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Friday, January 31, 2014

January 31, 2014

No obituaries reported

January 30th

BREAKING: Schools operating on a delay Friday

January 31, 2014

Catawba County and Newton-Conover City Schools will both be operating on a three-hour delay on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.

Both schools issued statements Thursday afternoon regarding the delays in normal schedule.

100 percent of child sex offense cases prosecuted

January 31, 2014

CONOVER — Twenty-seven sex offenders who preyed upon local children were successfully prosecuted in 2013, thanks to the work of the Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County, local law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office.

Anonymous tip leads to Newton drug arrest

January 31, 2014

A Newton man was arrested on Thursday after authorities found him in possession of drugs.

After an anonymous tip was provided to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, a probation officer and narcotics investigators searched the property of 33-year-old George Andrew Singer, of 2669 Claremont Road.

Red Devils top Blue Devils on wrestling mat

January 31, 2014

The Newton-Conover wrestling team didn’t slow down on Thursday against Maiden after nearly a week long layoff from being on the mat.

The Red Devils defeated the Blue Devils on the road, 62-6 — finishing the regular season unbeaten in Southern District 7 Athletic 2A matches.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's sports scores

January 30, 2014

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

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 63, West Lincoln 45
Newton-Conover 73, Lincolnton 55
Fred T. Foard 72, Watauga 58

Girls basketball
Bunker Hill 46, West Lincoln 25
Foard at Watauga, no report
Newton-Conover 63, Lincolnton 45

Prep wrestling
Fred T. Foard 59, Watauga 12

Thursday, January 30, 2014

January 30, 2014

Catherine Elizabeth Landis Tuttle, age 95, of Maiden, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Visitation will be on Friday from 1:00-1:40 p.m. at Burke Mortuary in Maiden.

Pauline Byrd Reitzel, age 84, died on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Brian Center, Hickory East. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, 217 2nd Ave. NE, Conover, NC 28613.

January 29th

Class act: Emotional Jarrett enters NASCAR Hall

January 29, 2014

Conover native. Newton-Conover High School graduate. And now, NASCAR Hall of Famer.

Dale Jarrett received one of auto racing’s most historic of honors Wednesday night during special ceremony in Charlotte.

Jarrett was one of five inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2014, joining Maurice Petty, Edward “Fireball” Roberts, Jack Ingram and Tim Flock.

Former Trojan Sigmon chosen to SoCon second team

January 29, 2014

Former Bandys High School and current Western Carolina Catamount softball player Taylor Sigmon has been named to the Southern Conference preseason second team, at first base, as voted on by the league coaches.

Sigmon, a sophomore from Catawba, was the only Catamount freshman from the 2013 season to play in all 56 games.

Winter weather wreaks havoc, causes wrecks

January 29, 2014

Mother Nature gave Catawba County its first snow of the year on Tuesday.

With that snowfall came some hazardous road conditions, which affected drivers countywide.

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

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