November 25th, 2013
NEWTON â The Newton-Conover boys basketball team dropped a close game with Lake Norman in its home opener on Monday night.
The Red Devils (1-1) rallied in the fourth quarter, but came up short in a 74-71 loss to the Wildcats.
Below is a look at Monday night's prep sports games involving Catawba County teams.
Lake Norman 74, Newton-Conover 71
Lake Norman 54, Newton-Conover 24
Newton Conover 68, West Iredell 4
LINCOLNTON â Lincoln County Sheriffâs deputies and investigators processed a number of suspects during the initial push Wednesday in âOperation Top 40â, a roundup of alleged street level drug dealers in Lincoln and surrounding counties.
NEWTON â Itâs the time of year when twinkling lights and shining ornaments adorn Christmas trees in churches all over, but one tree has inspired something even bigger than warmth and gifts.
âWe work hard putting together our tree,â said Sherrill Ramsier, of First Presbyterian of Newton. âWe thought it would be nice if we could get the community to enjoy our tree, and not just us.â
DENVER â Leading 7-0 early against East Lincoln, the Maiden football team could smell the third round of the 2AA playoffs.
However, the Mustangs scored 28 unanswered points and forced four Maiden turnovers en route to a 42-14 win at David Clark Stadium against the Blue Devils.
GASTONIA â Behind a record night from running back Kerrion Moore, Hunter Huss advanced in the 2AA playoffs with a close 34-28 victory against Bunker Hill on Friday.
The Bears finish their season with a 8-5 record.
Below is a look at area prep football playoff scores:
Second round scores
East Lincoln 42, Maiden 14
Hunter Huss 34, Bunker Hill 28
Hibriten 28, Pisgah 18
Crest 23, Ashbrook 13
South Point 51, Burns 14
Forestview 35, Freedom 34
Starmount 21, Cherryville 0
Monroe 34, West Stokes 15
Lincolnton 28, Carver 27
Reidsville 27, Polk County 19
Mary Jane Norman Luce, age 53, of Newton, passed away Wednesday Nov. 20, 2013. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Luce family.
CONOVER â A half century after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, a prominent Conover surgeon has memories of the historic event that few Americans can share.
CONOVER â Don Barker remembers the sights and sounds of Nov. 24, 1963 like they were just yesterday.
âMuffled drums,â said Barker, a former events photographer at the Observer News Enterprise. âIt haunts me to this day.â
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.