Archive - 2010
Be sure to pick up a copy of The Observer News Enterprise's Thursday edition, which features Outlook and the 2010 football preview edition "The Road to the Top."
This year's football preview spotlights all the teams in Catawba County and explores the talent that will suit up in hopes of winning a state championship. Don't miss this in-depth look at football for the 2010 season.
One room of a mobile home was destroyed Wednesday after an early morning fire in Newton.
Newton Fire Department was dispatched to 2733 Burnley Drive at 8:33 a.m.
Firefighters arrived on the scene at 8:38 a.m. to find smoke coming from the double-wide mobile home's master bedroom.
The fire destroyed the master bedroom and its contents. Smoke damaged other parts of the home.
The residents weren't at home during the fire, and no one was injured.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Newton-Conover opened its season Monday with a tough loss at Shelby. The Golden Lions defeated the Red Devils 5-0.