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May 8th

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May 8, 2013

See Lor, 95, of Hickory died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice.  Born June 15, 1918 in Laos, she was the daughter of the late Tong Ger Lor. Burial will follow on Sunday, May 12, at Catawba Memorial Park.

The perfect present

May 8, 2013

Owen Gilleland is a nine year old that cares about his community.

The Concordia Christian Day School student decided last month for his birthday to accept donations instead of presents so he could help raise funds for The Corner Table, is a soup kitchen outreach ministry in Newton.

Gilleland learned about the non-profit from his father, Scott, who volunteers there.

PREP PLAYOFFS: Complete schedule for all teams

May 8, 2013

Below is a look at the prep playoff schedule for baseball, soccer, softball and tennis involving teams across Catawba County:

Prep baseball

2A brackets
Bunker Hill (13-10) at Polk County (14-8), 7 p.m. Friday
Maiden (11-11) at Shelby (16-7), 7 p.m. Friday
N. Lincoln (8-15) at Bandys (18-7), 7 p.m. Friday

3A brackets

May 7th

Hunter Harvey’s 7 RBIs lifts Bandys to CVAC title

May 7, 2013

Hunter Harvey’s biggest contribution to the Bandys baseball team typically comes when he is pitching on the mound.

Tuesday night, it was Harvey’s presence at the plate that made all the difference.

The senior second baseman drove in seven runs, helping the Trojans defeat Draughn 15-5 in five innings to claim the CVAC tournament title.

Lady Blue Devils win first tourney title since ‘04

May 7, 2013

Behind the play of senior Jessica Cooper and freshman Sammie West, the Maiden softball team claimed its first conference tournament title since 2004 on Tuesday.

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, May 8, 2013

May 7, 2013

Bradley Scott Danner, 38, of Hickory went home to his Lord on Monday, May 6, 2013 at his residence.
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the family.

‘State of Emergency’

May 7, 2013

Catawba County Board of Commissioners Chair Katherine W. Barnes declared a State of Emergency for Catawba County late of Monday, May 6, in response to serious flooding in several areas of the county.

Pillars plaque to be dedicated

May 7, 2013

A brief ceremony at Newton-Conover High School will be held Friday, May 10 for students to witness the dedication of a bronze plaque that looks back to one of the 20th century’s dramatic periods.

John Kasay officially retires as a Carolina Panther

May 7, 2013

The last original Carolina Panther has decided to hang up his cleats for the last time.

Former kicker John Kasay signed a one-day contract to retire with Carolina on Tuesday.

The Panthers held a special retirement reception on Tuesday for Kasay.

SCHEDULE CHANGES: CVAC baseball final moved

May 7, 2013

Tonight's Catawba Valley 2A baseball championship game between Bandys and Draughn has been moved.

The contest, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds, was moved to Maiden High School at 7 p.m. tonight.

The CVAC softball championship between Maiden and Draughn will still be played at Maiden High School tonight at 6 p.m.

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