Archive - Aug 27, 2012
Maiden High School has found the man for its boys basketball head coaching job.
Patrick Kahny, a 55-year-old coaching veteran, was officially approved by the Catawba County Board of Education on Monday night to be the Blue Devils next boys basketball coach.
Kahny replaces Doug Miller, who stepped down in March after four seasons as Maiden coach and a 19-75 coaching record.
Maiden continued its early season roll on the tennis court, picking up an 8-1 victory over St. Stephens in Hickory on Monday.
The Lady Blue Devils improve to 5-1 overall on the season.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The St. Stephens volleyball team improved to 6-0 on the season with a sweep Monday over the Lady Bears 25-23, 25-15 and 25-15.
Marisa Jones led the Lady Indians with nine kills, Breanna Hall added seven kills and Jenna Boliek tallied six kills.
Megan Fair led Bunker Hill (1-6) with 10 kills, Krissy Helms tallied 18 assists and Brooke Blevins recorded 23 digs.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Bobcats have announced they've hired Brian Winters and Dan Leibovitz as assistant coaches.
Winters and Leibovitz will join Stephen Silas and Rick Brunson, who officially signed with the team in July, as part of new coach Mike Dunlap's staff.
With new state regulations on healthy meal options for students, school lunch is getting a facelift. Catawba County Child Nutrition Director Valda Robinson is working with Eat Smart Move More NC and Catawba County Health Partners to improve thecounty schools’ lunch menus.
While the rest of the county takes a breath for Labor Day, Catawba County police officers are volunteering to serve at the Democratic National Convention. The convention festivities start Sept. 3 and continue until Sept. 6. During the week speakers, and visitors will flood Charlotte and Catawba County police will be there to protect and monitor the scene.
A Claremont trucking company is planning to hire 50 drivers and invest $9 million in its operation to meet growing customer demands.
The move will not only better position the company for future growth, but it will also deliver a financial boost to the region. Cargo Transporters s investing a total of $25 million during 2012.