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April 27th

BREAKING: N.C. House speaker's chief of staff resigns

April 27, 2012

The top aide to North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis has resigned after a newspaper questioned his relationship with a registered lobbyist.

Chief of Staff Charles Thomas confirmed to The Associated Press that he resigned Thursday but denies doing anything illegal or unethical.

Dear editor: Church leaders oppose marriage amendment

April 27, 2012

Dear People of God:

We write to you as Bishops Diocesan of the three Dioceses of The Episcopal Church in North Carolina to share our opposition to the state’s proposed constitutional amendment, Senate Bill 514, also known as Amendment One. We do so as followers of Jesus Christ, as Bishops in The Episcopal Church, and as citizens of our state and nation.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Friday, April 27

April 27, 2012

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is still on the campaign trail even though he said he is getting ready to drop out of the race. He stopped by a Conover restaurant Thursday to pump up Republican support in the presidential primary. 

April 26th

Center fielder Grayson perseveres to lead ‘Dads

April 26, 2012

The tattoo on the right forearm of Hickory Crawdads center fielder Chris Grayson serves as a daily reminder of where he’s come from, but also where he’s headed.

To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Trojans, Spartans play to tie

April 26, 2012

Bandys and South Caldwell played to a 0-0 tie in non-conference girls soccer Thursday in Catawba.

South Caldwell keeper Hannah Young saved 12 Trojan shots, while Bandys keeper Maria Carinci saved two shots on goal.

Bandys is 12-3-3 overall and 7-3-1 in the CVAC, while South Caldwel is 2-11-3 and 1-8-1 overall.

Lampe, Tate win doubles title

READER POLL: $2M town hall? Vote now

April 26, 2012

After more than two years of planning, budgeting and ups and downs, it appears Maiden will build a new town hall.

Maiden’s town council voted 4-1 Wednesday in favor of building a new $2 million town hall.

The final approval comes only 24 days after three council members voiced opposition to the plans during a regularly scheduled meeting.

Panthers select LB Luke Kuechly in NFL Draft

April 26, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers wasted no time selecting Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly with the ninth pick in the NFL draft.

The only question now is where to play him.

Friday, April 27, 2012

April 26, 2012

Ward R. Robinson, 91, died April 26, 2012 in Apex.  The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012, at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary.

One more first pitch

April 26, 2012

Elmer Lint’s baseball glove is 71 years old. His blanket from the Battle of the Bulge is almost just as old.

On Tuesday, he brought them both to the ballpark.

Lint, an 87-year-old World War II veteran and former minor league baseball player, relived his glory days Tuesday night at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory — if only for one pitch.

Maiden approves town hall

April 26, 2012

After more than two years of planning, budgeting and ups and downs, it appears Maiden will build a new town hall.

Maiden’s town council voted 4-1 Wednesday in favor of building a new $2 million town hall.

The final approval comes only 24 days after three council members voiced opposition to the plans during a regularly scheduled meeting.

Rushing for 449 yards, Lincolnton dominated in its football game Friday night at Gurley Stadium,...
Down 14-0 in the first quarter to Hickory, the Fred T. Foard football didn't fret. The Tigers...
Below is a look at Friday's prep football scores involving Catawba County teams and a statewide...

 

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