Archive - 2013
Soldiers Reunion memorials and festivities took place Thursday in downtown Newton.
A body found last month in the Catawba River has been identified by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office as that of Kevin Glenn Bowman of Conover, who had been missing for some time. An article in Friday's Observer News Enterprise incorrectly stated that it was the body of a Claremont man who had gone missing near the river a few days before the body was found.
Below is a look at each of the seven Catawba County high schools and their prep volleyball teams for the 2013 season:
Head coach: Hannah Reynolds
Last season: 10-14, lost in the first round of playoffs
Returning players: Alexis Barr, GaoSee Vang, Amber Krenson, and Regan Smith.
New contributors: Daryann Carr and Madeline Smith.
The Fred T. Foard High School held picture day on Thursday for its varsity and junior varsity football programs.
The Tigers varsity team debuted new Russell Athletic jerseys for their 2013 fall campaign.
The jerseys and matched are solid light blue with white lettering.
They are also trimmed in orange, and the word â€śFOARDâ€ť is on the front of each uniform above the number.
Michael Vick was nearly flawless, Nick Foles looked sharp and the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback competition remains close.
Vick and Foles each led the Eagles to touchdown drives in a 14-9 victory over Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night.
Betty Jo Miller Howard, 87, died on Aug. 14, 2013, at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Peggy Joe Crouse Huffman, 74, of Claremont died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton.
Riley Ross lets freedom ring as she captures the 3- to 4-year-old division in Wednesday’s Baby Parade.
NEWTON — A Newton woman died early Wednesday in Gastonia when a semi struck her as she was attempting to flee from an attacker, according to the Catawba County Sheriff's Office.
Once a Newton-Conover football player, Antonio Lyerly is making new waves this season at Bandys High School.
Lyerly is serving as a volunteer wide receivers and defensive backs coach for the Trojans this fall.
He also plans to coach the Lady Trojans junior varsity basketball team this winter.
Lyerly spent the past two years as sports coordinator at a YMCA in Charlotte.
Fans of the Bunker Hill football team will notice a new, yet familiar look this upcoming season.
The Bears will sport Nike jerseys, which were previously worn by the Lenoir-Rhyne University football team.
L-R announced a new partnership this past week with Under Armour to supply the schoolâ€™s athletic programs with uniforms.