August 22nd, 2014
Louise Rountree Moody 89 of Newton died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Trinity Ridge in Hickory where she has been a residence for two years. The Moody family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111
With a full season of college football under his belt, Matt Johnson is ready for his second season with the Charlotte 49ers.
The former Maiden standout enters his redshirt sophomore season with the Niners much stronger and wiser.
Weight training with 50 teammates during the summer, Johnsonâ€™s bench press improved 30 pounds this offseason.
The Matt Beam era with the Newton-Conover football program commences tonight.
The Red Devils travel to Forest City to battle the Chase Trojans.
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Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:
Thursday's JV football scores
Maiden 26, Fred T. Foard 7
Bandys 16, West Stokes 7
Hickory 22, Statesville 0
Donald Ray Sherrill, 74, of Maiden passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at his residence. The family will receive friends, prior to the service, from 2:00 â€“ 2:45 p.m. at the church.
Foothills Wellness Clinic at HSCC-Hickory offers low cost vaccines, heartworm tests, and pest solutions for pets. The upcoming clinic dates are Friday, August 22nd, 12 â€“ 4 pm; Friday, September 5th, 12 â€“ 4 pm; Saturday, September 20th, 9 amâ€“ 2 pm. Heartworm, flea, and tick prevention are available for purchase during normal business hours.
The week-long 125th Soldiers Reunion continues to see a huge turnout as Wednesday welcomed the Soldiers Reunion Baby Parade, Pet Mania and a double-dose of country music, headlined by Confederate Railroad.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
"It's nice to know that, even after all this time and all these years, that people still appreciate us," said Peggy Isaac, of Newton. "It makes you feel good when people thank you, as a veteran. We went into service to protect the community, so that they could have celebrations and activities like Soldiers Reunion.
Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 3, South Caldwell 0
St. Stephens 3, North Gaston 1
Asheville 2, Hickory 0
Bunker Hill 9, Cherryville 0
Maiden 5, East Burke 2
Kenjon Barner is joining his former college coach, Chip Kelly, as part of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The second-year Carolina Panthers running back was traded to the Eagles on Tuesday for a 2015 conditional seventh-round pick.