Archive - Jan 3, 2014
Three local boys have gotten in touch with their soulful side. They travel the country performing bluegrass music as The Moore Brothers Band.
The bandy consists of 15-year-old Jacob Moore, who is the banjo, mandalin and fiddle player; 11-year-old Isaac Moore, who plays guitar; and 19-year-old Daniel Perry, who plays the doghouse bass (double bass) and sings vocals.
A Catawba man has been arrested in connection with the theft of a truck.
Stephen Daniel Sherrill, 27, of 1610 Loftin Drive in Catawba, was charged with two felony counts of Possession of Stolen Goods.
A man was seriously injured early New Year's Day when a black powder homemade cannon exploded in his face.
Lincoln County deputies responded to a residence in the 2300 block of Keener Road at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday where paramedics and firefighters were on the scene treating the patient.
Sources close to the Observer News Enterprise say that former Maiden head football coach Tom Brown will be named the next gridiron leader at East Burke High School.
Brown's name is expected to be presented by East Burke officials before the Burke County Board of Education on Monday for approval.
The Newton-Conover boys basketball team surged late in the first half and exploded in the second half on their way to a rivalry win against Maiden on Friday night.
Meanwhile, in girls action, Maiden picked up its sixth victory of the season against Newton-Conover.
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:
West Caldwell 64, Bandys 42
Bunker Hill 75, West Lincoln 40
Fred T. Foard 54, Watauga 46
Hibriten 66, St. Stephens 63
Newton-Conover 72, Maiden 48
Bandys 69, West Caldwell 26
Bunker Hill 65, West Lincoln 22
Maiden 53, Newton-Conover 38
John Ervin Cansler, Jr., age 69, of Newton passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at Carolinaâ€™s Medical Center in Charlotte. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Cansler family.
Charles Franklin Ingle, age 74, of Vale, died Monday, December 30, 2013 at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Ingle family.
Three Hickory Firefighters are retiring after 30 years of service. Ronnie Thick, Dwayne Starnes and Brent Stine have worked their way up through the ranks to now retire with multiple levels of training.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
A fire breaks out in your home while youâ€™re in bed.
How will you realize there is a fire in the home? Would it be through the smell of smoke or the sound of smoke detector going off?
Through the â€śGet Alarmed North Carolinaâ€ť grant, the Newton Fire Department can go into peopleâ€™s homes and test for the smoke and COD detectors.