Archive - 2012
Long time local bank president Thomas Watchorn, 64, died Sunday at his residence in Cornelius. Watchorn came to Newton after Loyd Mullinax retired as long time president of Citizens Savings and Loan Association later Citizens Savings Bank.
On Nov. 11, Narcotics Investigators with the Catawba County Sheriff's Office and Newton Police Department conducted a search warrant at the address of 5265 Swinging Bridge Rd. in Conover. As a result of this search warrant, a marijuana growing operation and firearms were seized.
Two former Catawba County high school football standouts took part in Saturday's "Fall Finale" for the Charlotte 49ers football program.
Former Maiden and current UNCC quarterback Matt Johnson, as well as former St. Stephens standout and current 49ers offensive lineman/long snapper Zach Bumgarner, took part in the scrimmage.
The St. Stephens boys basketball team spoiled the debut of Pat Kahny as head coach on Tuesday, knocking off the Blue Devils, 65-20.
Chris Hefner led Saint (1-0) with 13 points, Zach Houston scored 12 points and Kerigan Farley added 10 points.
Alex White paced Maiden (0-1) with six points, while Austin Wright added four points.
Newton-Conover 58, Freedom 12
The Carolina Panthers waived kicker Justin Medlock on Tuesday â€” two days after he missed his third-straight field goal for the team.
Medlock, who signed a three-year contract with the Panthers on March 7, was 7-for-10 on his field goal attempts this season, but had missed his past three attempts, including a 40-yard attempt in the second quarter of Sunday's 27-21 overtime loss to Tampa Bay.
Faye Willadean Lail, 78, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Catawba Regional Hospice. The receiving will be from 12 to 1:45 p.m., at the Church Fellowship Hall and the funeral will follow at 2 p.m. in the church.
Newton-Conover was perfect during its first tri-match of the season on Monday at North Gaston High School.
Below are the results from Monday's matches:
Newton-Conover 57, North Mecklenburg 21
106: Jakob Bogojebich (NM) forfeit
113: Austin Klutz (NC) forfeit
120: Holden Benfield (NC) forfeit
126: Jonte Parker (NC) pin Zane Dunlap (NM)
Ramon Sessions wanted another chance to prove he had some ice left in his veins. He got that chance Monday night and took advantage of it.
Sessions scored nine of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left to seal the game, and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-98.
It was the best of times for the Carolina Panthers through three quarters of Sundayâ€™s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It became the worst of times and possibly the entire season in the fourth quarter.
The Panthers (2-8) gave up an 11-point lead with six minutes to go in Sundayâ€™s contest, eventually falling to the Bucs in overtime, 27-21.
Fresh off a 10-point victory against the New York Knicks, the Memphis Grizzlies continued their early-season roll versus the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Grizzlies (8-1) built a 17-point lead in the second half and held off a late rally by the Bobcats to win their eight-straight game, 94-87.