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Archive - Sep 18, 2012

Lady Indians notch crucial NWC win, oust Lady Tigers

September 18, 2012

Entering Tuesday with identical 4-1 conference records, the St. Stephens and Fred T. Foard volleyball teams tried to keep alive hopes for a Northwestern 3A/4A championship.

Tied 1-1, the Lady Indians won the third and fourth sets to come away with the pivotal 3-1 victory over the Lady Tigers in Newton.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Maiden wins, moves into second

September 18, 2012

The Maiden volleyball team picked up a 3-0 victory over East Burke on Tuesday 25-23, 25-14 and 25-14.

By virtue of Bandys loss to South Iredell, the Lady Blue Devils (10-3) moved into sole possession of the No. 2 spot in the CVAC standings with a 6-1 conference record.

Making a splash

September 18, 2012

Area continues data center growth

September 18, 2012

Government action this week paved the way for another data center in the Hickory Metro region.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Weather forces 10 postponements

September 18, 2012

Ten prep sports contests from Tuesday were postponed after storms rolled through Catawba County.

Below is a list of the rescheduled dates from these postponed games:

Wednesday, Sept. 19
Bandys at South Iredell tennis, 4 p.m.
Bandys at South Iredell soccer, 5:30 p.m.

East Burke at Maiden tennis, 4 p.m.
East Burke at Maiden soccer, 5 p.m.

From the publisher: A stay neither 'short' nor 'pleasant'

September 18, 2012

The first letter to the editor I received at The Observer News Enterprise was short and not so sweet.

In response to one of my early O-N-E columns pondering why there’s a pause at a particular place in the pledge of allegiance, a reader wrote in 2002: “I hope you have a pleasant, but short stay in Catawba County.”

A little more than 10 years later, my stay here hasn’t exactly been short.

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