Archive - Jan 2014
Alan Joseph Valk, 62, of Vale, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at his residence. An informal memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Rockin K Ranch in Huntersville.
The city of Newton will hold its annual celebration this Monday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m.
The community is invited to participate in a march from St. Paul United Methodist Church to the old 1924 Court House in Newton.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
On Monday afternoon, the Observer News Enterprise visited local people in the city of Newton to pose the question, âIn honor or Martin Luther King Jr., what is your biggest dream?â
O-N-E Staff Reporter Jimmy Hilton asked this question to three people â Shannon Huffman, Zara Saine and William Rice â and took down their responses.
Looking at the reaction of his 5-year-old son, Matt Beam knew he was destined to be the head football coach at Newton-Conover HIgh School.
"My son, Davis, went through his room dressed up in all red saying 'alright dad, I'm ready to go,ââ Beam said. âI really knew then if my family would be alright with it, I would be alright with it. We're excited about the opportunity.â
Below is a look at Thursday's and Friday's prep sports contests involving Catawba County teams:
Lincolnton at Newton-Conover
Bandys at West Lincoln
Bunker Hill at Newton-Conover
Hickory at Watauga
Maiden at East Lincoln
St. Stephens at Freedom
So. Caldwell at Fred T. Foard
Sylvia Trevino, 55, of Mountain View, died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at her residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mountain View Mennonite Church, 5252 Hwy 10 West, Hickory, NC 28602.
The Bandys girls basketball team did much more than maintain its first-place standing in the SD-7 with a win Tuesday night against rival Bunker Hill.
The Lady Trojans set a school record with their 44th-straight win at Bost-Matheson Gymnasium, defeating the Lady Bears, 78-19.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 78, Bunker Hill 19
Hickory 48, Fred T. Foard 43
St. Stephens 73, South Caldwell 55
Bandys 46, Bunker Hill 44
Hickory 84, Fred T. Foard 27
South Caldwell, 50, St. Stephens 38
Fred T. Foard 83, Hickory 0
Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced their 19th head football coach in the programâs history.
Ian Shields, previously the offensive coordinator for Army, takes the reigns of the Bears football program.
Shields replaces Mike Houston, who accepted the head coaching position at The Citadel last week.
A single-car wreck Tuesday afternoon near the Catawba-Iredell county line closed Interstate 40 for approximately one hour.
The accident, involving a tan Cadillac, occurred heading westbound at mile marker 140.
Stephen Pate, 69, of Connelly Springs and Kernersville, drove the vehicle off the road, avoiding the guard rail, and collided with a tree.