CHARLOTTE â€” A Hickory man is sticking to his musical roots, thanks to the Carolina Panthers.
Jason Meyer is one of 25 members in the Carolina Panthersâ€™ Purrcussion drumline.
The 27-year-old comes from a strong musical lineage.
A Newton attorney and vice-chair of the Catawba County Board of Commissioners, C. Randall â€śRandyâ€ť Isenhower, has been appointed by Philip E. Berger, President Pro Tempore of the North Carolina General Assembly, to serve on the board of directors of the Golden LEAF (Long-Term Economic Advancement ) Foundation.
The St. Stephens boys basketball team built an early lead on Friday on its way to a 57-38 victory against Maiden in Hickory.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition (Saturday through Monday) of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:
East Lincoln 92, Bandys 53
St. Stephens 57, Maiden 38
Bandys 90, East Lincoln 8
St. Stephens 53, Maiden 51
â€śIt hasnâ€™t hit me yet that we are playing for the National Championship,â€ť said junior running back Jarrod Spears.
Spears and his teammates are nearly 500 miles from home in Florence, Ala. gearing up to face second ranked Northwest Missouri State (14-0) in the NCAA Division II National Championship game
Innovation. Itâ€™s happening, and itâ€™s happening right here in Catawba County.
Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC), the city of Conover and Fayetteville Technical Community College have partnered together to help launch a pilot program across the state which will help bring and keep new jobs in NC.
The match up of boys basketball titans in the Southern District 7 between Newton-Conover and West Caldwell lived up to expectations on Thursday night.
Tyrell Fleming scored a go-ahead bucket in the final minute of the contest, while the Red Devils made their free throws down the stretch, in a 59-56 victory against the Warriors in both team's conference openers.
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Maiden 65, Bunker Hill 57
Newton-Conover 38, West Caldwell 32
Bunker Hill 61, Maiden 49
Newton-Conover 59, West Caldwell 56
Kristi Michelle Hall Fulbright, age 35, of Maiden passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 at CMC-Lincoln. Memorials may be made to Claremont Elementary School, 3384 E. Main Street, Claremont, NC 28610.
James Alan Jana, age 52, of Claremont, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. A memorial service will be held for Mr. Jana at a later date in Ohio.
After a long day of waiting in line, Mary Rainey, her mother, and her sisters took their seats in the audience for The Price is Right on Sept. 11.