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Archive - Jan 2014

January 10th

Man convicted of felony breaking and entering

January 11, 2014

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.

Tyoun Shuford's last-second trey tops Mustangs

January 11, 2014

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 — 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.

Lady Trojans take sole possession of first place

January 11, 2014

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.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's sports scoreboard

January 11, 2014

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:

Boys basketball
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

Girls basketball
Bandys 67, Maiden 37
Bunker Hill 60, Lincolnton 22
Hickory 75, St. Stephens 53

Friday, January 10, 2014

January 10, 2014

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.

January 9th

Thursday, January 9, 2014

January 9, 2014

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.

January 8th

Man convicted in ‘Baker’s Dozen’ investigation

January 9, 2014

A man arrested in Catawba County late last year was charged on Wednesday in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.

Dwayne Winfred Orders, as known as “the Comet,” was convicted of two felonies, including possess/distribute methamphetamine precurcsor chemicals and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

Newton City Council left with unfinished business

January 9, 2014

Tuesday night’s Newton City Council meeting saw the passing of three new ordinances, but it also left the council with one ruling left undecided on the table.

The city council decided to postpone a proposed ordinance that would have restrict yard sales. The ordinance would allow Newton residents to have three yard sales per year and each sale could only last within a 24-hour period.

Lenoir-Rhyne's Mike Houston bids adieu to program

January 9, 2014

Lenoir-Rhyne University head football coach Mike Houston is a winner.

In his first season leading the Bears football program, he brought home a South Atlantic Conference championship title and earned a berth to the playoffs — a first in 50 years.

After three successful seasons with the Bears, Houston is off to try and turn The Citadel into a winning program.

Finding her voice

January 9, 2014

Nightmares.

Children experience them all the time, but Lisa Robinette Moose lived through hers.
Behind the closed doors of her own home, she was betrayed and molested. At only 13 years old, she was robbed of her innocence.

“I was scared. I was confused. I was very hurt and very angry,” Moose said. “It was someone that I was supposed to be able to trust — a family member.”

The Newton-Conover and Bunker Hill volleyball programs added another page to their annual rivalry...
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Bandys 3...
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Hickory 3...

 

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