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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.

Phone scam targeting Maiden residents

January 29, 2014

The Maiden Police Department is on the lookout for phone scammers targeting its town’s citizens.

Electric and Utility customers in Maiden have been receiving phone calls from toll free “1-800” numbers pretending to be a representative from the town.

BREAKING NEWS: Schools closed again Thursday

January 29, 2014

Catawba County and Newton-Conover City Schools will both be closed for the second-straight day on Thursday.

N-CCS Superintendent Dr. David Stegall send out an email around 3 p.m. on Wednesday notifying local media of the system's decision.

Catawba County Schools announced on their website around the same time that they are also closed on Thursday.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January 29, 2014

James Summy Leatherman, age 73, of Newton, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at Conover Nursing and Rehab Center surrounded by his family. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Leatherman family.

Saint, Foard seniors commemorate college signings

January 29, 2014

A pair of Catawba County athletes signed to play college athletics earlier this week.

St. Stephens volleyball standout Katelyn Houser will play at Catawba Valley Community College this fall.

Fred T. Foard baseball player Carson Bryant also signed with the Bucs.

Dale Jarrett joins father in the NASCAR Hall tonight

January 29, 2014

Success often comes for those who wait.

That certainly can be said of Dale Jarrett, who didn’t reach the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series until age 30 and waited another four years for his first victory.

Conover Police help in catching Michigan man

January 29, 2014

The Conover Police Department assisted in taking down an out-of-state criminal this past weekend.

The Albion Department for Public Safety obtained a warrant for 47-year-old Jackie Dale McConnell, of Albion, Mich. for his arrest from the Calhoun County Prosecutor for Sex Offender Registry Violations.

BREAKING: Snow affects sports schedule again

January 29, 2014

For the second-straight day, snow has caused the prep sports schedule to change.

Below is a look at these changes and their new times:

Baseball
Hickory Crawdads Hotstove Banquet, ppd. (no make-up date announced)

College basketball
Catawba at Lenoir-Rhyne, moved up to 4 p.m.
(originally start time was 6 p.m.)

Prep basketball

History was made at Murray’s Mill on Monday during the 10th Annual Catawba County Cross-Country...
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Junior varsity...
Quarterback Cam Newton returned to the field Sunday against the Detroit Lions, leading the Carolina...

 

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