Archive - 2013
Newton fire officials determined the cause of a Wednesday morning house fire at 5 South Ervin Avenue was due to a discarded cigarette.
The homeowner noticed smoke coming from a rear room of the house and called 911, according to Newton Fire Chief Kevin Yoder.
â€śShe carried out most of the burning material to the front porch,â€ť Yoder said.
Margaret Hildebran Cline, 92, of Conover, died on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Drum Funeral Home and Cremations in Conover.
A pack of hungry, fast-paced Black Bears put an end to Bandys' girls basketball season on Wednesday.
Pisgah (25-6) led nearly the entire game against the Lady Trojans, winning 57-45 at UNC-Greensboro to advance to Saturday's 2A West Region championship game.
Bandys, who was making its fourth-straight appearance at the 2A West Regions, finish its season with a 27-3 record.
When the Brooklyn Nets started to catch fire, there was nothing the Charlotte Bobcats could do.
Joe Johnson and Deron Williams combined for 38 points, helping the Nets overcome a halftime deficit to defeat the Bobcats 99-78 at Time Warner Cable Arena on Wednesday.
Charlotte (13-48) shot just 38 percent from the field in the loss.
The memories of last year still sit with the Bandys girls basketball team, but the Lady Trojans are using those lessons to improve their finish this 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.
Newton-Conover High School added four new names to its growing list of Hall of Fame inductees on Tuesday.
Coach Jerry Willard, football and basketball standout Dauntae Finger and athletic supporters Steve and the late Cathy Arndt comprised the NCHS Hallâ€™s fourth class.
All four were enshrined Tuesday during the schoolâ€™s winter sports banquet held at the NCHS gym.
Irene Travis Brindel, 82, of Fayetteville, died Monday, March 4, 2013 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Thursday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home in Fayetteville.
Below is a look at Monday's spring sports scores from across Catawba County:
Alexander Central 6, St. Stephens 3
Fred T. Foard 16, Draughn 3
St. Stephens 5, Alexander Central 4 (eight innings)
Newton-Conover 4, North Lincoln 0
14th Annual Lady Indians Memorial Soccer Classic
Two people led authorities on a high-speed, 30 mile pursuit that ended with damage to four Sheriff's Office vehicles and created two additional wrecks all while a child was present in the vehicle.
The “highly anticipated” Marie and Twannette’s Bakery and Café, 31 N. College Ave., held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate its upcoming grand opening.