Archive - Nov 2012
In this weekend's edition of The Observer News Enterprise, we take a look at the prep basketball season, including the boys and girls teams from Bandys, Bunker Hill, Fred T. Foard, Maiden, Newton-Conover and St. Stephens.
This preview includes returning players, new players and comments from each coach.
Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew warned his team to take the Charlotte Bobcats seriously and forget all about their record last season.
It sure looked as if his players were listening.
Al Horford had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-91 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
For the second-straight year, the Observer News Enterprise takes a look at this yearâ€™s prep wrestling season, including those wrestling and comments from each coach.
To read this prep wrestling preview, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Since the arrival of head coach Mike Houston in Hickory, the Lenoir-Rhyne football team has ran the football down opponents collective throats â€” winning a South Atlantic Conference title in 2011 and yet another SAC title in 2012.
The Charlotte Bobcats are off to a fast start so far this season.
Less than three weeks into the season, the surprising Bobcats are a game away from matching last season's win total following a 98-97 victory Wednesday night over the Toronto Raptors.
On Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 3:40 a.m., officers responded to the area of the 300 block of 19th Ave NE in reference to a call of a shooting. Upon arrival officers located one victim who had been shot. Billy Chad Dellinger, 35 of Hickory was transported to Frye Regional Medical Center where he later died as a result of his injuries.
Tuesday afternoon at Newton Fire Department Station 1 the engine bay looked a little different than a normal day. Instead of maintaining fire equipment, the men were seen putting together children’s bicycles.
Traffic was redirected for half an hour on Wednesday while N.C. Highway Patrol investigated a wreck that sent one driver the the hospital with minor injuries.
Long time local bank president Thomas Watchorn, 64, died Sunday at his residence in Cornelius. Watchorn came to Newton after Loyd Mullinax retired as long time president of Citizens Savings and Loan Association later Citizens Savings Bank.
On Nov. 11, Narcotics Investigators with the Catawba County Sheriff's Office and Newton Police Department conducted a search warrant at the address of 5265 Swinging Bridge Rd. in Conover. As a result of this search warrant, a marijuana growing operation and firearms were seized.