Archive - Jan 2014
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.
Joseph Randy Lee Sheffield, 28, of Connelly Springs, was convicted of felony breaking and entering (five counts) and felony breaking or entering a motor vehicle (six counts) this week in Burke County Criminal Superior Court.
The defendant was sentenced to no less than 30 months and no more than 63 months in the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction.
All three of the losses for the Newton-Conover boys basketball team so far this season had come down to the wire.
Only fitting that the Red Devils would catch a break on their fourth try â€” this time against East Lincoln.
Tyoun Shuford made a 3-pointer with 4.8 seconds left, lifting the Red Devils at home past the unbeaten Mustangs on Friday.
The Bandys girls basketball team defeated Maiden on Friday night, 67-37, to take sole possession of first place in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A standings.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition (Saturday through Monday) of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:
Bandys 56, Maiden 50
Bunker Hill 81, Lincolnton 57
Hickory 58, St. Stephens 47
Newton-Conover 69, East Lincoln 68
Patton 55, Fred T. Foard 52
Bandys 67, Maiden 37
Bunker Hill 60, Lincolnton 22
Hickory 75, St. Stephens 53
Paul Evans Bollinger, 89, of Startown, passed away the morning of Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at his residence. Burke Mortuary of Newton is serving the Bollinger family with funeral arrangements.
On Jan. 5, 2014, the world lost a wonderful soul, A person that brought joy and love to so many through art and positive thought and energy through to the very end. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Walling family.