January 23rd, 2014
Hickory poet Scott Owens was featured on Garrison Keillorâs National Public Radio show, âThe Writerâs Almanacâ on Thursday.
Owensâ poem, âCleaning House,â from his new collection âEye of the Beholderâ was read aloud by Keillor on this daily nationally syndicated radio and online show. Readers can still hear the poem at writersalmanac.publicradio.org.
More than 100 people turned out at Newton-Conover High School on Thursday night to meet their new head football coach, Matt Beam.
Beam spoke to everyone in attendance before talking with parents, players and supporters one on one.
They say its hard to beat a team once and even harder to do it twice.
The Newton-Conover boys basketball team has that opportunity tonight on the road against West Caldwell.
The Red Devils have already beaten the Warriors 59-56 on Dec. 19, 2013 in both teamâs conference openers.
A debilitating back injury cost Jordan McGinnis most of his junior season on the basketball court.
The St. Stephens senior turned his agony on the court into creativity off it.
McGinnis first discovered the back injury during the summer of 2012 while attending a recruit camp at West Virginia University.
Claude Avery Ballard, Jr., age 69, of Newton, died Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 at his residence. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Freedom Biker Church of Hickory, 1385 33rd St SE, Conover, NC 28613.
Walter Carl âBudâ Hilderbran, age 81, of Newton passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Hilderbran family.
Steroids â theyâve become a huge topicÂ in the world of sports.
Performance-enhancing drugs have changed the landscape of both college and professional sports, but what happens when that same culture affects the prep sports realm?
The battle of yard sales ordinance still wages on for the city of Newton.
In last nightâs meeting, the Newton City Council voted 4-3 in favor of the ordinance on yard sales with Mayor Anne Stedmanâs vote breaking the tie.
Despite a majority vote, the ordinance did not pass.
Based on his 17-point performance Tuesday against rival St. Stephens, Foardâs Trey Bliss had the appropriate first name.
The junior guard made five 3-pointers in a 60-53 victory on the road against St. Stephens.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Fred T. Foard 60, St. Stephens 53
Maiden 57, Lincolnton 48
West Caldwell 54, Bunker Hill 52
Bunker Hill 42, West Caldwell 31
Maiden 49, Lincolnton 23
St. Stephens 61, Fred T. Foard 34
Fred T. Foard 48, St. Stephens 9