February 3rd, 2014
The Fred T. Foard wrestling team claimed the Northwestern 3A/4A championship during Saturdayâs conference match at Patton High School.
The Tigers tallied 243.5 points, which was better than St. Stephensâ 156 points.
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.
Phillip âPhilâ Talmadge Leonard, age 80, of Catawba, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at his residence. The Leonard family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee, 828-465-2111.
With the director of the Catawba County Board of Elections retiring this month and the 2014 election cycle escalating, the three-member local elections board is scrambling to hire a replacement for him.
On Sunday, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawk will square off against one another in the 48th edition of the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Local restaurants in Catawba County are also gearing up for the big game, as well.
Nobody has been able to stop the Bandys girls basketball team this entire season.
After Friday, you can add Lincolnton to the list of unsuccessful challengers.
The Lady Trojans pulled ahead 35-7 after one quarter on their way to a 94-26 win against the Lady Wolves.
Bandys improves to 17-0 overall and 8-0 in conference games.
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
East Lincoln 66, Bunker Hill 55
Fred T. Foard 53, Hibriten 51
Lincolnton 59, Bandys 40
Newton-Conover 91, West Lincoln 54
Patton 77, St. Stephens 62
West Caldwell 59, Maiden 40
Bunker Hill 48, East Lincoln 20
Bandys 94, Lincolnton 26
Catawba County and Newton-Conover City Schools will both be operating on a three-hour delay on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
Both schools issued statements Thursday afternoon regarding the delays in normal schedule.
CONOVER â Twenty-seven sex offenders who preyed upon local children were successfully prosecuted in 2013, thanks to the work of the Childrenâs Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County, local law enforcement and the District Attorneyâs Office.
A Newton man was arrested on Thursday after authorities found him in possession of drugs.
After an anonymous tip was provided to the Catawba County Sheriffâs Office, a probation officer and narcotics investigators searched the property of 33-year-old George Andrew Singer, of 2669 Claremont Road.