November 2nd, 2012
The No. 1 seed Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team advanced to the next round of the Region X Tournament on Friday with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-12 and 25-7) victory over No. 8 Lenoir Community College.
Jennifer Beatty led CVCC with 13 kills, eight digs, two aces and one block. Leah Wells added eight kills, 10 digs, two blocks and an ace.
Playoff rivalries are a big part what high school football is all about in North Carolina.
The chilly autumn weather late in November, the sound of the band playing and cheerleaders sounding off to inspire the crowd to stand up and cheer.
The playoffs bring about a special feeling to those who attend high school football games all across the state.
The Observer News Enterprise "Game of the Week" features Newton-Conover hosting Ashe County in the first round of the 2AA playoffs.
For a complete preview of this game, including comments from players and head coach Brint Russell, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
A group of first grade students from Tuttle Elementary reached out to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan this week. Mrs. Williams, a first grade teacher at Tuttle Elementary partnered with Catawba County Schools Rachelâ€™s Challenge project, and volunteered her students needed to do a kindness project.
Inez Stewart Sigmon, 96, died Oct. 31, 2012. She was born in Catawba County on March 5, 1916, to the late Eugene Stewart and Jennie Hunsucker Stewart. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Catawba Baptist Church.
The Hickory soccer team made an emphatic statement to start the 3A playoffs on Wednesday.
Carlos Sevilla netted four goals, helping the Red Tornadoes pick up their 23rd win of the season in shutout fashion, 9-0, against South Point.
Fred T. Foard swimmer Jake Pierce has committed to East Carolina University.
Pierce chose ECU over Boston College and N.C. State.
He said the decision to go with the Pirates was simple.
Fred T. Foard advanced to the second round of the 3A soccer playoffs with a 2-1 double overtime victory against East Henderson on Wednesday.
Wyatt Shely scored the winning goal for Foard (16-7-1).
Kenan Ruffner also netted a goal and made an assist for the Tigers, while Logan Winstead assisted on Ruffner's goal.
Claremont and Catawba fire departments responded to a house fire at 1300 Woodhaven Lane, Claremont around 4:45 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29. The family of five was not a home at the time of the fire, but the family did lose their dog. Claremont Fire Chief Gary Sigmon said a neighbor reported the fire. Sigmon said the incident was an electrical fire that started in a back bedroom with a power strip.
Willie Mae Spencer Dellinger, 95, a downtown Newton merchant for half a century, died Tuesday morning following a period of declining health. The Dellinger family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton.