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Archive - 2014

May 12th

PREP SOCCER: First-round playoff schedule

May 12, 2014

Below is a look at the soccer playoff brackets involving Catawba County teams:

2A West soccer
No. 30 Wheatmore (6-12-2) at No. 3 Newton-Conover (15-3), TBD
No. 26 Maiden (9-10) at No. 7 Parkwood (11-5), 6 p.m. Tuesday
No. 18 Bandys (10-7) at No. 15 Central Academy of Technology and Arts (8-7-3), TBD

3A West soccer

Classic cars convene around courthouse

May 12, 2014

Hotrods and classic rides will fill the streets of downtown Newton on Saturday, May 17 as two car-lover events come to town.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Roc’N and ready for business

May 12, 2014

Roc’N Oven may be a new business, but owner Kevin Baier knows what it takes to be successful in this industry. For Baier, he is his own boss.

“I didn’t want to work corporate America,” he said. “I wanted to be self-employed.”

'My little best friend'

May 12, 2014

"Come on Mama, you can do it," Laney Clark said as she encouraged her mom through the end of the Susan G. Komen race last year.

Laney's mother Erin, 36, was diagnosed with breast cancer March 2012 — and re-diagnosed this year.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

May 12, 2014

Joe Franklin Robinson, Jr. died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Asbury Care Center in Charlotte. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home in Newton.

Lou Ella Williams, 65, of Vale died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at her residence. A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at First Freewill Baptist Church in Maiden.

May 9th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's sports scoreboard

May 9, 2014

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

Prep baseball

Southern District 7 Championship: No. 1 Bunker Hill 3, No. 7 Newton-Conover 0

Northwestern 3A/4A Championship: No. 6 Watauga 6, No. 1 South Caldwell 3

Prep softball

Northwestern 3A/4A semifinals
No. 2 St. Stephens 12, No. 6 Hibriten 6

A Lifetime of Baseball

May 9, 2014

80 years of history and 57 years of marriage have been tied together with red laces for one local couple.

"I never thought I'd own a baseball team," said Luther Beaver, part owner of the Hickory Crawdads. "When it came time to make a living, baseball had to take a backseat."

Caring for a special population

May 9, 2014

Catawba County Meals on Wheels delivers meals to more than 260 homebound seniors each day.

One Social Services employee finds that job to be the most rewarding she's ever had.

To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Smoking ordinance makes city healthier

May 9, 2014

Catawba County wants you to bud out that cigarette.

The county is encouraging its cities and towns to promote a healthier lifestyle. One way they’re doing this is by having the cities and towns to create tobacco free areas.

“Catawba County Public Health has long supported tobacco-free initiatives to promote health and has maintained a tobacco-free health department since 2005.

Friday, May 2, 2014

May 9, 2014

For the second time in less than a week, the St. Stephens junior varsity football team tasted...
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Bunker...
Will Saenger scored three goals — all in the second half — leading Fred T. Foard to a 5-0 victory...

 

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