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June 24th

Harper camp set for July 8-9 at Bandys

June 24, 2011

For the third straight year, Bandys High School hosts the Justin Harper Oddie Cares Foundation football camp.

The camp, which is operated by former Bandys, former Virginia Tech and current Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Justin Harper, takes place July 8-9.

The first day of the camp will focus on high schools players, while day two features a free camp for kindergarten through 12th graders.
Harper said this year’s camp will differ from year’s past.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

June 24, 2011

Dorce Franklin Helms, 78, of Lincolnton, went to be with God on Thursday, June 23, 2011.  The Helms family has entrusted the arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton.

Teen Pregnancy Declines, Remains An Issue

June 24, 2011

Today’s teenagers are faced with important decisions, such as where to apply for their first job, what car they’ll drive and where they’ll go to college. For some teens, however, decisions are more likely to involve what brand of diapers to use and what kind of formula to purchase.

At an alarming rate, teenagers are engaging in sexual behavior that leads to unplanned pregnancies.

Students Learn Parenting Skills

June 24, 2011

Students throughout Catawba County high schools aren’t just learning about history, math and science anymore. In addition to algebra problems and chemistry experiments, students also have the option of learning how to be parents.

Parenting and Child Development is offered at every Catawba County high school. Part of the Career and Technical Education program, Parenting and Child Development gives students the opportunity to learn the basic theories of child development, as well as effective parenting techniques.

Teen Up, Catawba County

June 24, 2011

School is out for the summer, but Catawba County teenagers don’t have to worry about filling the void that once contained pop quizzes and final exams.

Teen Up, a program offered by Catawba County Social Services, is a free program that provides area preteens and teens an opportunity to engage in conversation, as well as activities, that promote the discussion of common adolescent issues like handling peer pressure, making smart choices and taking advantage of educational opportunities.

County woman charged

June 24, 2011

A Catawba County woman is facing charges in connection with the theft of equestrian equipment and forging checks.

Kellie Ann Linker, 48, 7208 Sherrills Ford Road in Sherrills Ford, was arrested Wednesday and charged with three felony counts of uttering a forged instrument, two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and one felony count of larceny.

$1K in cigarettes stolen from Honey's

June 24, 2011

Newton Police are searching for a suspect who stole more than $1,000 in cigarettes from Honey's IGA.

An Observer News Enterprise employee was delivering newspapers to Honey's IGA, located at 425 West A St., at about 3 a.m. Friday, when it was discovered a concrete block was thrown through a front window at the business.

Newton Police Capt. Kevin Yarborough said an unidentified suspect entered the grocery store after the window was broken and stole 24 cigarette cartons totaling $1,160 in value. Yarborough said the store was last secure at 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

June 23rd

Crawdads return from break, fall to West Virginia

June 24, 2011

It took eight innings in Thursday’s minor league baseball game, but West Virginia managed to score one run to get past Hickory.

After a pitching duel between Hickory’s Nick Tepesch and West Virginia’s Colton Cain, a double by Power first basemen Justin Howard in the top of the eighth gave his team a 1-0 lead they did not relinquish.

Tepesch (2-3, 3.43 ERA) had a strong outing, striking out nine batters in six innings, allowing six hits and no earned runs for Hickory (0-1, 40-29).

Newton fender-bender

June 23, 2011

Newton Police Capt. Kevin Yarborough inspects a car accident in front of the First United Methodist Church in Newton Thursday.

A woman driving a black Toyota Camry was driving down N. Main Ave. when she slammed into the back of Honda Civic parked in front of First Methodist.

Newton fire department and police department responded to the accident. There were no injuries.

NCHS to get new K-9, SRO

June 23, 2011

Students at Newton-Conover High school will notice a new face roaming the halls of their school next year — only this one will walk on four legs.
Newton City Council recently approved a budget that included funding for an additional K-9 police officer to be handled by a new school resource officer Jeff Longstreet.
The K-9 will be with Longstreet every day, said Newton Police Chief Don Brown.
“It’s not a great need at the schools, but I thought it would be a good tool there,” Brown said.

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