Archive - 2013
Jimmy McCoy Eason, 71 a native of Ahoskie, died Friday, May 17, 2013 at his daughters’ residence in Hickory. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 30, at 11 a.m. at Damascus Road Worship Center, 739 N Carolina 137, Eure, NC.
Agriculture in Catawba County generates $52 million in direct economic impact with even more from indirect sources. There are more than 700 farming and agricultural operations in the county.
Anyone interested in learning more about this important sector of the local economy through tours of some of those operations is invited to the 2013 Agri-Tourism Day on Saturday, June 15.
The Highway Patrol announces a preliminary number of 13 motorists who died on North Carolina highways during the Memorial Day weekend. The holiday weekend officially began at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 24, and ended at midnight, Monday, May 27. Last year the Highway Patrol investigated five fatal collisions and 360 injury related collisions during the holiday period.
Former N.C. State University and WNBA standout Andrea Stinson has been chosen to lead the Newton-Conover girls basketball program.
NCHS athletic director Billy Leeson sent out a press release Tuesday afternooon announcing Stinson's hiring.
Stinson replaces Ike Williams, who stepped down May 14 to take a position as an assistant women's basketball coach at Catawba Valley Community College.
The Charlotte Bobcats have reached an agreement with Steve Clifford to become their next head coach, according to sources.
Clifford, a Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach last season under Mike D'Antoni, takes over the reins of the team from Mike Dunlap, who was fired after one year.
Kevin Harvick won his second Coca-Cola 600 on Saturday and his second in the past three years.
Harvick becomes the 14th different driver to win multiple Coca-Cola 600s.
"It was just a great night," Harvick said. "(Crew chief) Gil (Martin) made a great call at the end, and we were able to put ourselves in position and survive up until to the point it was time to go."
Charlotte Motor Speedway said 10 fans were injured Sunday at the Coca-Cola 600 and three of them were taken to the hospital after a nylon rope supporting a Fox Sports overhead television camera fell from the grandstands and landed on the track surface.
According to CMS spokeswoman Danielle Frye the three people taken to the hospital had "minor injuries that are not life threatening."
The St. Stephens girls soccer team came up short in its first appearance in the 3A state championship game.
Christina Gibbons netted two goals and Morgan Reid scored another leading Cardinal Gibbons to a 3-0 victory against the Lady Indians in the 3A final at Dail Stadium on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
The St. Stephens girls soccer team competes on Saturday for a chance to win the programâ€™s first state championship.
The Indians have won only four state titles in school history, including three in baseball (1971-73) and one in cheerleading (1987).
The wrestling team also finished as state runner-up in 2001.
St. Stephens junior defender Amanda Hall is making up for lost time after suffering a grade two strained MCL in her left knee earlier this season.
Hall suffered the injury in a game at Alexander Central on March 28.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.