Archive - Jan 2014
Arika Wright Carden, of Newton, went home to be with her Maker on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 after a short bout with the flu. The Carden family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.
A couple of head football coaching positions at area high schools are filled as of Monday.
Former Burns coach Matt Beam will guide the Newton-Conover High School football program.
Beam was officially approved as a physical education teacher by the Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education at approximately 8:54 p.m. on Monday night.
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid added another impressive mark to his resume on Monday.
Governor Pat McCrory appointed Reid and 22 other men to the North Carolina Statewide Impaired Driving Task Force.
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 latest RetroRankings.com poll was released this past week with a pair of prep wrestling teams in Catawba County being honored.
Newton-Conover and Fred T. Foard were voted at the top of the dual team polls in the 2A and 3A ranks, respectively.
Several Catawba County wrestlers are also ranked highly in their respective classifications and weight classes.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports schedule involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill at Bandys
Hickory at Fred T. Foard
West Lincoln at Maiden
Newton-Conover at Lincolnton, ppd. to Feb. 29
St. Stephens at South Caldwell
Bandys at Bunker Hill
Fred T. Foard at Hickory
Maiden at West Lincoln
A couple of area high schools made their head football coaching decisions official on Monday night.
The Newton-Conover City Schools approved current Burns head coach Matt Beam to take over their high school's football program.
East Burke High School also ushered in a new era with its football team, which will led by former Bunker Hill and Maiden high school coach Tom Brown.
Mary Anne Carson Cranford passed away on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. The Cranford family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.
Michael Blair "Butch" Finger, 66, of Hickory, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford. The funeral service will be private.
Newton-Conover High School is expected to present a name before its school board meeting on Monday night.
That name, according to several sources, is current Burns football coach Matt Beam.
Sources also indicated that Beam, an East Lincoln and Appalachian State graduate, was in attendance for a Red Devil basketball game on Tuesday against West Lincoln.
Victoria Villas is heading in a new direction.
No longer will they be an assisted living center, but instead a non-medical lodging or retirement center.
Owner and Manager Rita Robbins explained the switch, which is to help people who would have lost their benefits through the changes in Medicare and Medicaid.
Chelsey Anita Shew, 26, of Lenoir, was convicted of felony robbery with a dangerous Weapon and felony first degree burglary this week in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.
The defendant was sentenced to no less than 51 months and no more than 74 months in the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction.