Archive - 2013
Newton Police along with Catawba County EMS and Newton-Conover Rescue Squad responded to a call at 417 N Deal Ave. in Newton on Friday afternoon where one person was found dead and another person incapacitated. The O-N-E will have additional information once it is released by Newton P.D.
Carolyn Somers Leagon, 75, of Newton, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 at her home after a period of declining health. The Leagon family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.
Monday was a good day to be a golfer at Newton-Conover High School.
The Red Devils took team honors during the 21st Catawba County championships, while Newton-Conoverâ€™s Trey Burton earned medalist honors at the event.
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.
Below is a look at Monday's scores and Tuesday's updated schedule of games:
Newton-Conover 3, East Burke 1
Newton-Conover 7, South Iredell 2
Tuesday schedule changes
Draughn at Bandys, moved to 6 p.m. Thursday
A two-out, two-run homer by left fielder Nick Williams in the bottom of the ninth inning helped give the Hickory Crawdads a 5-4 victory against Greenville on Monday.
The win by the 'Dads over the Drive is their second of the season.
The Crawdads hit three home runs in Monday nightâ€™s game, including bombs by second baseman Ryan Rua, third baseman Joey Gallo and Williams.
A two-RBI single in the top of the eighth inning by Cody Keefer allowed the Greensboro Grasshoppers to spoil the season opener for the Hickory Crawdads with a 4-2 victory on Friday.
Lewis Brinson led Hickory (0-1) with three hits, including an 2-out RBI single in the bottom of the second inning that plated â€˜Dads designated hitter Jordan Akins.
The Fred T. Foard softball team scored three runs in the first and added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth on its way to a 4-0 victory against Bandys on Friday.
Olivia Purvis, Addie Bolick, Courtney Hull and Lexi Shubert each went 1-for-3 for the Lady Tigers in the game.
Meggie Gentle and Kat Barrow led Bandys with one hit each.
Mike Miller scored a season-high 26 points, helping the defending NBA champion Miami Heat take down the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday, 89-79.
Chris Bosh added 18 points and eight rebounds in the victory by the Heat, who improves to 59-16 on the season.
Rookie Michael-Kidd Gilchrist led Charlotte (18-58) with a double double â€” 18 points and 14 rebounds.
Gene Thomas Jarrett, 82, of Conover, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2013 at his residence. The Jarrett Family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee.
Jessalyn Johnson, a Catawba Valley Community College student enrolled in the Emergency Medical Science (Paramedic) program, was awarded the Stephanie Lynn Gabriel Memorial Scholarship established through the CVCC Foundation, Inc.