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Archive - Jan 2014

January 23rd

Beam greets community, described as ‘ball of fire’

January 23, 2014

More than 100 people turned out at Newton-Conover High School on Thursday night to meet their new head football coach, Matt Beam.

Beam spoke to everyone in attendance before talking with parents, players and supporters one on one.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Red Devils battle Warriors

January 23, 2014

They say its hard to beat a team once and even harder to do it twice.

The Newton-Conover boys basketball team has that opportunity tonight on the road against West Caldwell.

The Red Devils have already beaten the Warriors 59-56 on Dec. 19, 2013 in both team’s conference openers.

Saint’s McGinnis turns serious injury into inspiration

January 23, 2014

A debilitating back injury cost Jordan McGinnis most of his junior season on the basketball court.

The St. Stephens senior turned his agony on the court into creativity off it.

McGinnis first discovered the back injury during the summer of 2012 while attending a recruit camp at West Virginia University.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

January 23, 2014

Claude Avery Ballard, Jr., age 69, of Newton, died Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 at his residence. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Freedom Biker Church of Hickory, 1385 33rd St SE, Conover, NC 28613.

January 22nd

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

January 22, 2014

Walter Carl “Bud” Hilderbran, age 81, of Newton passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Hilderbran family.

January 21st

Different policies for schools regarding drug testing

January 21, 2014

Steroids — they’ve become a huge topic in the world of sports.

Performance-enhancing drugs have changed the landscape of both college and professional sports, but what happens when that same culture affects the prep sports realm?

Ordinance receives majority vote, doesn’t pass

January 21, 2014

The battle of yard sales ordinance still wages on for the city of Newton.

In last night’s meeting, the Newton City Council voted 4-3 in favor of the ordinance on yard sales with Mayor Anne Stedman’s vote breaking the tie.

Despite a majority vote, the ordinance did not pass.

Bliss’ five 3-pointers pace Fred T. Foard in win

January 21, 2014

Based on his 17-point performance Tuesday against rival St. Stephens, Foard’s Trey Bliss had the appropriate first name.

The junior guard made five 3-pointers in a 60-53 victory on the road against St. Stephens.

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scores

January 21, 2014

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

Boys basketball
Fred T. Foard 60, St. Stephens 53
Maiden 57, Lincolnton 48
West Caldwell 54, Bunker Hill 52

Girls basketball
Bunker Hill 42, West Caldwell 31
Maiden 49, Lincolnton 23
St. Stephens 61, Fred T. Foard 34

Wrestling
Fred T. Foard 48, St. Stephens 9

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

January 21, 2014

Mary Julia “Judy” Kiger, age 70, of Salisbury, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House comforted by her loving family. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Kiger family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com

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