Archive - Oct 2013
Joe Goble just celebrated his 99th birthday. Born in 1914, heâ€™s seen both world wars, the Great Depression and the invention of Internet. Goble remembers his first job, hitchhiking five miles to work for a dollar a day in Statesville.
He recalls driving across the country to find work in California but returning to see about a beautiful girl, whom he later married, in North Carolina.
After a difficult loss to rival Maiden last week on the road, the Newton-Conover football team tries to regain momentum when it hosts West Lincoln tonight.
Red Devil head coach Brint Russell said the fallout from his teamâ€™s defeat last week has been difficult.
Behind two early scores and a strong defensive night, the Bandy junior varsity football team defeated Lincolnton 14-0 on Thursday night.
The Trojans improve to 3-2 overall, including 2-1 in conference play.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores across Catawba County:
Junior varsity football scores
Bandys 14, Lincolnton 0
East Lincoln 26, Bunker Hill 0
Hibriten 33, Fred T. Foard 7
Maiden 48, West Caldwell 30
St. Stephens 26, Patton 20
South Caldwell 45, Hickory 12
West Lincoln 42, Newton-Conover 8
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:
Bandys 3, Lincolnton 0
Bunker Hill 3, East Lincoln 0
Maiden 3, West Caldwell 0
Newton-Conover 3, West Lincoln 0
For more on these games, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Richard â€śDickâ€ť Henry Wyatt, age 76, of Newton, died Saturday, October 5, 2013 at his residence. Born March 7, 1937, in Clarksville, TN, he was the son of the late Lucian Henry and Francis Moore Wyatt. The Wyatt family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
Still enjoying his recent golf success, Catawba County volunteer fireman Tony Waters admits he treats his golf clubs like some men treat their guns.
A great example is his new TaylorMade driver for which he was recently fitted.
Cross-country athletes from all across the state of North Carolina competed in five different races on Wednesday at Southside Park in Newton at the 21st Annual United Way Unifour Invitational. The event brings more than 1,000 prep runners and their families each year to the area. For complete results from the United Way Invitational, see Sports on Page 10.
NEWTON â€” More than 1,000 boys and girls cross-country runners competed Wednesday at the 21st Annual United Way Unifour Invitational at Southside Park.
The course for this yearâ€™s event was extended an extra 80-100 meters to make it a true 5K race.
Runners participated in five races, including one mixed open race, two invitational races and two championship races.
Below is a look at Wednesday's middle school football scores across Catawba County:
Wednesday's middle school scores
Arndt 16, Grandview 8
Maiden 16, Jacobs Fork 14 (2 OTs)
Northview 44, Newton-Conover 6
RIver Bend 20, Mill Creek 0