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July 5th

Saturday, July 6, 2013

July 5, 2013

Efren Israel Carreon-Chavez, 33, of Catawba,  died Wednesday, July 3, at CMC-Charlotte as a result of an accident. The family will receive friends from 5:30-7 p.m., Monday, July 8, at Jenkins Funeral Home.

The race is on

July 5, 2013

The Catawba County Board of Elections was a busy place Friday at lunch as the filing period for seats on local town and city councils started at noon. The filing period ends at noon July 19.

‘State of Emergency’ declared in county

July 5, 2013

Catawba County Board of Commissioners Chair Katherine W. Barnes declared a State of Emergency for Catawba County at 12 p.m. on Friday, July 5, in response to serious flooding in several areas of the county.

49er athletes use sports and faith as a platform

July 5, 2013

Before embarking on the first-ever season of football at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a pair of Catawba County natives and former prep standouts gave back to those less fortunate.

Matt Johnson and Zach Bumgarner both traveled to the small town of Tecate, Mexico for a mission trip during the end of June.

Tigers attempting to replace 5 coaches in 3 sports

July 5, 2013

Fred T. Foard High School is attempting to replace five coaches in three different sports.

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.

Center Al Jefferson signs with Charlotte Bobcats

July 5, 2013

The Charlotte Bobcats made a dip in free agency on Thursday, signing former Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson.

The deal for Jefferson is reportedly for three years and $41 million. He is the first free agent from another NBA team to sign with the Bobcats this offseason.

July 4th

Friday, July 5, 2013

July 4, 2013

Torray Cornwell, 36, of Conover died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at his residence. A Memorial Service for Torray Cornwell will be Saturday, July 6, at 2 p.m. at Thomas Chapel AME Zion Church in Conover.

Maiden parade full of smiles

July 4, 2013

Maiden’s eighth annual Fourth of July “Edith Pirkle Parade” was a huge success  Thursday morning even with the threat of rain.

The grand marshall was N.C. General Assembly Representative Mitchell Setzer from Catawba.

Catawba recalls Gettysburg

July 4, 2013

This week as the nation this week observes the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, Catawbans remember local soldiers who fought in the Confederate army in that historic Civil War confrontation.

Hickory Post 48's playoff opener postponed yet again

July 4, 2013

Hickory Post 48’s first round Area IV playoff game against Kings Mountain Post 155 was rained out for the second-straight time on Thursday.

Post 48 (14-7, 10-6) and Post 155 (8-9, 8-7) will try to start the playoff series today at 7 p.m. at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

The two teams have met in the first round of the playoffs in each of the past two seasons.

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...
The Greater Hickory Kia Classic golf tournament won't be returning for a 13th year on the Champions...
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...

 

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