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Archive - Apr 2013

April 26th

Newton resident arrested for drug trafficking

April 27, 2013

A Newton man was arrested Wednesday after he was found with 16 ounces of methamphetamine.

The total value of the methamphetamine seized is estimated at $24,000.

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

Joyful reunion between father and his daughter

April 27, 2013

Saira McDonald expected her dad home in June, so Friday was just an ordinary day at Tuttle Elementary School.

Until he walked out to meet her class at recess.

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

Special Olympics athletes invade Gurley Stadium

April 27, 2013

Guests, volunteers and athletes from across Catawba County flooded into Gurley Stadium at Newton-Conover High School to celebrate the Catawba County Special Olympics.

Events were held on the high school’s track and baseball field on Friday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Patrick Henley ready for Junior Olympic appearance

April 27, 2013

John Henley knew his son was destined to be a gymnast after seeing his 7-year-old son Patrick backflip off of the family’s porch.

“He just decided he was going to flip and did it,” John said. “That’s when we said ‘oh my gosh.’” He decided he wanted to do gymnastics, and we started taking him.”

Panthers draft another DT with second-round pick

April 27, 2013

The Carolina Panthers further solidified their defensive line on Friday night with the selection of Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short.

The second-round pick for Carolina was its only of the second day of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman regarded Short as the best pass rushing defensive tackle in this year's draft.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's sports scoreboard

April 27, 2013

Below is a look at Friday's sports scores from across Catawba County:

Prep baseball
Hickory 3, Fred T. Foard 0
Watauga 12, St. Stephens 0 (five innings)

Prep softball
Fred T. Foard 17, Hickory 0
St. Stephens 2, Watauga 1

Prep soccer
Fred T. Foard 0, Hickory 0
St. Stephens 2, Watauga 1 (OT)

Minor league baseball

Saturday, April 27, 2013

April 26, 2013

Wilma Christine Lail, 84, of Conover died on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 4420 County Home Rd., Conover, N.C., 28613.

Athletes invade Gurley

April 26, 2013

Guests, volunteers and athletes from across Catawba County flooded into Gurley Stadium at Newton-Conover High School to celebrate the Catawba County Special Olympics. Events were held on the high school’s track and baseball field on Friday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

April 25th

Cooper, Crouse lead Lady Blue Devils to 17th win

April 26, 2013

The Maiden softball team picked up its 11th consecutive win of the season behind 14 runs on 13 hits Thursday in Claremont.

Jessica Cooper and Emily Crouse each drove in three RBIs, helping the Lady Blue Devils pick up a 14-3 five-inning road victory against Bunker Hill.

Panthers select DT Lotulelei with 14th overall pick

April 26, 2013

Searching for the heart of their defensive line, the Carolina Panthers turned to a Star to fill the void.

The team selected Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei with the 14th overall pick during Thursday night’s NFL Draft.

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