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March 7th

Discarded cigarette causes house fire

March 7, 2013

Newton fire officials determined the cause of a Wednesday morning house fire at 5 South Ervin Avenue was due to a discarded cigarette.

The homeowner noticed smoke coming from a rear room of the house and called 911, according to Newton Fire Chief Kevin Yoder.

“She carried out most of the burning material to the front porch,” Yoder said.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March 7, 2013

Margaret Hildebran Cline, 92, of Conover, died  on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Drum Funeral Home and Cremations in Conover.

March 6th

Bandys eliminated by Pisgah in Greensboro

March 7, 2013

A pack of hungry, fast-paced Black Bears put an end to Bandys' girls basketball season on Wednesday.

Pisgah (25-6) led nearly the entire game against the Lady Trojans, winning 57-45 at UNC-Greensboro to advance to Saturday's 2A West Region championship game.

Bandys, who was making its fourth-straight appearance at the 2A West Regions, finish its season with a 27-3 record.

Johnson, Williams lead Nets past Bobcats, 99-78

March 7, 2013

When the Brooklyn Nets started to catch fire, there was nothing the Charlotte Bobcats could do.

Joe Johnson and Deron Williams combined for 38 points, helping the Nets overcome a halftime deficit to defeat the Bobcats 99-78 at Time Warner Cable Arena on Wednesday.

Charlotte (13-48) shot just 38 percent from the field in the loss.

March 5th

Trojans remember pain of last year’s 2A West Regions

March 6, 2013

The memories of last year still sit with the Bandys girls basketball team, but the Lady Trojans are using those lessons to improve their finish this season.

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.

Newton-Conover Hall of Fame adds 4 new members

March 6, 2013

Newton-Conover High School added four new names to its growing list of Hall of Fame inductees on Tuesday.

Coach Jerry Willard, football and basketball standout Dauntae Finger and athletic supporters Steve and the late Cathy Arndt comprised the NCHS Hall’s fourth class.

All four were enshrined Tuesday during the school’s winter sports banquet held at the NCHS gym.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

March 5, 2013

Irene Travis Brindel, 82, of Fayetteville, died Monday, March 4, 2013 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Thursday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home in Fayetteville.

March 4th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's spring sports scores

March 5, 2013

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

Baseball
Alexander Central 6, St. Stephens 3

Softball
Fred T. Foard 16, Draughn 3
St. Stephens 5, Alexander Central 4 (eight innings)

Girls soccer
Newton-Conover 4, North Lincoln 0

14th Annual Lady Indians Memorial Soccer Classic

Chase through county ends with 2 arrests

March 4, 2013

Two people led authorities on a high-speed, 30  mile pursuit that ended with damage to four Sheriff's Office vehicles and created two additional wrecks all while a child was present in the vehicle.

Marie and Twannette’s

March 4, 2013

The “highly anticipated” Marie and Twannette’s Bakery and Café, 31 N. College Ave., held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate its upcoming grand opening.

With a full season of college football under his belt, Matt Johnson is ready for his second season...
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Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:...

 

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