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Local military duo part of Panthers-Patriots game

November 19, 2013

CHARLOTTE — As the New England Patriots battled the Carolina Panthers on Monday night at Bank of America Stadium, two local members of the military were part of all the action.

Conover resident Thomas Brandt and Statesville native Chris McBurney were involved in the pre-game festivites of the NFL game, which was televised nationally on ESPN.

PREP ROUND UP: Moretz, Mangum win debuts

November 19, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports action involving Catawba County teams:

Girls basketball
Alexander Central 53, St. Stephens 46
Bandys 89, North Lincoln 11

Boys basketball
North Lincoln 47, Bandys 55
St. Stephens 65, Alexander Central 51

Lake Norman 65, Bandys 12
Newton-Conover 72, Hopewell 9

Panthers best Brady, Belichick on Monday Night

November 19, 2013

CHARLOTTE — With a camo towel tucked tightly atop his head, Cam Newton went to war Monday night against the New England Patriots.

The 24-year-old Carolina Panthers quarterback continued to show signs of maturity, leading his team to a thrilling 24-20 victory at Bank of America Stadium.

CVMC helping crack down on drunk drivers

November 19, 2013

A partnership between Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) and the District Attorney for Burke, Catawba and Caldwell counties will cut down on the time it takes to process alcohol related DWI cases.

A contract signed in early November means that blood from these cases will now be tested at CVMC instead of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) laboratory.

Hornets force 5 turnovers, win Southeast tournament

November 19, 2013

NEWTON — The Catawba County Hornets capped their dream season on Saturday with a 30-8 win against the Carolina Thundering Herd at Westside/Jaycee Park.

With the victory, the Hornets complete 2013 with a 15-0 record.

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

Bears win 10-straight for first time in history

November 19, 2013

SALISBURY — The Lenoir-Rhyne football team won its 10th consecutive game with a 48-15 triumph over Catawba in a South Atlantic Conference contest and regular season finale Saturday afternoon at Shuford Stadium.

L-R (10-1, 7-0), ranked No. 14 in NCAA Div. II, rushed for 445 yards on the day.

Maiden man convicted

November 19, 2013

MAIDEN — A Maiden man was convicted of eight felonies in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.

Bryan Keith Harris, 35, was charged with possession/distribution of methamphetamine precursor, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of stolen goods, possession of a stolen firearm, two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of larceny.

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