April 10th, 2012
CHARLOTTE â€” Wide receiver Steve Smith is now expected to finish his career where it began.
The Panthers have announced Smith has agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2015 season. There is also a team option for the 2016 season.
Nobody was injured in a late night shooting outside a Latino nightclub in Newton early Sunday morning, but there was a victim â€”Â a traveling taco truck outside Club Seniorial. Police say this isnâ€™t the first time club has been the site of a skirmish.
The two-time defending tournament champion Bears had their title defense and six-game win streak ended on Monday with a 11-5 defeat against the Warriors.
To read more of this story and more on the Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Leftfielder Chris Grayson belted a three-run home run in the top of the eighth inning to propel the Hickory Crawdads to the 4-3 road win against the Greenville Drive on Monday night.
CHARLOTTE â€” Jordan Crawford scored 20 points and Washington got 67 points from their reserves as the Wizards hammered the Charlotte Bobcats 113-85 Monday night in a matchup of the NBA's two worst teams.
Tuesday, April 10
Catawba Valley Easter Classic at Fairgrounds
Foard-Hickory loser vs. West Caldwell-Bunker Hill loser, 12 p.m.
Newton-Conover-South Iredell loser vs. Maiden-St. Stephens loser, 2:30 p.m.
Foard-Hickory winner vs. West Caldwell-Bunker Hill winner, 5 p.m.
Newton-Conover-South Iredell winner vs. Maiden-St. Stephens winner, 7:30 p.m.
George H. McCorkle, 71, of San Angelo, Texas, died Friday, April 6, 2012, in a local hospital. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at johnsons-funeralhome.com.
A bar fight at a popular Newton nightclub escalated into gunfire early Sunday morning on the north side of the city.
Police are trying to identify the suspect who fired shots outside of Club Senorial in Newton about 2:30 a.m. Sunday and fled the scene before officers arrived.
When it comes to overall health, Catawba Countyâ€™s citizens rank just outside the top 25 healthiest in North Carolina, according to an annual health ranking released this month.
Catawba County ranked 29th in health outcomes and 30th in health factors out of the stateâ€™s 100 counties in an annual â€śRoadmaps to Healthâ€ť study released April 3.
A Maiden woman was arrested on drug charges Sunday night after authorities caught her hiding in the bathroom of a mobile home.