Lexington, it was all downhill from there.
After more than 1,000 yards of offense and 16 total touchdowns, the St. Stephens Indians came away victorious Friday against Bunker Hill.
After scoring with 31 seconds left, the Indians stopped a two-point conversion with no time remaining to win 57-55 in Claremont.