Archive - Jan 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.
The ladies of the Carolina Style Chorus consider it to be one of the best kept secrets in the area, but they are ready for the community to hear their voices loud and clear.
The chorus is a part of an international organization, the Sweet Adelines, who work to learn and perform barbershop style music.
Friday nights have been nothing, but exciting the past two weeks at Newton-Conover High School.
This past Friday was no different.
Behind a late 7-0 run, the Red Devil boys avoided an upset against Bunker Hill,d defeating the Bears 74-63.
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 69, West Lincoln 54
Newton-Conover 74, Bunker Hill 63
East Lincoln 82, Maiden 56
Fred T. Foard 72, South Caldwell 53
Freedom 71, St. Stephens 56
Bandys 76, West Lincoln 15
Bunker Hill 41, Newton-Conover 31
Freedom 59, St. Stephens 39
Lois Lillian Herman, age 85, of Conover, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at Carillon Assisted Living in Newton. The Herman family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover.
Having the flu is no big deal, right?
Well, think again.
Currently, 27 people in the state of North Carolina have died as a result from the flu â€” three of them being from Catawba County.
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.