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Butler announces run for Board of Commissioners

February 6, 2014

Sherry Edmonds Butler, a leader in both the cultural arts, education, and government spheres of Catawba County, has announced her candidacy for one of three seats on the county Board of Commissioners to be filled by voters in this year’s election.

Kaminski wins Spelling Bee for second year in a row

February 6, 2014

Plateau. P-L-A-T-E-A-U.

This word and its correct spelling marked the end of Thursday's Catawba County Schools District Spelling Bee, with Jacobs Fork Middle School's Brandon Kaminski winning for the second year in a row.

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.

Red Devils win 2A West title again, back in finals

February 6, 2014

The Newton-Conover wrestling team has a chance to make history on Saturday — again.

The Red Devils (51-1) rolled past SD-7 mate West Caldwell and powerhouse Thomasville on their way to a second-straight 2A West Regional championship and berth in the 2A state title match.

Tigers are back in 3A dual team title match

February 6, 2014

The Fred T. Foard wrestling team has a chance at its second-straight 3A dual team championship on Saturday.

The Tigers defeated Enka and North Iredell to advance to the final, which will be against Morehead on the road Saturday.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's sports scores

February 6, 2014

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

Boys basketball
Newton-Conover 75, Bandys 46

Girls basketball
Bandys 87, Newton-Conover 34

Prep wrestling
Fred T. Foard 42, Enka 24
Fred T. Foard 42, North Iredell 30
Newton-Conover 48, West Caldwell 24
Newton-Conover 36, Thomasville 28

Thursday, February 6, 2014

February 6, 2014

Carlleen Murray Wike, 85, of Newton, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. The Wike family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee, 828-465-2111.

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