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Retired Conover surgeon witnessed JFK’s autopsy

November 21, 2013

CONOVER — A half century after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, a prominent Conover surgeon has memories of the historic event that few Americans can share.

'Muffled drums:' 5 Conover men witness history

November 21, 2013

CONOVER — Don Barker remembers the sights and sounds of Nov. 24, 1963 like they were just yesterday.

“Muffled drums,” said Barker, a former events photographer at the Observer News Enterprise. “It haunts me to this day.”

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.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Blue Devils get second chance

November 21, 2013

MAIDEN — Second chances rarely come along in life, but the Maiden football team is ready for just that tonight.

The Blue Devils (11-1) will try to get a measure of revenge in Denver when they play conference rival East Lincoln (8-4).

Maiden QB Jake McRee wins Player of the Year

November 21, 2013

Maiden quarterback Jake McRee was presented with the WNNC/63 Big Ways Coca-Cola Golden Helmet Player of the Year award this week.

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: Thursday's prep sports scores

November 21, 2013

Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Prep wrestling
Maiden 39, North Lincoln 33
St. Stephens 52, Hunter Huss 19
St. Stephens 39, South Mecklenburg 28

Boys basketball
Newton-Conover 73, West Iredell 30

Girls basketball
Newton-Conover 35, West Iredell 31

Program uses pottery to help rehabilitate

November 21, 2013

NEWTON — Nestled between the trees, perched atop a hill just off of Highway 321 sits a large, brick house.

This house is home to the family of Connections.

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

New ordinances take effect Jan. 1 in municipalities

November 21, 2013

Today is the national observance of the Great American Smokeout, an annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society in which smokers are encouraged to quit or make a plan to quit smo king.

Today also marks the official announcement of new ordinances effective Jan. 1, 2014 in the Cities of Claremont and Conover and the Town of Brookford that expand on local smoke-free policies.

Despite obstacles, wideout Woods shining on field

November 21, 2013

MAIDEN — Playing through his disability, Justus Woods is making the most of his senior season.

The Maiden wide receiver is excelling on and off the field, helping to fuel the Blue Devil’s offense.

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

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tigers, Indians win openers

November 21, 2013

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Prep wrestling
Fred T. Foard 58, West Iredell 16
St. Stephens 61, Draughn 6
St. Stephens 37, West Caldwell 27

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

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