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August 21st

Salute to Soldiers

August 21, 2014

"It's nice to know that, even after all this time and all these years, that people still appreciate us," said Peggy Isaac, of Newton. "It makes you feel good when people thank you, as a veteran. We went into service to protect the community, so that they could have celebrations and activities like Soldiers Reunion.

August 20th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scoreboard

August 21, 2014

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

Bandys 3, South Caldwell 0
St. Stephens 3, North Gaston 1

Boys soccer
Asheville 2, Hickory 0
Bunker Hill 9, Cherryville 0
Maiden 5, East Burke 2

August 19th

Panthers RB Barner traded to Eagles for draft pick

August 20, 2014

Kenjon Barner is joining his former college coach, Chip Kelly, as part of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The second-year Carolina Panthers running back was traded to the Eagles on Tuesday for a 2015 conditional seventh-round pick.

County teams feature a number of talented backs

August 19, 2014

Catawba County's football teams possess a talented group of running backs this fall.

Returning to the field are a number of extraordinary runners.

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.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday, Tuesday sports scores

August 19, 2014

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

Bunker Hill 3, North Lincoln 1
Fred T. Foard 3, Lincolnton 0
West Iredell 3, St. Stephens 1 (from Monday)

Boys soccer
Fred T. Foard 0, Lake Norman 0
Fred T. Foard 4, South Iredell 4 (from Monday)
Hickory 4, Bunker Hill 2 (from Monday)

Girls tennis

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August 19, 2014

Kim Marie Jones Summey, age 52. Of Newton passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Summey family.

Kenneth Shook, 78, went home to be with his Lord and family on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in Newton. Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover is honored to be serving the Shook family.

Cadets at Carolina

August 19, 2014

Six Fred T. Foard ROTC students got to experience a brand new view of Bank of America Stadium on Sunday.

The cadets presented the colors before the Carolina Panthers took the field to face the Kansas City Chiefs for their second preseason game this year.

Reunion Kicks Off

August 19, 2014

Thousands of people gathered in the streets of Newton for the Soldiers Reunion Car Show and Cruisin’ on Sunday to kick off the week-long event.

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

Odom indicted with three felonies

August 19, 2014

The 18 member Catawba County Grand Jury met Monday morning and handed down an indictment for the alleged killer in the Maggie Daniels case.
The indictment of Sharman Howard Odom, also known as Sherman Howard Odom, of Newton, includes three felony charges —murder, first degree sexual offense, and first degree kidnapping.

August 18th

Former Hickory product Succop returns to roots

August 18, 2014

The long journey in the career of kicker Ryan Succop came full circle on Sunday.

The former Hickory High and University of South Carolina standout played for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Carolina Panthers in preseason NFL action at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

With a full season of college football under his belt, Matt Johnson is ready for his second season...
The Matt Beam era with the Newton-Conover football program commences tonight. The Red Devils travel...
Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:...


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