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November 7th

Maiden woman arrested on drug charges after chase

November 7, 2014

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics investigators arrested a Maiden woman Thursday on drug charges following surveillance and a brief vehicle chase, according to a released distributed by the Sheriff’s Office.

Preventing fires on a budget

November 7, 2014

According to Chief Bart Travis, Lt. Ray Ball stops more fires than any other member of the Claremont Fire Department — by preventing them.

Ball serves as the Fire Prevention Officer and oversees everything the department does involving safety education.

November 6th

Coach Matt Beam battles former ball boy tonight

November 6, 2014

A former ball boy returns tonight to battle the man he stood next to on the sidelines just a few years ago.

No, this isn’t the script for a dramatic sports movie, but rather the story of Bandys quarterback Devan Cox and Newton-Conover head football coach Matt Beam.

GAME OF THE WEEK: The race to the playoffs

November 6, 2014

Bandys and Newton-Conover face off tonight on the football field to determine who will finish third in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A.

For a complete preview of this game, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

JV FOOTBALL: Thursday's final county scores

November 6, 2014

Below is a look at Thursday's final junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:

Nov. 6 scores
Bunker Hill 27, West Caldwell 7
(Bears win SD-7 title with 7-0 record)
Hibriten 6, Hickory 0
Maiden 14, Lincolnton 12
Newton-Conover 22, Bandys 0
St. Stephens 31, Fred T. Foard 12

Thursday, November 6, 2014

November 6, 2014

Eva Bess Rimmer, age 93, of Newton, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the Rimmer family.

Garland Edward Hartsoe, age 71, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 in Conway, SC. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Hartsoe family.

County, state election results

November 6, 2014

Polls across the state closed Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., marking the close of the election and leaving candidates and citizens alike on the edge of their seats awaiting results. Despite a few technical difficulties with the State Board of Elections' reporting website, all precincts had been tallied and recorded by about 11 p.m.

Record breaking turnout across county, state

November 6, 2014

North Carolina voters set record numbers on Election Day this year. Midterm voter participation reached an all-time high with 43.99 percent of registered voters casting their ballot.

November 5th

Esperilla, Red Devils tame Cougars for 16th shutout

November 5, 2014

Alan Esperilla gave a speech to his teammates during warm ups before Wednesday’s third-round boys soccer playoff game against Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA).

“I told them we either survive as a team or we all die as an individual,” said Esperilla, who was quoting a YouTube video he watched of Jürgen Klinsmann, head coach of the United States men’s national soccer team.

Winstead's goal lifts Tigers past Mavs in rematch

November 5, 2014

For one year, the Fred T. Foard boys soccer team had to swallow a painful, snowy loss to Marvin Ridge in the 3A West Region finals.

On Wednesday, the Tigers were able to redeem themselves on the foot of senior midfielder Logan Winstead.

Foard’s Kevin Carrillo found Winstead for a goal in the first half, and the Tigers defense held strong in a 1-0 victory against the Mavericks.

Below is a look at Tuesday's American Legion baseball scores involving teams from Catawba County:...
A California boy with a dream of being a race car driver, Matt DiBenedetto’s road to the NASCAR...
The Hickory Sportsman’s Club welcomed Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning for its bi-annual meeting...


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