Archive - Apr 2013
Richard Harrisâ€™ dream of running in the Boston Marathon on Monday quickly turned into a nightmare.
Three people were killed and more than 176 were wounded in the two explosions on Monday on the same street Harris had walked on just about an hour prior.
Max Tracy Earls, 49, of Conover, was convicted of Felony 1st Degree Rape of a Child, Felony Statutory Rape and 5 other related Felony child sexual offenses after a three day trial in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court this week.
WATERTOWN, Mass. â€”Â A 19-year-old Massachusetts college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombing was captured hiding in a boat parked in a backyard Friday night and his older brother lay dead in a furious 24-hour drama that transfixed the nation and paralyzed the Boston area.
It was a busy day for Catawba County prep athletes on Thursday with six seniors signing to play in the collegiate ranks.
Among those that signed were two Maiden football players and four Fred T. Foard basketball players.
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 sports action from across Catawba County:
Maiden 2, Bandys 1
Bunker Hill 7, Newton-Conover 1
Fred T. Foard 3, St. Stephens 1
Maiden 8, Bandys 1
Bandys 3, Maiden 0
Newton-Conover 4, West Caldwell 1
St. Stephens 1, Fred T. Foard 0
The Panthers open the NFL season at home for the first time since 2009 and will play two nationally televised games.
Carolina hosts Seattle in the Sept. 8 season opener.
An early afternoon riding lawn mower accident sent a Newton man to the hospital Thursday. The accident happened on the corner of Boston Road and N.C. 10.
Angie Queen, a nearby neighbor, identified the man on the mower as Pete Hollar.
A single vehicle accident, Wednesday on a busy street in Newton closed the road for an hour and injured a dog.
Jonathan Fulghum was driving his Jeep Cherokee east on West 7th Street Extension near Little Hill Road when he reached down to use his cell phone.
There was a familiar feeling in the air during Wednesday's Catawba County track and field championship meet at Bunker Hill High School.
The Bunker Hill boys and Hickory girls teams repeated their performances from a season ago by each winning county titles.
Below is a look at Wednesday's sports scores from across Catawba County:
St. Stephens 11, Maiden 0 (five innings)
Minor league baseball
Hickory 6, Asheville 5