Archive - Dec 2012
The St. Stephens and Bandys swim teams competed in their final meet of the 2012 calendar year on Wednesday.
The Indians and Trojans both competed at Lenoir-Rhyne University against Alexander Central, North Lincoln and Watauga high schools.
Shannon Brown scored a season-high 26 points and the Phoenix Suns routed the Bobcats 121-104 on Wednesday night, Charlotte's league-worst 13th straight loss.
Goran Dragic added 21 points and Jared Dudley had 20 for the Suns, who have won a season-best four straight.
Phoenix connected on a season-high 17 3-pointers on 28 attempts.
St. Stephens grad and Hickory native Wayne Auton was promoted Wednesday to the director of the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Auton had previously served as the director of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series since 1995.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Former Bandys and current Lenoir-Rhyne basketball player Jesse Story will miss the rest of the 2012-13 season on the basketball court.
Story, the 2011 CVAC player of the year, needed back surgery to repair a disc in her back injured during her senior season on the basketball court.
Michael Vodek holds up his gift choice for Roxane Chatmanâ€™s son, while she looks for a gift. The couple were two of the many caregivers who picked out gifts at the Catawba County Christmas Bureau.
Kobe Bryant scored four of his 30 points in the final 1:26 and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame an 18-point third-quarter deficit to beat Charlotte 101-100 on Tuesday night, handing the Bobcats their 12th straight loss.
The Fred T. Foard and Newton-Conover high school wrestling teams hosted their annual tournaments this past weekend.
To read more of this story and for complete details from both events, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
At Christmas tree lightings on Dec. 13 and 14, Catawba Regional Hospice honored patients and family members who have been served during the past year.
After a search on Friday, Dec. 14, Newton Police Department located and charged Joshuah Richard Little, 31, of Hickory with Assault With a Deadly Weapon.
Friday around 4:30 p.m. Newton Police responded to a call by Christian Allen Brown, 20, of Newton. Brown reported that he and a passenger were stopped on N. Main Ave. in Newton by Little and another man, Horace Bost, 29.
A man opened fire Friday inside the Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked as a teacher, killing 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered in their classrooms and trembled helplessly to the sound of gunfire reverberating through the building.