Archive - Jan 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 âthe Comet,â was convicted of two felonies, including possess/distribute methamphetamine precurcsor chemicals and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
Tuesday nightâs 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 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 â 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.
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.
âI was scared. I was confused. I was very hurt and very angry,â Moose said. âIt was someone that I was supposed to be able to trust â a family member.â
Despite losing its head coach and leading scorer from a season ago, the Maiden girls basketball team is thriving.
The Lady Blue Devils have already exceeded their conference and overall win totals from a season ago.
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.
Lenoir-Rhyne University released a statement Wednesday confirming the departure of head football coach Mike Houston.
In the statement released at 11:21 a.m., school officials said the following:
Alma Elizabeth Seagle Reitzel, age 91, of Newton, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at Shannon Gray Nursing Home in Jamestown, N.C. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Reitzel family.
Lenoir-Rhyne head football coach Mike Houston has resigned from his position.
Houston's resignation comes on the heels of a Monday meeting with The Citadel for the school's opening for a head football coach.
Houston led Lenoir-Rhyne to a 13-2 record this past season, guiding the Bears to a National Championship game appearance â their first since 1962 and first-ever in NCAA Div. II.
HICKORY â For the third-straight year, the St. Stephens swim program can boast its the best in Catawba County.
The Indians swept the boys and girls team titles at Tuesdayâs fourth annual Catawba County Swimming Championships â the third in as many years that theyâve done so.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:
East Lincoln 64, Bunker Hill 49
Fred T. Foard 65, Hibriten 61
Lincolnton 50, Bandys 42
Newton-Conover 95, West Lincoln 33
St. Stephens 68, Patton 57
West Caldwell 50, Maiden 30
Bandys 80, Lincolnton 20
Bunker Hill 43, East Lincoln 19