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Archive - Feb 2014

February 5th

Scott Reilly to run for District Attorney

February 5, 2014

Veteran Newton attorney Scott Reilly announced from the steps of the 1924 Courthouse on Wednesday that he is running in the upcoming election to unseat 25th District Attorney James C. “Jay” Gaither, Jr.

During his tenure, Reilly has worked as a prosecutor, assistant district attorney and a defense attorney.

Gaither planning District Attorney re-election bid

February 5, 2014

James C. “Jay” Gaither, Jr., current District Attorney of the 25th Prosecutorial District, was elected in November of 2002 and re-elected in 2006 and 2010.

Gaither confirmed to the O-N-E on Wednesday that he will be running for re-election. Filing begins Feb. 10.

3 area seniors make their college choices official

February 5, 2014

Several athletes in Catawba County made a splash on Wednesday for National Signing Day.

Three athletes — Maiden's Alex White, Newton-Conover's Nick Baker and St. Stephens' Alex Roarke — officially signed their National Letters of Intent with Colleges and Universities during the day.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February 5, 2014

Billy Eugene Coley, 68, of Maiden, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at his residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.

February 4th

Ordinance on yard sales passes with majority vote

February 4, 2014

The battle over an ordinance on yard sales has finally come to an end.

The vote on the proposed ordinance didn’t change at last night’s Newton City Council meeting from last month’s rejected 4-3 vote.

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.

Red Devils roll in first two rounds of duals

February 4, 2014

The Newton-Conover wrestling team was on cruise control of the first two rounds of the 2A dual team playoffs.

The Red Devils (49-1) recorded a total of 14 pins in a pair of wins against East Burke (54-21) and West Wilkes (52-18) to advance to Thursday’s third round.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scores

February 4, 2014

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

Boys basketball
Bandys 41, Maiden 39
East Lincoln 62, Newton-Conover 60
Hickory 69, St. Stephens 58

Girls basketball
Bandys 99, Maiden 36
Bunker Hill 47, Lincolnton 29
Hickory 59, St. Stephens 44
Newton-Conover 51, East Lincoln 32

Prep wrestling

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February 4, 2014

Fleeta Eckard Cook, age 86, of Hickory, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Cook family.

February 3rd

Development of Conover Station continuing

February 3, 2014

The city of Conover approved a new public/private partnership at Monday’s city council meeting that will bring 45,000-square feet of retail development to the northernmost point of Conover Station. The plan lines up exactly with the city’s original master plan for the space.

Board of Commissioners approves Grant of Easement

February 3, 2014

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners approved a Grant of Easement on Monday during the first of its bi-monthly meetings.

The Board unanimously approved the grant to Piedmont Natural Gas for the purpose of installing a natural gas pipeline across a 2.37-acre tract located on Highway 70.

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...
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Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...

 

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