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July 3rd

Post 48's playoff opener postponed to Thursday

July 3, 2013

Hickory Post 48's home Area IV playoff opener with Kings Mountain Post 155 has been postponed due to field conditions.

The game will be made up on Thursday at Henkel-Alley Field at 7 p.m.

Below is an updated look at the American Legion playoff schedule:

Area IV playoffs

First round (Best-of-three series)

July 2nd

Hickory and Kings Mtn. kick off Area IV playoffs again

July 2, 2013

For the second-straight season, Hickory Post 48 and Kings Mountain Post 155 meet in the first round of the Area IV playoffs.

The two teams play in a rematch of last year’s best-of-five playoff series starting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Henkel-Alley Field.

Red Devils make football coaching staff changes

July 2, 2013

The Newton-Conover football program made some major changes to its coaching staff entering this fall 2013 season.

Five assistant coaches under Brint Russell in 2012 will not return to the staff.

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

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July 2, 2013

Tony Eugene Pope,  61, of Cleveland died Monday, July 1, 2013 at the Brian Center Nursing and Rehabilitation of Mooresville. Online condolences may be made to www.summersettfuneralhome.com.

ECCCM expects surge

July 2, 2013

Due to recent events in North Carolina, approximately 70,000 citizens lost their unemployment benefits last week and about 500,000 citizens have been denied Medicaid benefits statewide.

Demolition of South Newton starts

July 2, 2013

Demolition crews began tearing down the South Newton Elementary School this week. The new elementary school is planned to open by the start of the 2014 school year. The original class rooms, cafeteria and gymnasium date back to 1958. Demolition is expected to be completed in a few weeks.

July 1st

Hickory tries to carry momentum into Area IV playoffs

July 2, 2013

Hickory starts the American Legion Area IV playoffs on Wednesday in familiar territory.

Post 48 opens play as the No. 3 seed in the West against Kings Mountain, the East’s sixth-seeded squad.

Coaches from all across Area IV gathered on Monday evening in Cherryville to discuss this year's playoffs, including seeding and rules.

Four area prep coaches step down last last week

July 2, 2013

Four area prep coaches in four different sports at two high schools stepped down late last week.

Bunker Hill athletic director Lee Miller sent out an email stating that Bears volleyball coach Julie Harris, Bears softball coach Danny Sifford and Bears cross-country/track coach John Sullivan had all resigned.

Area IV playoff brackets are officially released

July 1, 2013

The pairings for the American Legion Area IV playoffs were released on Monday in Cherryville.

Below is a look at the pairings for the first round, which is a best-of-5 format.

Seeding for playoffs

First round (division record in parenthesis)

Mint Hill, No. 1 East (13-3) vs. Burke County, No. 8 West (6-10)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July 1, 2013

Mildred “Millie” Little Bauguess, 80, of Claremont, passed away, Monday, July 1, 2013, at Catawba Valley Assisted Living at Rock Barn in Claremont. The Bauguess family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.

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