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Archive - Aug 2012

August 27th

Lady Blue Devils earn fifth win, top Saint on court

August 27, 2012

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.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Lady Indians improve to 6-0

August 27, 2012

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.

Prep soccer

Bobcats hire assistant coaches Winters, Leibovitz

August 27, 2012

CHARLOTTE — 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.

Lunches get healthier

August 27, 2012

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.

Area officers bound for DNC

August 27, 2012

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.

$9M expansion creates 50 new jobs

August 27, 2012

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.

August 26th

Late TD pass propels Panthers past Jets, 17-12

August 27, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Mark Sanchez looked pretty good for nearly three quarters. He just couldn't get the New York Jets into the end zone — again.

Tim Tebow had the play of the game, but also couldn't get that elusive preseason touchdown for the Jets.

Panthers RB Stewart injures ankle against Jets

August 26, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart injured his right ankle late in the first half of the team's preseason game against the New York Jets on Sunday night.

The Panthers announced in the third quarter that Stewart was out for the rest of the game.

August 24th

Stinson’s punt return completes Hickory comeback

August 25, 2012

A 73-yard punt return touchdown by Hickory junior Cameron Stinson with 34.6 seconds left gave the Red Tornadoes a dramatic 21-15 comeback victory over Newton-Conover at Gurley Stadium on Friday.

“I was just ready to run like a track meet,” Stinson said. “I was just running for my life. When I got out there, I just knew I had to pick my team up.”

Bunker HIll overcomes slow start, ousts St. Stephens

August 25, 2012

The Bunker Hill football team might start out slow, but it certainly knows how to finish.

The Bears used a 39-point second half, propelled by quarterback Colton Chapman, to blow past county rival St. Stephens on Friday for the 46-7 victory in Claremont.

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