Archive - 2013
Dozens of smiling faces marched from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Ervin Avenue to downtown Newton, Monday to help celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Catawba County.
The group was led by Jerry McCombs, a Newton resident and president of the Catawba County NAACP.
A Newton police officer and another motorist were injured in a two car collision Sunday afternoon at the intersection of U.S. 321 Business and Boundry Street in Conover. Both the officer and the driver of the passenger car were transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center for treatment. The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the accident at the request of the Conover Police Department.
The Charlotte Bobcats struggled to make free throws in a Saturday loss to Sacramento.
On Monday, giving them up was what cost the â€˜Cats a chance at another victory.
The Houston Rockets made a season-high 32 free throws to come away with a 100-94 win against the Bobcats in a rare Monday matinee game at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Catawba County came up just short in its semi-pro football postseason appearance on Saturday.
Despite forcing seven turnovers, the Hornets fell to the Orlando Rage 28-24 in the Florida Bowl â€” part of National Bowl Weekend in Deltona, Fla.
Charlotte failed to make the most of its free chances on Saturday against Sacramento, and ended up paying the price.
The Bobcats (10-32) made just 26-of-38 shots from the free throw line in a 97-93 loss to the Kings at Time Warner Cable Arena on Saturday.
Below are a look at Saturday's scores and results from prep, college and semi-pro sports action:
CVAC girls championship
1. Draughn, 317
2. South Iredell, 261
3. East Burke, 218
4. Newton-Conover, 196
5. Maiden, 189
6. Bandys, 120
7. West Caldwell 88
CVAC boys championship
1. Draughn, 701
2. South Iredell, 591
3. East Burke 445
In front of a jam-packed crowd at St. Stephens High School on Friday, Logan Starkeyâ€™s clutch play late helped the Indians knock off Hickory, 53-42.
Tied 42-42 late in the game, Starkey connected on 3-pointers during back-to-back possessions to help give Saint the late edge and lead for good.
Below are tonight's prep and college scores. For more, pick up a weekend edition of the Observer News Enterprise.
Bunker Hill 66, Maiden 57
Newton-Conover 77, South Iredell 42
St. Stephens 53, Hickory 42
East Burke at Bandys, ppd. to Jan. 24
South Iredell 58, Newton-Conover 51
Maiden 66, Bunker Hill 36
A little rest turned out to be the perfect slump-buster for the Charlotte Bobcats.
A jolt from their speedy backcourt didn't hurt, either.
Catawba Valley Community College has received a $470,000 Mid-Skills Training Initiative grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. The grant will provide new and expanded training programs at CVCC in Mechatronics, Certified Production Technician and Certified Logistics Technician to address the newest challenge â€” shortage of skilled workers.