Archive - Jan 20, 2014
Downtown Newton was filled with remembrance and song on Monday morning as the Catawba County branch of the NAACP hosted a march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
â€śItâ€™s a beautiful day to have a march,â€ť said Catawba County NAACP President Jerry McCombs. â€śThe sun was shining, and it was a success.â€ť
A Maiden Police Officer discovered components of a mobile meth lab in the passenger area of a vehicle during a traffic stop just after midnight Saturday on Water Plant Road.
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 Newton-Conover Middle School wrestling team represented strong during Saturdayâ€™s Little Indian Classic at St. Stephens High School.
Red Devil wrestlers Devin Chambers, Barrett Harkins, Francisco Tapia and C.J. Blanton all won first place in their respective weight classes at the event.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports schedule involving Catawba County teams:
Fred T. Foard at St. Stephens
Hibriten at Hickory
Lincolnton at Maiden
West Caldwell at Bunker Hill
Bandys at Newton-Conover (starting at 5 p.m.)
Bunker Hill at W. Caldwell, 7 p.m.
Hibriten at Hickory, 7 p.m.
Maiden at Lincolnton, 5 p.m.
John Jay Wilfong, 93, of Shalimar, Fla. died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Burial with full military honors will immediately follow the service in the church cemetery. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the nephews of Col. Wilfong.