January 29th, 2014
The Conover Police Department assisted in taking down an out-of-state criminal this past weekend.
The Albion Department for Public Safety obtained a warrant for 47-year-old Jackie Dale McConnell, of Albion, Mich. for his arrest from the Calhoun County Prosecutor for Sex Offender Registry Violations.
For the second-straight day, snow has caused the prep sports schedule to change.
Below is a look at these changes and their new times:
Hickory Crawdads Hotstove Banquet, ppd. (no make-up date announced)
Catawba at Lenoir-Rhyne, moved up to 4 p.m.
(originally start time was 6 p.m.)
Catawba County Schools and Newton-Conover City Schools have both announced they will be closed on Wednesday.
Hickory Public Schools will also be closed.
For further updates on school delays and cancellations, be sure to visit observernewsonline.com.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) wants to hear from you regarding their transportation priorities as part of an effort to implement the stateâs new law.
The Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education is seeking a new member after Scott Loudermelt resigned on Thursday.
Loudermelt was one of the longest tenured board members, having served the Conover district for the past 10 years. His first day on the N-CCS Board was Dec. 1, 2003.
Six seniors have been the driving force for the Newton-Conover wrestling team this season.
On Friday night, they honored the program the only way they knew how â winning.
The Red Devils won 11 of their 13 matches against West Caldwell, clinching the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A championship with a 54-9 victory against the Warriors.
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 63, Maiden 40
East Lincoln 89, Bandys 62
Freedom 73, Fred T. Foard 63
Newton-Conover 66, West Caldwell 55
St. Stephens 69, Watauga 63
Bandys 89, East Lincoln 14
Bunker Hill 49, Maiden 34
Freedom 61, Fred T. Foard 22
Joshua âJoshâ Scott Story, age 25, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at CMC Charlotte. Memorial services will be held Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at 2 p.m. at E. F. Drum Funeral Home. Visitation will immediately follow the service. Rev. Gary Smits will officiate.
Brad Tompkins may be the best kept secret in Catawba County.
Tompkins works for the city of Newton as tree trimmer. His job is not what makes him special, though. Itâs want he creates outside of work that does.
After Tompkins trims trees down, he turns them into works of art. Tompkins uses his chainsaw to sculpt animals such as bears, eagles and frogs.
After receiving rave reviews from all constituents, the âChampions Courseâ at Rock Barn Golf & Spa will return for the 2014 Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn, which is set for Oct. 13-19 in Conover.