January 30th, 2014
CONOVER â€” Twenty-seven sex offenders who preyed upon local children were successfully prosecuted in 2013, thanks to the work of the Childrenâ€™s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County, local law enforcement and the District Attorneyâ€™s Office.
A Newton man was arrested on Thursday after authorities found him in possession of drugs.
After an anonymous tip was provided to the Catawba County Sheriffâ€™s Office, a probation officer and narcotics investigators searched the property of 33-year-old George Andrew Singer, of 2669 Claremont Road.
The Newton-Conover wrestling team didnâ€™t slow down on Thursday against Maiden after nearly a week long layoff from being on the mat.
The Red Devils defeated the Blue Devils on the road, 62-6 â€” finishing the regular season unbeaten in Southern District 7 Athletic 2A matches.
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.