Archive - 2013
Only two schools have ever been crowned champion in three years of the Catawba County swimming championships.
St. Stephens has done it twice.
The Indians took down both the girls and boys titles for the second-straight year Tuesday at the third county swim championships held at the Hickory Foundation YMCA.
Below are Tuesday's prep and college scores:
Bandys 65, South Iredell 58
East Burke 62, Maiden 31
Fred T. Foard 57, St. Stephens 45
Hickory 79, Hibriten 47
Newton-Conover 63, Draughn 50
West Caldwell 49, Bunker Hill 25
Bandys 67, South Iredell 59
East Burke 88, Maiden 29
Fred T. Foard 62, St. Stephens 57
Roy Hibbert won a basketball game Tuesday night but lost $500.
In the waning minutes of a blowout victory, Hibbert told the final five Indiana Pacers left on the floor he'd pay them $100 each if they kept the Charlotte Bobcats from scoring 80 points.
Pay up, Roy.
"Yeah, I'm a man of my word," Hibbert said. "A Hibbert always pays his debts. ... I guess I have to go find an ATM."
Kathryn Ann Smith McGhee, 82 of Conover, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at her residence. There are no services planned at this time.
Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield may have a few less worries this week.
The cases against him in Catawba and Caldwell counties could be wrapped up as Mayfield was on the court calendar Monday in Caldwell County for four felony larceny charges but the case was continued.
Conover Masonic Lodge No. 709 AF&AM in Conover recently held its installation of new officers.
The Fred T. Foard wrestling team closed out its non-conference schedule in impression fashion.
The Tigers won the Eagle Duals at Wilkes Central High School on Saturday, improving to 26-1 on the season.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers interviewed Pat Shurmur and Hue Jackson Monday for their vacant offensive coordinator position.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not publically released its list of candidates.
It wasn't too long ago that Rajon Rondo was one of the NBA's up-and-coming ball-handlers, trying to show he belonged with veterans like Chris Paul, Jason Kidd and Steve Nash.
Now the Celtics point guard is trying to prove to the youngsters that he can still play.
Playing without their top offensive player, Indiana seemed assured of a low-scoring game against the Charlotte Bobcats. It appeared more certain when the Pacers missed their first 10 shots.