Archive - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Below is a look at Friday's prep and college scoreboard from across Catawba County:
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
A Newton man was arrested in Lincolnton Wednesday for drug trafficking.
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.
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.
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).