January 27th, 2012
Newton-Conover improved to 37-2 overall and 6-0 in the CVAC on the wrestling mat Friday with a convincing 76-0 victory against East Burke in Icard.
The Red Devils earned five pins in the match, including Ian Canrobert (40-2), Coleman Carter (30-8), Kyle Toomey (17-12), Tyler Benfield (38-3) and Jaron Pitts (23-13).
Newton-Conover 76, East Burke 0
106: Ian Canrobert pin Zack Leonard
113: Jonte Parker won via forfeit
120: Coleman Carter pin Austin Hildebrand
126: Franklin Wepner tech. fall J. Chandler
132: Casey Toomey tech. fall Dylan Hicks
Madi Story scored 17 points and Brittany Moss added 15 points, lifting the Bandys girls basketball team to the bounce-back victory against West Caldwell.
Story also collected eight rebounds for the Lady Trojans (18-1, 9-1), along with teammate Taylor Sigmon.
Ravin Carter led West Caldwell (7-8, 5-4) with 20 points, while Brittany Dixon chipped in 17 points.
Hibriten 50, St. Stephens
Keisha Corpening scored 37 points to lift the Lady Panthers (5-11, 2-6) to the Northwestern Conference win against the Lady Indians (3-17, 0-8).
PHILADELPHIA â Lou Williams scored 17 points and Jrue Holiday had 15 to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Bobcats 89-72 on Friday night.
Jodie Meeks scored 14 points for the Sixers, who bounced back from a rare home loss and still haven't lost two straight games all season.
Health officials say a common stomach virus is linked to at least 128 people who turned ill after eating at a Conover seafood restaurant this month.
Citizens reported to Catawba County Public Health (CCPH) that they experienced nausea, vomiting and diarrhea after eating at the Harbor Inn Seafood restaurant on Fairgrove Church Road on Jan. 13-14.
CCPH reported 18 Harbor Inn-related illnesses had been documented Jan. 20. The number of documented reports climbed to 40 on Tuesday. Health officials said Friday that 128 illness complaints have now been documented.
Military service separates Brad, Micah and Craig Penley.
It also bonds the brothers.
Brad and Micah graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, while Craig, a five-year veteran of the Army National Guard, will soon graduate from Appalachian State University (ASU) and receive an officer commission into the U.S. Army. All three are Fred T. Foard graduates whose parents, Rick and Kim, call Mountain View home.
Youâve heard of the bionic man. This is the bionic leg.
Catawba Valley Medical Centerâs (CVMC) Rehabilitation Center recently started using state-of-the-art technology as a tool to help stroke patients regain confidence and make up deficits in the use of their lower limbs.
The center started widespread use of the Tibion Bionic Leg this year.
The leg, which attaches to the lower limb of a patient suffering from post-stroke weaknesses or deficits, uses sensory receptors and robotic motors to assist patients as they try to regain a more ânormalâ gait.
Some of Newton's oldest and youngest residents will soon have advanced warnings of oncoming severe weather.
Newton Police Department (NPD) recently received a $1,000 grant from Target Corp. to purchase weather alert radios. The department decided to apply for the grant after a tornado ripped through Claremont in October 2010 and strong storms hit the area in summer 2011, said NPD Capt. Tim Hayes.
"We think, given past situations and the tendency of severe weather in this area, that this will greatly benefit our citizens," Hayes said.
Catawba County moved one step closer Friday to operating an ABC store in the town of Taylorsville and securing a slight increase in alcohol-sales revenue.
The Catawba County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a motion for the county's ABC board to absorb and manage Taylorsville's only ABC store. The move now awaits approval by the Taylorsville Town Council, the Catawba County ABC Board and the state.
Dinosaurs, wedding planning and Habitat housing opportunities await this week in the region.
The Catawba Science Center's new dinosaurs exhibit opened Saturday in Hickory.
Wedding specialists will gather Sunday afternoon in Conover to help brides and grooms prepare for the big day.
Habitat for Humanity will hold a meeting Tuesday for citizens interested in housing assistance.
Does a good health score mean a clean restaurant? In the wake of an illness outbreak among a seafood restaurantâs patrons, some are residents have questions.
Vote in The O-N-E online reader poll and share your thoughts: www.observernewsonline.com/content/high-sanitation-ratings-clean-restaurant.
A Newton man serving a life sentence for raping a woman near Newton in 1990 will soon be back on the streets when he is paroled in 2014.
Meanwhile from todayâs police reports, a pair of brothers, kidnapped, robbed and beat a man, but they couldnât get away from police.