Archive - Jan 14, 2014 - News Article
Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced their 19th head football coach in the programâ€™s history.
Ian Shields, previously the offensive coordinator for Army, takes the reigns of the Bears football program.
Shields replaces Mike Houston, who accepted the head coaching position at The Citadel last week.
A single-car wreck Tuesday afternoon near the Catawba-Iredell county line closed Interstate 40 for approximately one hour.
The accident, involving a tan Cadillac, occurred heading westbound at mile marker 140.
Stephen Pate, 69, of Connelly Springs and Kernersville, drove the vehicle off the road, avoiding the guard rail, and collided with a tree.
A couple of head football coaching positions at area high schools are filled as of Monday.
Former Burns coach Matt Beam will guide the Newton-Conover High School football program.
Beam was officially approved as a physical education teacher by the Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education at approximately 8:54 p.m. on Monday night.
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid added another impressive mark to his resume on Monday.
Governor Pat McCrory appointed Reid and 22 other men to the North Carolina Statewide Impaired Driving Task Force.
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.