January 6th, 2014
Dale Jarrett was born and raised in Conover and is a proud resident of the community today.
â€śIt makes me proud to know that people that I have known and went to school with are still taking care of this great community that we have,â€ť Jarrett said at Monday nightâ€™s Conover City Council meeting. â€śIâ€™m proud to still be a resident here.â€ť
Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was convicted in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court on Monday.
The 44-year-old Mayfield pled guilty to two counts of possession of stolen goods and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports contests involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys at Lincolnton
Bunker Hill at East Lincoln
Hibriten at Fred T. Foard
Maiden at West Caldwell
Patton at St. Stephens
South Caldwell at Hickory
West Lincoln at Newton-Conover
Bunker Hill at East Lincoln
Fred T. Foard at Hibriten
Swimmers from all of the high schools in the area converge today at the Hickory Foundation YMCA for the fourth annual Catawba County championships.
St. Stephens is the two-time defending champions in the event, having swept the boys and girls titles in each of the past two years.
Samuel Harden Brookbank, 92, of Newton, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice. Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice 3975 Robinson Road Newton, NC 28658.
Three local boys have gotten in touch with their soulful side. They travel the country performing bluegrass music as The Moore Brothers Band.
The bandy consists of 15-year-old Jacob Moore, who is the banjo, mandalin and fiddle player; 11-year-old Isaac Moore, who plays guitar; and 19-year-old Daniel Perry, who plays the doghouse bass (double bass) and sings vocals.
A Catawba man has been arrested in connection with the theft of a truck.
Stephen Daniel Sherrill, 27, of 1610 Loftin Drive in Catawba, was charged with two felony counts of Possession of Stolen Goods.
A man was seriously injured early New Year's Day when a black powder homemade cannon exploded in his face.
Lincoln County deputies responded to a residence in the 2300 block of Keener Road at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday where paramedics and firefighters were on the scene treating the patient.
Sources close to the Observer News Enterprise say that former Maiden head football coach Tom Brown will be named the next gridiron leader at East Burke High School.
Brown's name is expected to be presented by East Burke officials before the Burke County Board of Education on Monday for approval.
The Newton-Conover boys basketball team surged late in the first half and exploded in the second half on their way to a rivalry win against Maiden on Friday night.
Meanwhile, in girls action, Maiden picked up its sixth victory of the season against Newton-Conover.