October 23rd, 2013
NEWTON â€” Justice may be getting a little messy for a while and require a roundabout path.
Not "justice" the concept, but the Justice Center here in Catawba County, now that county commissioners unanimously and with little fanfare
late Monday approved a $24.6 million bid for Hickory Construction to handle a major expansion at the facility.
Sue Evelyn Baker Hunsucker, 81, of Conover went home to be with her Lord and Savior and her beloved husband Hal on Monday, October 21, 2013, at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Hunsucker family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC.
HICKORY â€” The St. Stephens volleyball team remained perfect on the season Tuesday with a 3-0 victory against North Henderson in the second round of the 3A playoffs.
The Lady Indians improve to 25-0 on the season.
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 playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 3, Brevard 1
Carson 3, Fred T. Foard 0
Newton-Conover 3, Polk County 2
St. Stephens 3, North Henderson 0
South Iredell 3, Hickory 0
Bandys 5, Surry Central 4
Last week couldn't have went better for Alex White.
The Maiden tight end and linebacker found out he was accepted to Harvard University, where he has verbally committed.
White is the second Catawba County athlete to commit to Harvard in the past two years. St. Stephens' Sava Turcanu is swimming for the Crimson this fall.
Jim Yandle, age 75, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Frye Regional Medical Center. The Yandle family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.
Brothers Jens Kruger (banjo, vocals) and Uwe Kruger (guitar, vocals) emigrated from Switzerland in 2002 to a place they call â€śa home away from home:â€ť Western North Carolina.
The brothers met bassist and New York-native, Joel Landsberg, in Switzerland and formed a trio in 1995, The Kruger Brothers.
NEWTON â€” On a night when the Newton-Conover soccer team honored its four seniors, it was a junior and a freshman that led the Red Devils to victory.
Alan Espirillaâ€™s goal with less than 10 minutes left was the difference maker for Newton-Conover in a 2-1 victory against West Caldwell at Gurley Stadium.
Below is a look at Tuesday's second round of the 2A and 3A prep volleyball playoff match ups and times involving Catawba County teams:
Polk County (13-7) at Newton-Conover (18-4), 6:30 p.m.
Bunker Hill (20-6) at Brevard (18-6), 6 p.m.
North Henderson (21-2) at St. Stephens (24-0), 6 p.m.
Fred T. Foard (16-8) at Carson (30-0), 6 p.m.
CONOVER â€”Â Michael Allen is the 11th Annual Greater Hickory Kia Classic champion.
Allen birdied the last two holes of his final round, including the first hole of a playoff with Olin Browne, to claim the title.
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.