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October 29th

BREAKING: Bumgarner named World Series MVP

October 29, 2014

Madison Bumgarner is the 2014 World Series MVP.

The 25-year-old left-handed pitcher led the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 series victory against the Kansas City Royals.

Led by Bumgarner's five-inning relief effort, San Francisco defeated Kansas City 3-2 on the road in Game 4 of the World Series.

With the victory, the Hickory native wins his third World Series.

PREP SOCCER: Wednesday's playoff scores

October 29, 2014

Below is a look at Wednesday's boys soccer playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:

2A brackets
Trinity 3, Bandys 1 (Trojans end season 9-11-1)
Newton-Conover 8, Madison 0 (from Tuesday)

3A brackets
Fred T. Foard 10, Kings Mountain 1 (final/mercy rule)
A.C. Reynolds 5, St. Stephens 1 (Indians end season 10-11)
Hickory 4, Concord 2 (from Tuesday)

M.S. ROUND UP: Wednesday's football scores

October 29, 2014

Below is a look at Wednesday's final middle school football scores involving teams across Catawba County:

Oct. 28-29 scores
Newton-Conover 40, River Bend 12
(N-CMS clinches conference title)
Mill Creek 12, Maiden 6
Arndt 22, Jacobs Fork 8
Northview 26, Grandview 20

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014

Mary Catherine Rader Sigmon, age 91, of Conover passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Sigmon family.

Ronnie Morris Weatherly, age 71, of Conover passed away Monday, October 27. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Weatherly family.

Doctor accused of trafficking drugs

October 29, 2014

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office, SBI and DEA have been conducting an investigation on Dr. John Woodruff Kessel. The investigation is in reference to fraud elute drug prescriptions.

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.

‘He’s a fighter’

October 29, 2014

A tiny, three-pound and nine-ounce gift was delivered earlier than expected on Aug. 17 to Casey and Tyler McKinney, of Conover. Their baby, Koltin, was born premature at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

“Everything went well with the pregnancy and the delivery was fine,” Casey said. “We didn’t have any reason to worry.”

October 28th

Sometimes there's more to sports than just winning

October 28, 2014

Driving back from Tuesday’s 2A West Region final in girls volleyball between Bunker Hill and Hendersonville, I reflected on the season’s final match and also the Lady Bears’ remarkable run.

Bunker Hill fell in the contest to the two-time defending state champion Lady Bearcats, 3-0, but the match — and the season for that matter — was much more than the final result.

PREP SOCCER: Playoff scores and schedule

October 28, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's playoff scores and Wednesday's playoff matches involving Catawba County boys soccer teams:

2A playoffs
Newton-Conover 8, Madison 0
Bandys (9-10-1) at Trinity (15-4-2), 6 p.m. tonight

3A playoffs
Hickory 4, Concord 2
Kings Mountain (10-10-1) at Fred T. Foard (17-3-2), 6:30 p.m. tonight

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

October 28, 2014

On Sunday, October 26, 2014, Dezaree Ratchford Kale, age 89, woke up in Heaven. Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC is honored to serve the Kale family.

Richard Everett Gavin Sr. 68 of Maiden passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Gavin family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

Spooktacular in Newton

October 28, 2014

Downtown Newton was filled with ghost and goblins Saturday evening for the Newton Halloween Spooktacular. Kids of all ages were treated to games and goodies as they trunk-or-treated and also had a costume contest.

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.

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