October 15th, 2014
Sylvia K. Ray is North Carolina's newest member of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The former managing editor of The Observer News Enterprise was surprised with the award during Tuesdayâs Rotary meeting.The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is awarded by the governor as the state's highest civilian honor.
Katheryn Harlan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, causing a double mastectomy and a burst in her motivation for a cure.
Harlan began raising money in benefit of a cure in 2005 when she partnered with the Susan G. Komen foundation to insure that the money that her project raised was going to be used appropriately. Harlan continued her partnership with Komen through 2006.
Newton Police Chief Don Brown will be tacking on some more responsibility as he takes over one of the open seats on the Catawba County Schools Board of Education.
After a heated primary and runoff election, Burke County Attorney David Learner is gearing up to take the District Attorney seat for the 25th prosecutorial district â serving Catawba, Burke and Caldwell counties. He will be unopposed on the ballot in November.
The Newton-Conover football team remained in seventh place in the latest Associated Press prep football poll for North Carolina, which was released on Tuesday.
The Red Devils (6-0-1) received a total of 74 votes, which was more votes than theyâve received in the past two weeks (62 and 60, respectively). N-CHS once again received one first-place vote in the poll.
Below is a look at prep sports schedule changes due to inclement weather in the area:
Bandys at Bunker Hill, ppd. to Thursday
SD-7 championships at Southside Park, ppd. to 5 p.m. Wednesday
Girls tennis (dual team playoffs)
Newton-Conover (9-2) at Parkwood (10-1), ppd. to Wednesday
John Benjamin Wofford, MD., age 85, of Conover, NC, went to his Heavenly Home on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC is honored to serve the Wofford family.
Kevin Kerry Kaminsky, age 61, of Hickory passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Kaminsky family.
Congressman Patrick McHenry made a stop in Newton Monday afternoon to drop off a check â the largest heâs awarded in his 10 years in Congress.
âThis is a major thing,â McHenry said while presenting the check at the 1924 Courthouse in Newton. âItâs the largest Fire Assistance Grant Iâve ever awarded.â
Known by many as "The Poor People's Doctor," Dr. Benjamin Wofford left behind a legacy of compassion when he passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11.
The Carolina Style Chorus presented the tenth annual Festival of Tables at Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Conover on Saturday.