Archive - Oct 2013
CLAREMONT â€” One Claremont police officer is suffering bruises while another was seeing a specialist Wednesday after the two men were injured during a chase Tuesday evening.
The chase began as a routine traffic stop for stolen tags near the intersection of Cobbs Drive and North Lookout Street.
NEWTON â€” Newton Police have charged a Maiden man with holding up the Hess-Wilco gas station/convenience store on U.S. 321-Business in Newton, and firing shots at a witness' vehicle.
Dimitris Rashawn Williams, 21, of 307 S. D. Ave. in Maiden, was taken into custody Wednesday, according to multiple sources.
Williams faces several sets of charges in the incident, according to county records.
NEWTON â€” â€śA dog canâ€™t be p-i-n-k,â€ť Sarah Wilson, 6, sounds out in a meek, shy voice. Sarah is tucked away in a corner of the Catawba County Library in Newton reading her â€śPinkaliciousâ€ť book. She is wearing pink flip-flops, a pink shirt and pink shorts.
Below is a look at Wednesday's middle school football scores involving Catawba County teams:
Middle school football
Grandview 30, Newton-Conover 0
Jacobs Fork 34, Mill Creek 12
Maiden 18, Northview 14
River Bend 40, Arndt 20
Below is a look at Wednesdayâ€™s regular season finales in boys soccer:
Bunker Hill 4, West Lincoln 0
East Lincoln 3, Bandys 2
Fred T. Foard 5, Hibriten 1 (Foard clinches NW 3A/4A title)
Hickory 7, South Caldwell 1
Newton-Conover 9, Maiden 1 (N-C clinches share of SD-7 title)
St. Stephens 2, Patton 2
DENVER â€” For the second time in three seasons, East Lincoln is forfeitting a win on the gridiron.
Mustangs athletic director and head football coach Mike Byus sent out a press release to local media Wednesday morning notifying them of the school's decision to forfeit its first three games of the season.
DENVER â€” Detectives have released a photo of an apparent break-in underway late last week and are asking for the public's help in identifying a person appearing in the photo.
The incident is believed to have occurred Friday in northeastern Lincoln County, a little more than a mile south of the Catawba County line.
NEWTON â€” Justice may be getting a little messy for a while and require a roundabout path.
Not "justice" the concept, but the Justice Center here in Catawba County, now that county commissioners unanimously and with little fanfare
late Monday approved a $24.6 million bid for Hickory Construction to handle a major expansion at the facility.
Sue Evelyn Baker Hunsucker, 81, of Conover went home to be with her Lord and Savior and her beloved husband Hal on Monday, October 21, 2013, at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Hunsucker family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC.
HICKORY â€” The St. Stephens volleyball team remained perfect on the season Tuesday with a 3-0 victory against North Henderson in the second round of the 3A playoffs.
The Lady Indians improve to 25-0 on the season.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.