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September 24th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

September 24, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:

Prep tennis
Bandys 9, West Caldwell 0
Maiden 7, East Lincoln 2
Newton-Conover 9, Bunker Hill 0

Prep volleyball
Bandys 3, West Caldwell 0
Maiden 3, East Lincoln 0
Newton-Conover 3, Bunker Hill 2

Somebody won $1M

September 24, 2013

A lucky lottery ticket sold in Catawba County won $1 million in Saturday’s Powerball drawing. The ticket, which beat odds of 1 in 5.1 million to match all five white balls drawn, was sold at Kangaroo Express #3026 on N.C. 10 West in Newton. The numbers for the white balls were 12-17-45-54-58.

ARTfest before the rains came

September 24, 2013

ARTfest 2013 was over almost before it started as heavy rains drove away both participants and attendees only an hour into Saturday’s event in downtown Newton. But those who made it out to the event ahead of the weather encountered a range of activities, foods, crafts, storytellers and musicians.

September 23rd

Wepner scores four goals, Red Devils beat Bears

September 23, 2013

NEWTON — Newton-Conover's Franklin Wepner entered Monday's SD-7 soccer game against Bunker Hill with a sick feeling in his stomach.

He left it with an appetite for scoring.

Wepner netted four goals against the Bears, including two in each half, to help the Red Devils earn a 4-2 conference victory at Gurley Stadium.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's prep scoreboard

September 23, 2013

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

Prep tennis
Fred T. Foard 6, Freedom 3
Maiden 8, Bunker Hill 1
Watauga 8, St. Stephens 1

Prep volleyball
Fred T. Foard 3, Freedom 0
Hickory 3, Patton 0
Kings Mountain 3, Fred T. Foard 2 (on Saturday)
St. Stephens 3, Watauga 0

Prep soccer

September 20th

Blue Devils force three Spartan turnovers in victory

September 20, 2013

The Maiden defense forced three South Caldwell turnovers in a 38-14 victory against the Spartans in Lenoir on Friday.

Maiden improves to 4-0 on the season, while South Caldwell falls to 2-2 overall.

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.

Cougars QB scores three TDs; Indians fall to 0-4

September 20, 2013

Behind the play of quarterback Landon Hammer, the Alexander Central football team made it two wins in as many weeks against Catawba County squads.

Hammer scored three touchdowns to lead the Cougars past its former conference mate St. Stephens, 49-14, in Taylorsville.

The Indians fall to 0-4 overall on the season.

PREP FOOTBALL: Next week's schedule of games

September 20, 2013

Below is a look at next week's games across Catawba County:

Friday, Sept. 27
East Lincoln at Bandys
Maiden at Bunker Hill
West Caldwell at Newton-Conover
Fred T. Foard at Freedom (Gene)
Hickory at Patton
St. Stephens at Watauga

Get ready for ArtFEST

September 20, 2013

 Take in visual arts, music and more on Saturday when the ninth annual ArtFEST comes to downtown Newton.

Hosted by the city of Newton Festival & Events Committee, the festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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