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Archive - 2012

November 30th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep, college scores

December 1, 2012

Boys prep basketball scores
St. Stephens 68, Bunker Hill 57
North Lincoln 55, Maiden 28
Newton-Conover at East Lincoln, postponed to Dec. 12

Girls prep basketball scores
St. Stephens 55, Bunker Hill 39
North Lincoln 84, Maiden 54
Newton-Conover at East Lincoln, postponed to Dec. 12

Women's college basketball

Turner scores 25 as 76ers beat Bobcats 104-98

December 1, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Jason Richardson says he knew the Philadelphia 76ers' poor shooting at the start of the season wouldn't last.

If his teammates continue to shoot the way they did Friday night, it might not be an issue again.

Harris earns accreditation

November 30, 2012

Catawba County Assistant County Manager Dewey Harris has earned the International City/County Management Association's (ICMA) Credentialed Manager designation.  Established in 2002, the ICMA Credentialed Manager program recognizes professional government managers whom the ICMA certifies as having a “commitment to continuous learning and professional development."

Police Raid suspected Meth lab

November 30, 2012

On Thursday, Nov. 29, Narcotics Investigators with the Newton Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence located 214 West G St.  in Newton. 

Friday, November 30, 2012

November 30, 2012

Jimmy Lee Crouse,  60,  of Denver died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at his residence. To honor Jimmy’s wishes there will be no service scheduled.

City of Newton hires new PIO

November 30, 2012

The city of Newton has hired Julie Chang as the new Public Information Officer for the city of Newton. 

Manufacturing Center Opens

November 30, 2012

Manufacturing is returning to the United States. Budding inventors from Vermont, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina and places throughout the world have used the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) to develop new filtered water pitchers, socks, rehabilitation braces for horses and more.

November 29th

N-C junior Wepner excelling at multiple sports

November 30, 2012

Franklin Wepner brings a whole new definition to multi-tasking.

Coming off a successful season on the soccer field, the Newton-Conover junior is aiming to win a second state wrestling title on the mat this winter.

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.

Indian Classic adds to its history on Saturday

November 30, 2012

St. Stephens High School hosts the Indian Classic wrestling tournament for the 41st time in its history on Saturday.

The event is the oldest one-day high school wrestling tournament in North Carolina.

Earnhardt Jr. wins 10th most popular driver award

November 30, 2012

Dale Earnhardt Jr. tied Bill Elliott's record of 10 consecutive wins as NASCAR's most popular driver, and was just as nervous accepting it Thursday as he was when he received his first honor.

Twenty years since the first-ever Brickyard 400, Conover native Dale Jarrett reflected this week on...
Through the trails of being an undrafted rookie, Brian Roberts hard work paid off on Wednesday. The...
Madi Story went out a winner Monday night during the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West...