October 28th, 2014
Dr. Bob Hart (bottom center) was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award Saturday during the Hart Square Festival. Dr. Hart is pictured with the Hart family-- son Eric Hart and his wife Margaret hart and their three kids, Robert, Abby and Rebecca Hart. Other son is Keith Hart and his wife Lisa Hart. Their son, Carson Hart.
Driving along the open road is one of Derrick Whittle, Sr.'s favorite pastimes. For the past 34 years, Whittle has been able to drive for a living as a professional truck driver.
Curtis Dean White, 68, of Newton, NC went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice of Newton. The White family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.
Richard E. Gavin 68 of Maiden passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Bennett Funeral Service of Conover.
Members of Cargo Transporters in Claremont received a special surprise on Friday afternoon when a young man in uniform showed up at the companyâs door.
âWe had no idea he was coming,â said Shawn Brown, vice president of safety for the company. âHe was just a local boy who felt moved and compelled to present us with this special flag.â
âThe last few weeks have been the most challenging I have experienced as your Mayor,â said Shawn Brown, mayor of Claremont as he opened up Thursdayâs special called city council meeting. âHowever, I do truly believe adversity and challenging situations make us better leaders.â
The agenda for the meeting listed only one item of business â a fire department discussion.
Below is a look at the preliminary boys soccer playoff brackets involving Catawba County teams, as well as other conference teams:
2A West brackets
No. 32 Madison (7-12-2) at No. 1 Newton-Conover (20-1), 6 p.m. Tuesday
No. 27 Bandys (9-10-1) at No. 6 Trinity (15-4-2), 6 p.m. Wednesday
Other area 2A teams
Bunker Hill High School has set its game time for Tuesday's 2A West Region volleyball final in Claremont.
The Lady Bears (21-6) welcome Hendersonville (25-2) for a 6 p.m. match on Tuesday with a chance for both teams to reach the state championship game.
The Bunker Hill volleyball team completed the Catawba County playoff gauntlet on Saturday, and in the process, advanced to its first 2A West Region final.
The Lady Bears rallied from down a set to defeat Newton-Conover, 3-1, and advance to the state semifinals.
Rushing for 449 yards, Lincolnton dominated in its football game Friday night at Gurley Stadium, spoiling Newton-Conoverâs Homecoming with a 51-8 victory.
N.C. State commit Darian Roseboro led the Wolves (7-2, 4-1) with 124 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns â giving the 6-foot-4, 270-pound senior 19 rushing touchdowns on the season.
Down 14-0 in the first quarter to Hickory, the Fred T. Foard football didn't fret.
The Tigers proceeded to make the game's next five scores in a 31-14 victory against the Red Tornadoes.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition (Saturday through Monday) of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.