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Archive - 2013

February 4th

Lenoir man convicted in Hickory sex assault

February 4, 2013

Joseph Lashaunn Smith, 35, of Lenoir, was convicted of Felony Indecent Liberties with a Child after a three day trial in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court this week.

February 3rd

Lights out: Ravens beat 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl

February 4, 2013

From blowout to blackout to shootout, Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens had just enough power to survive one of the most electric Super Bowls ever.

The outage flipped the momentum to the San Francisco 49ers, but the Ravens used a last-gasp defensive stand to hold on Sunday night, 34-31.

February 2nd

Harden gets triple-double as Rockets beat Bobcats

February 3, 2013

James Harden had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple-double in the Houston Rockets' 109-95 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night.

Panthers' Kuechly named NFL's top rookie defender

February 2, 2013

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was named the 2012 Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year on Saturday.

Kuechly, the ninth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, led the NFL in tackles with 164 this season. He was 15 tackles ahead of the second-best total by San Francisco's NaVorro Bowman.

Former county players talk about time with Baltimore

February 2, 2013

As the Super Bowl prepares to kick off in New Orleans, a pair of former Catawba County prep football players reflect on their time with the Baltimore Ravens before Sunday's big game.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep, college scoreboard

February 2, 2013

Below is a look at Friday's prep and college scoreboard from across Catawba County:

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 72, Draughn 59
East Burke 66, Newton-Conover 55
Fred T. Foard 77, South Caldwell 57
Hickory 80, Alexander Central 50
Maiden 74, South Iredell 66 (OT)
St. Stephens 65, Hibriten 32
West Caldwell 55, Bandys 28

Girls basketball

February 1st

Newton man arrested for drug trafficking

February 1, 2013

A Newton man was arrested in Lincolnton Wednesday for drug trafficking.

Subject wanted by Sheriff’s Office

February 1, 2013

The subject wanted for the armed robbery of the Sun House Gas Station located at 1901 U.S. 70 in Hickory, which occurred on Jan. 21, has been identified as Brandon Torrey Colbert.

‘Red Blazer’ nominations sought

February 1, 2013

Nominations for the Newton-Conover City Schools “Red Blazer” award will be accepted from Feb. 1- March 4.

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.

Red Devils dominate Blue Devils, improve to 36-5

February 1, 2013

The Newton-Conover wrestling team continued its solid performance in conference matches this season on Thursday against Maiden.

The Red Devils (36-5, 5-0) were dominant in a 59-6 road victory against the Blue Devils (8-18, 1-4).

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