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May 24th

Lady Indians forward Hall uses injury as motivation

May 24, 2013

St. Stephens junior defender Amanda Hall is making up for lost time after suffering a grade two strained MCL in her left knee earlier this season.

Hall suffered the injury in a game at Alexander Central on March 28.

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.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

May 24, 2013

William Edgar Melvin, Sr., 82, of Hickory, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Catawba Regional Hospice.  The Melvin family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home in Hickory.

2013 Unity Award goes to Shuford

May 24, 2013

The Newton City Council on Tuesday recognized Addie Shuford as the 2013 Unity Award recipient. Mayor Anne P. Stedman presented Shuford with the plaque recognizing her contributions to the city.

The award recognizes a Newton resident, business or industry that has contributed to racial and cultural harmony in the city of Newton.

Poppies at the Post Office

May 24, 2013

This weekend you can support soldiers and veterans by wearing a red poppy flower.

During World War I soldiers brought back the red poppy flowers from the battlefields of Belgium. They were the only flowers to grow on the embattled fields.

May 23rd

Saint sisters use bonds off field to build chemistry

May 23, 2013

Two sets of sisters on the St. Stephens girls soccer team are helping to build a special family atmosphere for the Lady Indians.

Caroline and Olivia Holmes, and Taylor and Jordan Black are two pairs of siblings on the squad.

Bandys' Medlin invited to National Super Combine

May 23, 2013

Bandys linebacker Colton Medlin has been invited to the Blue-Grey National Super Combine.

Medlin, a rising senior, will participate in the event on June 8-9 at the home of the NFL’s New England Patriots — Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.

Denny Hamlin wins the pole for the Coca-Cola 600

May 23, 2013

After suffering a compression fracture in his back earlier this season and spending six weeks out of action, Denny Hamlin is finally back on track.

Hamlin turned a lap of 27.604 (195.624 mph) to win the pole for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Hamlin finished second in his first full race back two weeks ago at Darlington Raceway in the Southern 500.

Friday, May 24, 2013

May 23, 2013

Norma Jean Hollar Pharr, 87, of Claremont, went home to be with her Lord and beloved husband, Mitch, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at her residence. The Pharr family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremations in Conover.

Meth arrest made in Claremont

May 23, 2013

On Wednesday, May 22, investigators from the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, traveled to the residence of 2596 Midnight Drive in Claremont regarding tip information of a possible meth lab.

Conover dedicates new park

May 23, 2013

The city of Conover is inviting the public to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new city park today at 1 p.m.

The opening of the new 6.5 acre park will result in a 50 percent increase in Conover’s public park system. 

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Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Boys basketball Fred...

 

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