February 7th, 2014
Clifton Smith has been appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to fill Judge L. Suzanne Owsleyâ€™s remaining term in 25th Prosecutorial District.
The appointed of Smith was officially announced on Friday.
Smith has served as the chief assistant district attorney for the past three years and has worked as an assistant district attorney since 2006.
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder.
That couldnâ€™t be more true than in the case of Newton-Conover senior wrestler Junior Hewitt.
Following a two-year removal from wrestling after suffering a gruesome injury, Hewitt has proven himself a valuable asset for the Red Devils this season.
From St. Stephens High School to a Limestone College St. Bernard, Stephen Carpenter made his college decision official on Friday.
With his parents and head coach Wayne Hicks present, Carpenter signed to play for Limestone College this fall.
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:<
Bunker Hill 60, Bandys 52
Hickory 42, Fred T. Foard 38
Newton-Conover 74, Lincolnton 52
South Caldwell 66, St. Stephens 58
West Lincoln 44, Maiden 35
Bandys 71, Bunker Hill 35
Hickory 68, Fred T. Foard 13
Maiden _, West Lincoln _
Sherry Edmonds Butler, a leader in both the cultural arts, education, and government spheres of Catawba County, has announced her candidacy for one of three seats on the county Board of Commissioners to be filled by voters in this yearâ€™s election.
This word and its correct spelling marked the end of Thursday's Catawba County Schools District Spelling Bee, with Jacobs Fork Middle School's Brandon Kaminski winning for the second year in a row.
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.
The Newton-Conover wrestling team has a chance to make history on Saturday â€” again.
The Red Devils (51-1) rolled past SD-7 mate West Caldwell and powerhouse Thomasville on their way to a second-straight 2A West Regional championship and berth in the 2A state title match.
The Fred T. Foard wrestling team has a chance at its second-straight 3A dual team championship on Saturday.
The Tigers defeated Enka and North Iredell to advance to the final, which will be against Morehead on the road Saturday.
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:
Newton-Conover 75, Bandys 46
Bandys 87, Newton-Conover 34
Fred T. Foard 42, Enka 24
Fred T. Foard 42, North Iredell 30
Newton-Conover 48, West Caldwell 24
Newton-Conover 36, Thomasville 28