January 20th, 2015
James Philo Isenhower, who died Friday evening, was truly a citizen of Newton-Conover, Catawba County, North Carolina, United States of America. The businessman-realtor personified the bonds that bind the twin cities community; he resided in Conover only blocks from the family home where he grew up and he spent each business day in Newton at his office and lunching in local eateries.
Dustin Wayne Sanders, 26, of Newton, pleaded guilty to robbery with a dangerous weapon in Burke County Superior Court Tuesday, Jan. 13.
Sanders was given an active sentence of four to six years by the Honorable Robert C. Ervin, Superior Court Judge from Morganton.
"I have been called negro, colored, afro american, african-american, black American, and I have been just plain black," Dr. Michael Wimberly said during Monday's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration at the 1924 Courthouse in Newton.
A year removed from suiting up for the Bandys girls basketball team, Madi Story is making strides in her first season with the Appalachian State womenâ€™s basketball program.
Coming from the prep basketball scene, Story has been adapting to playing at the Division I level with the Lady Mountaineers.
Seattle (14-4) 28 vs
Green Bay (13-5) 22
Roberta Jean Pruitt Lail of Advance NC, passed away January 14, 2015 at home with Galen her son, Jason her grandson and Shelia Carter her friend and caregiver by her side. Online condolences may be made to www.frankvoglerandsons.com.
The executive director of the Catawba County Historical Association for the past eight and a half years, Melinda Herzog, has resigned to accept a similar post with the Statesville-based Iredell Museums, according to an announcement today from Sybil Baird Stewart, president of the CCHA.
A former Catawba and Lincoln County reporter and beloved participant in the local amateur wrestling sphere will be laid to rest this weekend.
Word of reconstruction at the site of the former Harris Teeter store â€” located at the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and West 20th Street â€” has been fluttering around Catawba County since mid-2014.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Fred T. Foard 59, South Caldwell 37
Freedom 61, St. Stephens 57
Lincolnton 72, Maiden 69
Newton-Conover 76, Bandys 31
West Caldwell 73, Bunker Hill 45
Bandys 71, Newton-Conover 43
Bunker Hill 48, West Caldwell 35
Freedom 75, St. Stephens 32