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Second annual event raises more than $3,000

March 31, 2014

The sound of a shotgun heard over pouring rain signaled the start of the second annual NC Troopers Footchase 5K and Fun Run in Conover on Saturday.

Nearly 300 participants gathered at the starting line at the new Conover City Park.

From elementary students to adults over 60, the community showed their support for the event which raised money for Catawba Regional Hospice.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's prep scores

March 31, 2014

Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Boys tennis
St. Stephens 8, Maiden 1
Watauga 6, Newton-Conover 3

Boys golf

SD-7 at Catawba Country Club (team scores)
1. Newton-Conover, 159
2. Maiden, 167
3. Lincolnton, 173
4. East Lincoln, 178
5. Bunker Hill, 193
6. Bandys, 196
7. West Lincoln, 199
8. West Caldwell, 217

Saturday, March 29, 2014

March 31, 2014

Margaret Evelyn Barger Boleman, 87, of Hickory, died on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church 1225 29th Ave. Drive NE, Hickory, NC 28601

March 28th

With help from a late friend, I found out what matters

March 28, 2014

Have you ever asked yourself the question: “What really matters?”

This question was posed to me last year by my good friend Kurt Barkley, who passed away Friday after a long battle with cancer.

Kurt was not only a dear friend of mine, but helped photograph countless numbers of athletes in Catawba County for The O-N-E — mostly at St. Stephens High School, where his children attend.

Conover garden center gets a fresh look, new owners

March 28, 2014

Big ideas are blooming at the newly owned and renovated garden center in Conover.

Blooms, owned by Carmen and David Huffman, is located at 1604 Hwy 16 N. The center, formerly Greenwood Nursery, has been given a fresh coat of paint and filled with new supplies and smiling faces.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's sports scores

March 28, 2014

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

East Lincoln 11, Maiden 1

East Lincoln 6, Maiden 4

Girls soccer
St. Stephens 3, South Caldwell 1
Newton-Conover 7, West Lincoln 0

Friday, March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014

Edith Mae Ramseur Greene, age 90, of Charlotte, formerly of Lincolnton, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at CMC University in Charlotte. The interment will follow at Pine Street Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Rev. Terry Cline will officiate.

March 27th

Pottery festival returning on Saturday

March 27, 2014

Fine art will be on display this weekend in Hickory.

The Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.

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 prep sports scores

March 27, 2014

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

Bunker Hill 6, Newton-Conover 0
St. Stephens 4, Freedom 1
West Lincoln 12, Bandys 7

Bandys 9, West Lincoln 5
Bunker Hill 11, Newton-Conover 2
South Caldwell 9, Fred T. Foard 1

Boys tennis
Maiden 5, East Lincoln 4

Thursday, March 27, 2014

March 27, 2014

Sylvia Sherrill Gantt, 67, of Newton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 24, 2014 at Brian Center – East. The Gantt family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

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