Archive - Nov 2012
For the first time in its 133-year history as Catawba County’s oldest operating newspaper, the Observer-News-Enterprise has a woman publisher. Texas native and veteran newspaper and magazine executive Nanci Batson has come to Newton from Rhode Island to take the reins of the paper.
What was once affectionately known as the Artist Cafe, will be known as Blue Moon Tavern come January 2013. The building has been empty for more than a year as the Artist Cafe closed its doors on July 23, 2011. But with a fresh awning out front and new seating inside, Blue Moon Tavern hopes to bring a new casual dining experience to Newton.
A dream season for the Catawba County Hornets culminated in a heartbreaking defeat Saturday at Westside/Jaycee Park.
The Hornets (11-2) fell behind early to the Carolina Renegades on their way to a 35-8 loss in the Central Carolinas Football League championship game.
Brian Lee Cook, 44, of River Road in Hickory died on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 at his residence. Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
Sara Elizabeth Pearson Bolch, 62, of Vale, died on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at her residence.
Born Jan. 18, 1950, in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Gillard and Edith Jarrett Pearson.
Several law enforcement officers and civilians escaped serious injury last night when suspects in a high speed chase through Gaston, Lincoln and Catawba counties fired a pistol and shotgun at pursuing officers and a passing motorist.
Brian See's goal at the 18-minute mark in the second half helped the Newton-Conover soccer team advance to the third round of the playoffs with a 3-2 victory over Smoky Mountain in Sylva on Saturday.
Chandler Johnson led N-C (14-6-1) with two goals, while Franklin Wepner and Eli Cordes tallied an assist each.
A pair of Catawba County boys runners finished in the top 10 during Saturday's North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 2A and 3A Cross-Country meets at Beeson Park in Kernersville.
In the 2A meet, Maiden sophomore Corbin Boyles finished with a time of 16:28.61, just under 14 seconds better than his time in the same event last year of 16:46.59.
The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championships with a pair of victories on Saturday.
With all of its starters in the line up Friday, the Newton-Conover football team pounded Ashe County.
The Red Devils (9-3) tallied 49 points on offense and held the Huskies scoreless to move on to the second round of the 2AA playoffs.