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November 13th

Thursday, November 13, 2014

November 13, 2014

Elberta Faye Roy Gragg Teague entered the kingdom of heaven on November 12, 2014. The Teague family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

Margie Carpenter Powell, age 89, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the Powell family.

Rep. Setzer tosses in hat for N.C. Speaker

November 13, 2014

Representative of the 89th House district, Mitchell Setzer will begin his 9th term in the North Carolina House of Representatives at the start of 2015. Though, this term could hold something a little different for Setzer, as he will be vying for the position as North Carolina Speaker of the House.

November 12th

A look at Newton-Conover's freshman five

November 12, 2014

On a senior-laden Newton-Conover boys soccer team, it’s easy to spot the quintet of Francisco Tapia, Xavier Tapia, Jason Mejia, Orlando Gildo and Aldayr Ozuna.

The five freshmen for the Red Devils have helped to fill the gaps in what they hope will be a state championship season.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November 12, 2014

F. E. Thornburg, Jr., age 89, died Saturday, November 8, 2014, at his residence in Newton, NC. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton, NC, is honored to serve the Thornburg family.

Veteran’s Day Events

November 12, 2014

Hickory Post 48 2nd Vice Commander Levi Helton gets a serving of barbecue for lunch with help from Gayle Norris during the 10th annual Veterans Day meal at the Catawba County Government Center in Newton.

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.

‘Heading’ to state finals

November 12, 2014

Newton-Conover’s Greyson Frye, heads a ball during Tuesday’s 2A West Region final against Franklin. The Red Devils and Fred T. Foard soccer teams advance to the state finals with victories on Tuesday.

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.

Period of Purple Crying

November 12, 2014

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), is a form of intentional injury to infants and children who suffer violent shaking, with or without impact on a hard surface. About 25 percent of clinically diagnosed infants die and approximately 80 percent of survivors suffer lifelong neurological damage, according to statistics cited by Catawba County's Children's Advocacy and Protection Center.

PREP SOCCER: State title game times are set

November 12, 2014

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) released its game times for Saturday's 2A and 3A state championship games.

Below are the official match ups and times:

2A state championship game
Newton-Conover (25-1) vs. First Flight (24-0-1), 8:05 p.m.

3A state championship game
Fred T. Foard (22-5-2) vs. Cardinal Gibbons (23-2-1), 11:05 a.m.

November 11th

Frye’s late goal lifts Red Devils to 2A state final

November 11, 2014

Just 13.9 seconds.

That might seem like a short amount of time, but for the Newton-Conover boys soccer team, it was well spent.

Greyson Frye headed in a ball off a pass from Kyle Thorpe in the final minute, lifting the Red Devils to a thrilling 1-0 victory over Franklin in the 2A West Region final on Tuesday at Gurley Stadium.

Shely, Tigers reach their first 3A state title game

November 11, 2014

Experience paid off in a huge way on Tuesday for the Fred T. Foard boys soccer team in its second-straight 3A West Region championship game.

Led by a two-goal performance from Wyatt Shely, the Tigers advanced to their first-ever 3A state title game with a 2-0 win at Weddington.

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