August 26th, 2014
Excited squeals, warm embraces and even a few tears accompanied students across Catawba County as they bid farewell to summer and welcomed a brand new school year. The O-N-E visited Startown Elementary, Shuford Elementary and the brand new South Newton Elementary to capture the emotions as students filled the hallways at these schools.
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Hickory 3, Bunker Hill 1
North Gaston 3, St. Stephens 0
Bunker Hill 2, North Iredell 1
Charlotte Catholic 5, St. Stephens 0
Newton-Conover 2, South Caldwell 0
South Iredell 2, Hickory 1
West Iredell 6, Maiden 4
Perry Lee Johnson, age 92, of Hickory passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at Hickory Manor in Hickory. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Johnson family.
Carl Clifford Sigmon, 85 of Conover died Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at Catawba Regional Medical Center. He was born January 2nd, 1929. The family will receive friends from 2-3:00 pm Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at at the funeral home.
A man, dressed from head to toe in protective gear, walks around in a field, spying out his next box to look at. Thousands of little working soldiers buzz all over the place collecting nectar to bring back to their colonies. The man sprays the bees with smoke to calm them down from then removes the top of the box and starts to retrieve the honey combs.
Roy Cooper, North Carolina Attorney General, has filed a motion to dismiss sexual harrassment claims that were filed against District Attorney James C. â€śJayâ€ť Gaither.
A young Maiden football team passed its first test of the season on Friday.
Powered by quarterback Caleb Farley, the Blue Devils held off an upset bid from Fred T. Foard to come away with a 25-21 victory at Blue Devil Stadium.
Blake Roberts rushed for two touchdowns, and the Newton-Conover defense played stout as the Red Devils defeated Chase 29-0 in Forest City on Friday.
The victory is the first for first-year Newton-Conover head football coach Matt Beam.
Below is a look at week one football scores from Catawba County and surrounding areas:
Catawba County football scores
Bandys 27, St. Stephens 6
Cherryville 50, Bunker Hill 44
Maiden 25, Newton Foard 21
Newton-Conover 29, Chase 0
Statesville 70, Hickory 19
Other statewide football scores
Alleghany County 34, North Stokes 6
Apex 46, Harnett Central 10
Jessica Lackey, 25, of Hickory radiated with hometown pride as she wore her crown through the 125th Soldiers Reunion parade. Lackey was crowned Ms. Reunion this year.
Thomas W. Warlick, former colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, was presented with a Certificate of Respect adn Appreciation from the city of Newton at Thursdayâ€™s Soldiers Reunion festivities.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.