Archive - 2013
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.
William Edgar Melvin, Sr., 82, of Hickory, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Melvin family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home in Hickory.
The Newton City Council on Tuesday recognized Addie Shuford as the 2013 Unity Award recipient. Mayor Anne P. Stedman presented Shuford with the plaque recognizing her contributions to the city.
The award recognizes a Newton resident, business or industry that has contributed to racial and cultural harmony in the city of Newton.
This weekend you can support soldiers and veterans by wearing a red poppy flower.
During World War I soldiers brought back the red poppy flowers from the battlefields of Belgium. They were the only flowers to grow on the embattled fields.
Two sets of sisters on the St. Stephens girls soccer team are helping to build a special family atmosphere for the Lady Indians.
Caroline and Olivia Holmes, and Taylor and Jordan Black are two pairs of siblings on the squad.