January 30th, 2014
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:
Bunker Hill 63, West Lincoln 45
Newton-Conover 73, Lincolnton 55
Fred T. Foard 72, Watauga 58
Bunker Hill 46, West Lincoln 25
Foard at Watauga, no report
Newton-Conover 63, Lincolnton 45
Fred T. Foard 59, Watauga 12
Catherine Elizabeth Landis Tuttle, age 95, of Maiden, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Visitation will be on Friday from 1:00-1:40 p.m. at Burke Mortuary in Maiden.
Pauline Byrd Reitzel, age 84, died on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Brian Center, Hickory East. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, 217 2nd Ave. NE, Conover, NC 28613.
Conover native. Newton-Conover High School graduate. And now, NASCAR Hall of Famer.
Dale Jarrett received one of auto racingâ€™s most historic of honors Wednesday night during special ceremony in Charlotte.
Jarrett was one of five inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2014, joining Maurice Petty, Edward â€śFireballâ€ť Roberts, Jack Ingram and Tim Flock.
Former Bandys High School and current Western Carolina Catamount softball player Taylor Sigmon has been named to the Southern Conference preseason second team, at first base, as voted on by the league coaches.
Sigmon, a sophomore from Catawba, was the only Catamount freshman from the 2013 season to play in all 56 games.
Mother Nature gave Catawba County its first snow of the year on Tuesday.
With that snowfall came some hazardous road conditions, which affected drivers countywide.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The Maiden Police Department is on the lookout for phone scammers targeting its townâ€™s citizens.
Electric and Utility customers in Maiden have been receiving phone calls from toll free â€ś1-800â€ť numbers pretending to be a representative from the town.
Catawba County and Newton-Conover City Schools will both be closed for the second-straight day on Thursday.
N-CCS Superintendent Dr. David Stegall send out an email around 3 p.m. on Wednesday notifying local media of the system's decision.
Catawba County Schools announced on their website around the same time that they are also closed on Thursday.
James Summy Leatherman, age 73, of Newton, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at Conover Nursing and Rehab Center surrounded by his family. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Leatherman family.
A pair of Catawba County athletes signed to play college athletics earlier this week.
St. Stephens volleyball standout Katelyn Houser will play at Catawba Valley Community College this fall.
Fred T. Foard baseball player Carson Bryant also signed with the Bucs.
Success often comes for those who wait.
That certainly can be said of Dale Jarrett, who didnâ€™t reach the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series until age 30 and waited another four years for his first victory.