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Archive - 2014

November 25th

Bridge back open for business

November 25, 2014

The reoccurring detour for Newton-Conover residents is over.
After months of construction, the bridge on Old-Conover-Startown Road that provided a crossing over Clark Creek has been reopened.

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.

The Family That Plays Together, Stays Together

November 25, 2014

If you attended the Bach’s Lunch ‘n’ Listen at Newton-Conover Auditorium last Friday, you most likely felt like you were able to experience the music of the past. The Keller Family - Lutz, Caroline, Helena and Ingrid - presented an early music program, taking the audience on a historical journey of music.

A new career

November 25, 2014

“Way to go grandma,” a tiny voice yelled from the audience as Sue Bumgarner walked across the stage to graduate from Lenoir-Rhyne University for the second time.

Bumgarner was different than many of the other students graduating from LR's Masters program last year – she was 68 years old.

November 21st

PREP WRESTLING: Friday's mat scoreboard

November 21, 2014

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

Friday, Nov. 21 scores
Fred T. Foard 76, West Wilkes 5.
Fred T. Foard 59, West Lincoln 12.
Fred T. Foard 57, Charlotte Latin 24

PREP BASKETBALL: Friday's hardwood scores

November 21, 2014

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

Boys basketball
Fred T. Foard 74, Bandys 30
North Iredell 66, Bunker Hill 55

Girls basketball
Bandys 73, Fred T. Foard 12
North Iredell 46, Bunker Hill 36

VIDEO: Good Things: Three Sweet Sides for a Thanksgiving Meal

November 21, 2014

Who says all your sides have to be savory? Pears, honey, and baked sweet potatoes can go a long way next to stuffing and turkey. Try these recipes for a well-balanced holiday spread.

Friday, November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014

Nora Goble Hedrick Ikerd, 87, formerly of Conover, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Brian Center in Statesville. The Hedrick and Ikerd families have entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC.

90 years of family business

November 21, 2014

When a young Mike Oliver spent summers working in the warehouse of his parents’ company, he never thought he’d be taking it over one day. After finishing his bachelor’s degree in Pre-Med, that’s exactly what he decided he wanted to do.

2 Pink Magnolias making a move for improvement

November 21, 2014

Behind the only set of hot pink doors on North Main Avenue, 2 Pink Magnolias takes its home.

The store that is known for supplying anything a girl could possibly want recently moved to its new location in downtown Newton – refurbishing the building that was once home to Epps Printing.

Giving Back

November 21, 2014

In March of 2013, the first NC Troopers 5k FootChase was held in Conover. About 70 runners participated and $500 was donated to the selected charity.

Below is a look at Monday's prep sports schedule and postponements involving Catawba County teams:...
BRISTOL, Tenn. — After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory...
Having never raced at Bristol Motor Speedway, Sherrills Ford resident Jesse Little made his mark at...


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