Archive - 2014
James Summy Leatherman, age 73, of Newton, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at Conover Nursing and Rehab Center surrounded by his family. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Leatherman family.
A pair of Catawba County athletes signed to play college athletics earlier this week.
St. Stephens volleyball standout Katelyn Houser will play at Catawba Valley Community College this fall.
Fred T. Foard baseball player Carson Bryant also signed with the Bucs.
Success often comes for those who wait.
That certainly can be said of Dale Jarrett, who didnâ€™t reach the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series until age 30 and waited another four years for his first victory.
The Conover Police Department assisted in taking down an out-of-state criminal this past weekend.
The Albion Department for Public Safety obtained a warrant for 47-year-old Jackie Dale McConnell, of Albion, Mich. for his arrest from the Calhoun County Prosecutor for Sex Offender Registry Violations.
For the second-straight day, snow has caused the prep sports schedule to change.
Below is a look at these changes and their new times:
Hickory Crawdads Hotstove Banquet, ppd. (no make-up date announced)
Catawba at Lenoir-Rhyne, moved up to 4 p.m.
(originally start time was 6 p.m.)
Catawba County Schools and Newton-Conover City Schools have both announced they will be closed on Wednesday.
Hickory Public Schools will also be closed.
For further updates on school delays and cancellations, be sure to visit observernewsonline.com.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) wants to hear from you regarding their transportation priorities as part of an effort to implement the stateâ€™s new law.
The Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education is seeking a new member after Scott Loudermelt resigned on Thursday.
Loudermelt was one of the longest tenured board members, having served the Conover district for the past 10 years. His first day on the N-CCS Board was Dec. 1, 2003.
Six seniors have been the driving force for the Newton-Conover wrestling team this season.
On Friday night, they honored the program the only way they knew how â€” winning.
The Red Devils won 11 of their 13 matches against West Caldwell, clinching the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A championship with a 54-9 victory against the Warriors.
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 63, Maiden 40
East Lincoln 89, Bandys 62
Freedom 73, Fred T. Foard 63
Newton-Conover 66, West Caldwell 55
St. Stephens 69, Watauga 63
Bandys 89, East Lincoln 14
Bunker Hill 49, Maiden 34
Freedom 61, Fred T. Foard 22