Archive - 2013
Douglas Kenneth Pugh, 71, of Hickory died Aug. 15, 2013, at Frye Regional Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, the family requests than memorials be made to the Douglas K. Pugh Memorial Fund, 1820 20th Ave. Drive NE Apt. 64 Hickory, NC 28601.
The Maiden football program officially finished its preseason on Friday with a tough test against an out-of-area team.
The Blue Devils hosted Charlotte Olympic in both junior varsity and varsity action.
It was the first scrimmage for the Blue Devils since last Saturdayâ€™s Lincoln County Jamboree.
The Bandys football team debuted new Nike game jerseys on Friday during the schoolâ€™s photo day.
The Trojans will also be playing in the new look Garry Butler Memorial Stadium, which was outfitted with new home and away bleachers during the summer, as well as a new scoreboard and play clocks.
St. Stephens High School held its football photo day on Friday afternoon.
The Indians are one of three Catawba County football teams with renovated stadiums this season, including Bandys and Foard.
St. Stephens kicks off its season on Friday, Aug. 23 at home against Bandys.
Betty Jo Miller Howard, age 87, passed away on August 14, 2013, at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
The Howard family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC.
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.