November 14th, 2013
A set of buildings on the 200 block of South Brady Avenue were set on fire Wednesday to make room for the new fire station in Newton.
Emergency personnel were gathered at the set of buildings at around 3 p.m.
Part of South Brady Avenue was closed until the Newton Fire Department.
With a new store front, new location and new merchandise, Tanisha Fowler is ready to welcome customers into her boutique, Chic Armoire, located at 16 W Main St. in Maiden. Fowler opened her doors to curious locals on Oct. 7. During that time Fowler has welcomed more vendors into her store.
Marvin Ridge's Jason Corday and Fred T. Foard's Zach Durham battle the elements and each other during Tuesday's 3A West championship game in Waxhaw. For more on the Tigers game against the Mavericks, see Sports on Page 10.
NEWTON â€” After a 2-9 season and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2004, Brint Russell has resigned as the head football coach at Newton-Conover High School.
Russell submitted his official letter of resignation on Wednesday to Newton-Conover City School officials.
The search for a new head varsity football coach will start immediately.
WAXHAW â€” Battling the elements and Marvin Ridge on Tuesday, the Fred T. Foardâ€™s dream soccer season came to an end.
The Tigers gave up three first-half goals, falling to the Mavericks, 4-1, in the 3A West championship game.
HICKORY â€” Cory Morgan has stepped down as the head coach of the boys soccer team at St. Stephens High School.
Morgan gave his notice to school officials and notified the team of his decision on Tuesday.
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.
FOREST, Va. - Emory & Henry College junior linebacker Paul Forney has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, ODAC officials announced Sunday.
The Newton native wins the award for the second time in his career. Last season, Forney was selected for weekly honors after the Waspsâ€™ victory over Maryville on Sept. 8.
A trio of St. Stephens High School teachers and coaches share more than just the location they work with students and athletes.
Bill Baker, Matt Jones and Matt Reep are all veterans of the armed services.
Baker, who has been the Indians head varsity wrestling coach since 1999, was drawn to the military at a very young age.
Cheryl McCombs sings the Star Spangled Banner as featured speaker Lt. Col. Luther K. Ray (in fatigues) and others look on during the Claremont Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday.
Harold L.Saine, 86, of Conover died Sunday,November 10,2013. The Saine family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC.
Eugene Edward Bishop, 82, of Conover died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Catawba Regional Hospice. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. at Bright Light Tabernacle Church.