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Archive - Jan 2013

January 18th

BREAKING: Panthers hire Shula to lead offense

January 18, 2013

The Carolina Panthers are turning over the keys to their offense to the son of an NFL Hall of Fame coach.

Mike Shula was promoted to offensive coordinator on Friday, the team announced.

The 47-year-old Shula replaces Rob Chudzinski, who stepped down Jan. 10 to take the Cleveland Browns head coaching position.

BREAKING: Update on tonight's prep, college sports

January 18, 2013

Below is a updated list of prep and college games for tonight:

Updated prep sports schedule for Friday

Prep wrestling
Maiden wrestling at Bunker Hill, still on
Cherryville at Fred T. Foard, still on
South Iredell at Newton-Conover, still on
Bandys wrestling at East Burke, postponed
St. Stephens wrestling at West Caldwell (with Hickory and Draughn), postponed

January 17th

Hornets prepare to face Rage in Florida on Saturday

January 17, 2013

The Catawba County Hornets semi-pro football team takes the national stage on Saturday.

The Hornets compete in the 2013 National Bowl Weekend in Deltona, Florida.

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.

BREAKING: Basketball games postponed tonight

January 17, 2013

Thursday night's prep basketball games between Fred T. Foard and Watauga have been postponed.

The games between the Tigers and Pioneers, which were the only prep contests slated on Thursday, have been rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 30.

This is the second time that the Northwestern 3A/4A basketball match up between Foard and Watauga has been postponed.

January 16th

Former Bear Rhoney has Pfeiffer Falcons flying high

January 17, 2013

Former Bunker Hill standout basketball player Kellie Rhoney saved her best for last.

Pfeiffer University’s persistent point guard has the Lady Falcons soaring higher than ever this season.

The 5-foot-6 senior credits a newfound team chemistry to most of her team’s success this season.

Plans revealed for Sherrills Ford library

January 16, 2013

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners has approved architectural plans for the new Sherrills Ford Branch Library.

The 10,000-sq.-ft. facility to be erected on 2.5 acres near the intersection of N.C. 150 and Sherrills Ford Road, is expected to be completed in 2014. Commissioners have set aside $2.9 million over multiple fiscal years to make it happen.

Detention Center opens video visits

January 16, 2013

Sheriff Coy Reid announced today that the Catawba County Jail is launching a new inmate video visitation program.

Wet weather factors into increase of accidents

January 16, 2013

A rear-end collision occurred just before 9 a.m. at the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and 7th Street in Newton. A pick-up truck struck a passenger car from behind.

The driver of the passenger car was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The rainy conditions did factor into the accident.

BREAKING: Bandys' Madi Story verbals to App. State

January 16, 2013

In just her junior season on the court, Bandys' Madi Story already knows where she wants to invest her basketball future.

Story, the defending Catawba Valley 2A girls basketball player of the year, has verbally committed to play for Appalachian State after her senior year with the Lady Trojans.

January 15th

Indians take down girls, boys county swim titles

January 15, 2013

Only two schools have ever been crowned champion in three years of the Catawba County swimming championships.

St. Stephens has done it twice.

The Indians took down both the girls and boys titles for the second-straight year Tuesday at the third county swim championships held at the Hickory Foundation YMCA.

Below is a look at Saturday's first-round scores and the Monday/Tuesday schedule of games for the...
On a St. Stephens swim team with several family ties, the Cherkez sisters help to provide a rock...
Following a week-long journey in Spartanburg, S.C., Josh Ramseur and Tyrell Fleming returned to...

 

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