Archive - Jan 14, 2014
Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced their 19th head football coach in the programâ€™s history.
Ian Shields, previously the offensive coordinator for Army, takes the reigns of the Bears football program.
Shields replaces Mike Houston, who accepted the head coaching position at The Citadel last week.
A single-car wreck Tuesday afternoon near the Catawba-Iredell county line closed Interstate 40 for approximately one hour.
The accident, involving a tan Cadillac, occurred heading westbound at mile marker 140.
Stephen Pate, 69, of Connelly Springs and Kernersville, drove the vehicle off the road, avoiding the guard rail, and collided with a tree.
Arika Wright Carden, of Newton, went home to be with her Maker on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 after a short bout with the flu. The Carden family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.
A couple of head football coaching positions at area high schools are filled as of Monday.
Former Burns coach Matt Beam will guide the Newton-Conover High School football program.
Beam was officially approved as a physical education teacher by the Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education at approximately 8:54 p.m. on Monday night.
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid added another impressive mark to his resume on Monday.
Governor Pat McCrory appointed Reid and 22 other men to the North Carolina Statewide Impaired Driving Task Force.
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.
The latest RetroRankings.com poll was released this past week with a pair of prep wrestling teams in Catawba County being honored.
Newton-Conover and Fred T. Foard were voted at the top of the dual team polls in the 2A and 3A ranks, respectively.
Several Catawba County wrestlers are also ranked highly in their respective classifications and weight classes.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports schedule involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill at Bandys
Hickory at Fred T. Foard
West Lincoln at Maiden
Newton-Conover at Lincolnton, ppd. to Feb. 29
St. Stephens at South Caldwell
Bandys at Bunker Hill
Fred T. Foard at Hickory
Maiden at West Lincoln