March 5th, 2015
Sara Goble read a sign before she entered the Annex at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds on Thursday
â€śExperience is what you get when you didnâ€™t get what you wanted the first time,â€ť Goble said. â€śThat just stuck with me this game.â€ť
That experience paid off on Thursday for Goble and the Bandys girls basketball team.
If you are looking for ways to eat healthier and support local agriculture, a CSA (community supported agriculture) subscription might be for you. A CSA, in simple terms, is a subscription to a farm in which you receive a share of what the farm harvests on a regular basis.
A Hickory man was arrested by Newton Police Tuesday after an officer found 137 grams of marijuana in his backpack.
38-year-old Shah Dion Harrison of 3rd St NE in Hickory was arrested after officers pulled over a vehicle for an expired tag near the intersection of Southwest Boulevard and West C Street. Harrison was not driving the vehicle.
First generation farmer Russell Hedrick, 30, is doing a little more than just watering the crops and plowing the fields.
Hedrick was recently bestowed with Catawba County's Soil and Water Conservation District Farm Family of the Year award for his outstanding best management practices on his farm, JRH Grains Farms, LLC in Hickory.
March 2015 was proclaimed as Give Healthy and National Nutrition Month for the city of Conover at their City Council meeting this past Monday, March 1.
"It's a program that Catawba County Health and Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries have worked together on and now they're asking all of the municipalities to get the word out," said Conover City Manager Donald Duncan.
During a scrimmage this summer, the unthinkable happened to Bandys senior basketball player Haleigh Lackey.
The ACL in her left knee was torn â€” as were both her medial and lateral menisci.
â€śI was feeling like my life just basically ended,â€ť Lackey said. â€śBasketball is my life. Thatâ€™s all I ever do is eat, sleep and breathe basketball.â€ť
Playing basketball together since they were 4 years old, the bond between twin sisters Kendyl and Kasey Medlin runs extremely deep.
â€śWe think the same things, and I know where she is sometimes,â€ť Kasey said. â€śItâ€™s just instinct.â€ť
Below is a look at Wednesday's sports scores and postponements involving Catawba County teams:
Alexander Central 15, St. Stephens 2
Fred T. Foard 11, Maiden 0
South Iredell 8, Bandys 7
Alexander Central 4, St. Stephens 2
Bandys 10, Shelby 9
Hickory 16, Newton-Conover 13
South Caldwell 8, Maiden 4
Below is a look at the 2A and 3A West Region pairings involving Catawba County teams, as well as their location and time:
2A West Region semifinals (at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds (Annex))
Bandys (25-1) vs. East Davidson (27-0), 5:30 p.m. Thursday
**Winner faces either Wilkes Central (23-4) or R-S Central (21-5) in 2A West final at noon Saturday**
A Catawba County teen pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection with a stabbing death during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, March 2, 2015.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.