April 20th, 2012
The following residents were convicted of felonies this week in Criminal Superior Court:
* Joseph Maurice Craig, 32, of Conover, was convicted of felony possession of firearm by felon, felony failure to report change of address â€“ sex offender, felony possession of cocaine and two counts of felony habitual felon. He was sentenced to 101-134 months in the N.C. Department of Correction.
GREENSBORO â€” The Atlantic Coast Conference's infractions and penalties committee has issued a public reprimand to North Carolina.
The reprimand was announced Friday and came roughly a month after the NCAA's infractions committee imposed sanctions on the Tar Heels' football program.
Frances Creola Davis Fish, 93, of Bost Nursery Road, Maiden died Friday, April 20, 2012, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley, Newton. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Fish Family.
Police say a wreck at a Conover gas station could have been much worse Friday after an elderly woman barely missed hitting dozens of propane tanks.
No one was injured in the wreck.
Robert Thompson’s white smile was radiant under the lights. It popped.
Play will begin May 19 at the Zahra Baker All Children's Playground at Kiwanis Park in Hickory.
That's the day the playground will be dedicated in Zahra's memory and officially open to the public.
HIGH POINT â€” North Carolina's governor is kicking off the world's largest furniture trade show with an announcement expected to mean hundreds of jobs.
Gov. Beverly Perdue is visiting the High Point Market on Friday for a jobs announcement Involving Davie County, about 30 miles away.
Heading into Tuesdayâ€™s Catawba Valley 2A track and field championships, Newton-Conover is poised to finish at the top of the boys and girls standings.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Leading 5-4 entering the final frame, Newton-Conover surrendered four runs in the seventh inning to drop a heart-breaking CVAC baseball game to the Bandys.
Seth Hubbard and Hunter Harvey each drove in RBIs during the comeback seventh for Trojans. Harvey finished the game 2-for-3 from the plate.
Holden Pender picked up the win on the mound, while Griffin Shepard suffered the loss.
The Hickory Crawdads scattered 13 hits offensively and allowed only two by the Savannah Sand Gnats to earn the 7-1 victory Thursday on the road in South Atlantic League play.
Hickory's Jerad Eickhoff went five innings to earn the win, striking out three batters, walking two and allowing one run on two hits.