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September 9th

Startown Lockdown

September 9, 2014

A student at Startown Elementary spotted two men walking down the road carrying guns on Monday afternoon and alerted his teacher, according to Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.

The school contacted Newton Police and followed procedure to remain under lockdown while police officers searched the area with assistance from Sheriff’s deputies.

Butts and Beans coming to Catawba Co.

September 9, 2014

If you like barbeque, the 4th annual “Butts and Beans” competition is the place to be.

What began at Tommy Poovey’s Vale farm in 2010, has grown so large that it is now being held at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds.

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.

Red Devils come home in style

September 9, 2014

Newton-Conover soccer Greyson Frye chases down East Lincoln’s Garrett Reavis during Monday’s home and conference opener at Gurley Stadium. Behind Alan Espirilla’s five goals, the Red Devils moved to 1-0 in SD-7 play. For more on the game, see Page 8 of the Tuesday edition.

Corridor plan is discussed

September 9, 2014

The big topic of discussion at last nights County Commissioners meeting was the Highway 150 Corridor Plan.

The plan addresses a series of issues.

In implementing the plan, a focus on the Community Facilities and Public Services would take place.

Death penalty on the table

September 9, 2014

Sharman Odom, accused killer of Maggie Daniels, made a short appearance in court Monday morning where he learned that the death penalty will remain on the table.

Prosecutors said there were two aggravating gactors, making the case a capital case.

Of Odom is convicted a post-trial hearing will decide his sentencing — life in prison or death row.

September 8th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's sports scores

September 8, 2014

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

Junior varsity football
Hickory 38, Newton-Conover 13

Girls tennis
Fred T. Foard 6, Bunker Hill 3
Fred T. Foard 3, Newton-Conover 0 (from Saturday)
North Iredell 3, Fred T. Foard 0 (from Saturday)
St. Stephens 5, Maiden 4

Prep volleyball

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September 8, 2014

No obituaries were reported at press time

Graduation rates among top in state

September 8, 2014

All three Catawba County school systems topped the state average for graduation rates for 2013-14.

Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) held the highest percentage in the county with 92.5 percent, well above the state average of 83.8 percent, according to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction data.

Eating local at the Roundtable

September 8, 2014

It all started when the "Eat, Drink and Be Local" event began three years ago as a promotion for the agriculture department in Catawba County. The event features a week filled with locally grown products and produce, and the meals that restaurants produce by taking advantage of Catawba County's farming.

Two years later, in 2013, Catawba County passed the Farm and Food sustainability plan.

History was made at Murray’s Mill on Monday during the 10th Annual Catawba County Cross-Country...
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Junior varsity...
Quarterback Cam Newton returned to the field Sunday against the Detroit Lions, leading the Carolina...

 

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