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April 19th

Maiden's Henderson vaulting for late coach Lomax

April 20, 2013

Maiden’s Isaiah Henderson credits Rick Lomax with starting his pole vaulting career.

Now, the Maiden senior is hoping to honor the late coach’s memory with his performance this season.

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.

Maiden still searching for girls basketball coach

April 20, 2013

The search for the next girls basketball coach at Maiden High School continues.

The Blue Devils have been without a girls basketball coach since last month when a mutual decision was by then-coach Katie Chapman and schools officials for Chapman not to return.

Newton resident Richard Harris recalls 'surreal' scene

April 19, 2013

Richard Harris’ dream of running in the Boston Marathon on Monday quickly turned into a nightmare.

Three people were killed and more than 176 were wounded in the two explosions on Monday on the same street Harris had walked on just about an hour prior.

Conover man convicted of felony statutory rape

April 19, 2013

Max Tracy Earls, 49, of Conover, was convicted of Felony 1st Degree Rape of a Child, Felony Statutory Rape and 5 other related Felony child sexual offenses after a three day trial in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court this week.

Boston bomb suspect captured, brother killed

April 19, 2013

WATERTOWN, Mass. — A 19-year-old Massachusetts college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombing was captured hiding in a boat parked in a backyard Friday night and his older brother lay dead in a furious 24-hour drama that transfixed the nation and paralyzed the Boston area.

April 18th

2 Maiden, 4 Foard athletes sign with colleges

April 18, 2013

It was a busy day for Catawba County prep athletes on Thursday with six seniors signing to play in the collegiate ranks.

Among those that signed were two Maiden football players and four Fred T. Foard basketball players.

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

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's sports scoreboard

April 18, 2013

Below is a look at Thursday's sports action from across Catawba County:

Prep baseball
Maiden 2, Bandys 1
Bunker Hill 7, Newton-Conover 1

Prep softball
Fred T. Foard 3, St. Stephens 1
Maiden 8, Bandys 1

Prep soccer
Bandys 3, Maiden 0
Newton-Conover 4, West Caldwell 1
St. Stephens 1, Fred T. Foard 0

Prep tennis

Panthers open at home, have 2 national TV dates

April 18, 2013

The Panthers open the NFL season at home for the first time since 2009 and will play two nationally televised games.

Carolina hosts Seattle in the Sept. 8 season opener.

Lawn mower accident injures yard worker

April 18, 2013

An early afternoon riding lawn mower accident sent a Newton man to the hospital Thursday. The accident happened on the corner of Boston Road and N.C. 10. 

Angie Queen, a nearby neighbor, identified the man on the mower as Pete Hollar.

Wreck injures dog

April 18, 2013

A single vehicle accident, Wednesday on a busy street in Newton closed the road for an hour and injured a dog.

Jonathan Fulghum was driving his Jeep Cherokee east on West 7th Street Extension near Little Hill Road when he reached down to use his cell phone.

Maiden hadn’t made many mistakes in its first three football games this season. Game No. 4 Friday...
With a 24-6 lead at halftime, the St. Stephens football team appeared heading for its second win of...
Below is a look at prep football scores from Catawba County, as well as across the state: Catawba...

 

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