November 19th, 2013
NEWTON â€” Two people were sent to the hospital following a collision Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Robinson Road and N.C. Highway 10.
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.
CHARLOTTE â€” As the New England Patriots battled the Carolina Panthers on Monday night at Bank of America Stadium, two local members of the military were part of all the action.
Conover resident Thomas Brandt and Statesville native Chris McBurney were involved in the pre-game festivites of the NFL game, which was televised nationally on ESPN.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports action involving Catawba County teams:
Alexander Central 53, St. Stephens 46
Bandys 89, North Lincoln 11
North Lincoln 47, Bandys 55
St. Stephens 65, Alexander Central 51
Lake Norman 65, Bandys 12
Newton-Conover 72, Hopewell 9
CHARLOTTE â€” With a camo towel tucked tightly atop his head, Cam Newton went to war Monday night against the New England Patriots.
The 24-year-old Carolina Panthers quarterback continued to show signs of maturity, leading his team to a thrilling 24-20 victory at Bank of America Stadium.
A partnership between Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) and the District Attorney for Burke, Catawba and Caldwell counties will cut down on the time it takes to process alcohol related DWI cases.
A contract signed in early November means that blood from these cases will now be tested at CVMC instead of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) laboratory.
NEWTON â€” The Catawba County Hornets capped their dream season on Saturday with a 30-8 win against the Carolina Thundering Herd at Westside/Jaycee Park.
With the victory, the Hornets complete 2013 with a 15-0 record.
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.
SALISBURY â€” The Lenoir-Rhyne football team won its 10th consecutive game with a 48-15 triumph over Catawba in a South Atlantic Conference contest and regular season finale Saturday afternoon at Shuford Stadium.
L-R (10-1, 7-0), ranked No. 14 in NCAA Div. II, rushed for 445 yards on the day.
MAIDEN â€” A Maiden man was convicted of eight felonies in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.
Bryan Keith Harris, 35, was charged with possession/distribution of methamphetamine precursor, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of stolen goods, possession of a stolen firearm, two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of larceny.
LINCOLNTON â€” Lincoln County Sheriffâ€™s detectives have charged two Catawba County teens with break-ins to vehicles at a business on Smokey Dan Kennel Road.
A neighbor on his way home from work noticed a man holding a flashlight standing in the parking lot of Jerryâ€™s Body Shop and Used Cars.
MAIDEN â€” February marked a major turning point for one local 18-hole golf club.
Early morning on Feb. 22, neighbors called 9-1-1 after hearing an explosion and seeing flames at Glen Oaks Golf Club in Maiden.
The fire originated in the kitchen of the clubhouse and spread throughout the building, leaving only the facade standing in the ashes.