July 30th, 2012
For the first time in 35 years, Newton-Conover City Schools students will fill a brand new school when classes start next week.
And for the second time in the school system's history it is opening a new middle school.
In seven years of playing against the Iredell Warriors, the Catawba County Hornets didn't have much luck.
That fortune all changed this past Saturday night.
Below is a complete look at all of the prep football schedules of each of the seven Catawba County high schools this fall.
Be sure to follow the Observer News Enterprise daily leading up to opening day of prep football season on Aug. 17 and also pick up a copy of the O-N-E Prep Football Preview on Aug. 16!
Aug. 17 at St. Stephens
Aug. 24 at Fred T. Foard
SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€” Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney says defensive end/linebacker Jyles Tucker has left training camp and the team has terminated his contract.
Hurney wouldn't rule out bringing Tucker back at some point.
R. Dail Travis, 66, of Claremont, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012, at his residence. The Travis family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.
Coming out of Parkview High School in Lilburn, Ga., Hickory Crawdads center fielder Zach Cone was bred into a baseball dynasty.
Cone, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound center fielder played at the same school that current and former major leaguers Jeff Francoeur (Kansas City), Jeff Keppinger (Tampa Bay) and Clint Sammons (Atlanta Braves) attended.
An already loaded backfield for Bunker Hill High School's football team gets an added bonus this fall.
St. Stephens running back Jon Sweet, who rushed for 1,454 yards and 16 touchdowns last season for the Indians, has transferred and will play for the Bears this fall.
Sweet joins senior Justin Lynch at Bunker Hill. Lynch rushed for over 1,000 yards for the second-straight season in 2011.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Charlotte Bobcats will open the 2012-13 campaign with eight of their first 12 games at home, including the season opener Nov. 2 against the Indiana Pacers.
The Bobcats, coming off the worst season in NBA history, will make two national television appearances on NBA TV and play 18 weekend home dates. The 82-game schedule is split evenly between home and road dates.
William Frank Schuermeyer, 72, of Newton, died Thursday July 26, 2012 at his residence.In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Lincoln Squares, C/O David Rhyne 822 Walker Branch Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to Christian Science Society, 3048 N. Center Street, Hickory, NC 28601.
The Whisnants and The Mylon Hayes Family will perform at the annual Soldiers Reunion Gospel Music Night on the square in downtown Newton.
Headlining the popular singing event will be The Whisnants, a Morganton-based southern gospel group that originated in 1970. The band has performed throughout the United States and Canada.