September 19th, 2014
Maiden hadnâ€™t made many mistakes in its first three football games this season.
Game No. 4 Friday against South Caldwell was a different story.
Five fumbles hindered the Blue Devils, who dropped a 28-7 home non-conference game to the Spartans.
With a 24-6 lead at halftime, the St. Stephens football team appeared heading for its second win of the season.
Alexander Central had other plans.
The Cougars outgained the Indians, 277-64, in the second half on their way to a 27-24 win in Hickory.
Below is a look at prep football scores from Catawba County, as well as across the state:
Catawba County prep football scores
Alexander Central 27, St. Stephens 24
South Caldwell 28, Maiden 7
Statewide scores (from Associated Press)
Albemarle 83, Chatham Central 0
Alexander Central 27, Hickory St. Stephens 24
Andrews 28, Copper Basin, Tenn. 24
Rachel Evelyn Yoder Elliott, age 79 of Hickory passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Elliott family.
Nancy Irene Workman Garris, age 84 of Maiden passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at her residence. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Garris family.
Newton business man Ed Ide has a quiet avocation, telling the story of the Berlin Airlift. On Monday, September 22 at 6:00 pm he will make his presentation at the Hickory Public Library near the SALT Block. For over 10 years he has spoken before audiences in schools, civic clubs, veterans homes and universities.
Behind many of the wrought iron fences, furniture and staircases there lies a story of true family tradition.
Timmerman Manufacturing in Conover is a third generation company â€” from father to son to son and son-in-law the company has been in the Timmerman family for years.
Session two of Newton 101 began at the Jacob Fork River.
This river provides the source for Newtons drinking water.
The raw water intake facility pulls approximately 40 million gallons of water from the river into the reservoir or "lake" per week.
For the second time in less than a week, the St. Stephens junior varsity football team tasted defeat.
After falling to Maiden 27-12 on Monday, the Indians another tough road game against Alexander Central on Thursday, 45-6.
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.
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 3, Bandys 0
Kings Mountain 3, Fred T. Foard 2
Maiden 3, West Lincoln 0
Newton-Conover 3, Lincolnton 0
Newton-Conover 6, Lincolnton 3
The Panthers announced they've placed Greg Hardy on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, meaning the Pro Bowl defensive end has been removed from the team's active roster until his domestic violence case is resolved.