January 21st, 2014
The battle of yard sales ordinance still wages on for the city of Newton.
In last nightâ€™s meeting, the Newton City Council voted 4-3 in favor of the ordinance on yard sales with Mayor Anne Stedmanâ€™s vote breaking the tie.
Despite a majority vote, the ordinance did not pass.
Based on his 17-point performance Tuesday against rival St. Stephens, Foardâ€™s Trey Bliss had the appropriate first name.
The junior guard made five 3-pointers in a 60-53 victory on the road against St. Stephens.
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.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Fred T. Foard 60, St. Stephens 53
Maiden 57, Lincolnton 48
West Caldwell 54, Bunker Hill 52
Bunker Hill 42, West Caldwell 31
Maiden 49, Lincolnton 23
St. Stephens 61, Fred T. Foard 34
Fred T. Foard 48, St. Stephens 9
Mary Julia â€śJudyâ€ť Kiger, age 70, of Salisbury, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House comforted by her loving family. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Kiger family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com
Downtown Newton was filled with remembrance and song on Monday morning as the Catawba County branch of the NAACP hosted a march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
â€śItâ€™s a beautiful day to have a march,â€ť said Catawba County NAACP President Jerry McCombs. â€śThe sun was shining, and it was a success.â€ť
A Maiden Police Officer discovered components of a mobile meth lab in the passenger area of a vehicle during a traffic stop just after midnight Saturday on Water Plant Road.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The Newton-Conover Middle School wrestling team represented strong during Saturdayâ€™s Little Indian Classic at St. Stephens High School.
Red Devil wrestlers Devin Chambers, Barrett Harkins, Francisco Tapia and C.J. Blanton all won first place in their respective weight classes at the event.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports schedule involving Catawba County teams:
Fred T. Foard at St. Stephens
Hibriten at Hickory
Lincolnton at Maiden
West Caldwell at Bunker Hill
Bandys at Newton-Conover (starting at 5 p.m.)
Bunker Hill at W. Caldwell, 7 p.m.
Hibriten at Hickory, 7 p.m.
Maiden at Lincolnton, 5 p.m.
John Jay Wilfong, 93, of Shalimar, Fla. died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Burial with full military honors will immediately follow the service in the church cemetery. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the nephews of Col. Wilfong.
The ladies of the Carolina Style Chorus consider it to be one of the best kept secrets in the area, but they are ready for the community to hear their voices loud and clear.
The chorus is a part of an international organization, the Sweet Adelines, who work to learn and perform barbershop style music.