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Archive - Jan 2014

January 29th

BREAKING: Snow affects sports schedule again

January 29, 2014

For the second-straight day, snow has caused the prep sports schedule to change.

Below is a look at these changes and their new times:

Baseball
Hickory Crawdads Hotstove Banquet, ppd. (no make-up date announced)

College basketball
Catawba at Lenoir-Rhyne, moved up to 4 p.m.
(originally start time was 6 p.m.)

Prep basketball

January 28th

BREAKING: CCS, NCCS closed on Wednesday

January 28, 2014

Catawba County Schools and Newton-Conover City Schools have both announced they will be closed on Wednesday.

Hickory Public Schools will also be closed.

For further updates on school delays and cancellations, be sure to visit observernewsonline.com.

January 24th

Residents asked to provide their thoughts, ideas

January 24, 2014

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) wants to hear from you regarding their transportation priorities as part of an effort to implement the state’s new law.

Loudermelt resigns after 10 years on N-CCS Board

January 24, 2014

The Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education is seeking a new member after Scott Loudermelt resigned on Thursday.

Loudermelt was one of the longest tenured board members, having served the Conover district for the past 10 years. His first day on the N-CCS Board was Dec. 1, 2003.

Seniors stand tall, Red Devils clinch SD-7 title

January 24, 2014

Six seniors have been the driving force for the Newton-Conover wrestling team this season.

On Friday night, they honored the program the only way they knew how — winning.

The Red Devils won 11 of their 13 matches against West Caldwell, clinching the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A championship with a 54-9 victory against the Warriors.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's sports scores

January 24, 2014

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 63, Maiden 40
East Lincoln 89, Bandys 62
Freedom 73, Fred T. Foard 63
Newton-Conover 66, West Caldwell 55
St. Stephens 69, Watauga 63

Girls basketball
Bandys 89, East Lincoln 14
Bunker Hill 49, Maiden 34
Freedom 61, Fred T. Foard 22

Friday, January 24, 2014

January 24, 2014

Joshua “Josh” Scott Story, age 25, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at CMC Charlotte. Memorial services will be held Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at 2 p.m. at E. F. Drum Funeral Home. Visitation will immediately follow the service. Rev. Gary Smits will officiate.

January 23rd

Off the chain: Tompkins carves creations

January 23, 2014

Brad Tompkins may be the best kept secret in Catawba County.

Tompkins works for the city of Newton as tree trimmer. His job is not what makes him special, though. It’s want he creates outside of work that does.

After Tompkins trims trees down, he turns them into works of art. Tompkins uses his chainsaw to sculpt animals such as bears, eagles and frogs.

Tournament, ‘Champions course’ returns in October

January 23, 2014

After receiving rave reviews from all constituents, the “Champions Course” at Rock Barn Golf & Spa will return for the 2014 Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn, which is set for Oct. 13-19 in Conover.

Local poet Owens is featured on radio show

January 23, 2014

Hickory poet Scott Owens was featured on Garrison Keillor’s National Public Radio show, “The Writer’s Almanac” on Thursday.

Owens’ poem, “Cleaning House,” from his new collection “Eye of the Beholder” was read aloud by Keillor on this daily nationally syndicated radio and online show. Readers can still hear the poem at writersalmanac.publicradio.org.

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