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March 17th

Claremont Spec Building to attract new industry, jobs

March 17, 2014

Ground was broken Monday evening on the Claremont Spec Building in the Claremont International Business Park.

Officials from Catawba County, the city of Claremont, the Economic Development Corporation’s (EDC) Committee of 100 and Matthews Construction were at the groundbreaking, along with members of Innovate Catawba and other community leaders.

Fourth-quarter collapse costs Trojans in final

March 17, 2014

The Ides of March were unkind to the Bandys girls basketball team.

For three quarters, the Lady Trojans seemed on a path destined for a seventh state championship.

Then came the fourth quarter.

T.W. Andrews outscored Bandys, 20-7, in the final stanza en rout to a 57-51 state-title winning victory against the Lady Trojans in Raleigh.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's sports postponements

March 17, 2014

Below is a look at Monday's spring sports postponements involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
St. Stephens at Maiden, ppd.

Girls soccer
St. Stephens at Burns, ppd. April 10

Boys tennis
Maiden at East Burke, cancelled (no make up)
Bunker Hill at St. Stephens, ppd. March 24
Watauga at Newton-Conover, cancelled

Golf

March 14th

New center aims to aid people from all backgrounds

March 14, 2014

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is opening the doors to opportunity for those in Catawba County who are interested in gaining job skills, no matter what their age or background.

Goodwill’s newest Career Connections Center, located at 837 Conover Blvd. West, opens on Wednesday.

Search for No. 7: Trojans ready for Raiders in Raleigh

March 14, 2014

After 31 games and four championships, the Bandys girls basketball team is on the cusp of history.

The Lady Trojans have a chance to win the program's seventh state title on the court Saturday.

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

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's sports scoreboard

March 14, 2014

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:

Baseball
Bunker Hill 13, West Lincoln 3
Maiden 13, Newton-Conover
St. Stephens 4, Hibriten 3
West Caldwell 12, Bandys 6
Watauga at Fred T. Foard, no report

Softball
Bandys 9, West Caldwell 1
Bunker Hill 6, West Lincoln 2
Fred T. Foard 4, Watauga 1
Maiden 11, Newton-Conover 1

Friday, March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014

Audrey Christina Troutman Mundy, age 85, of Catawba, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Mundy family.

March 13th

Fundraiser aids family of fallen Newton businessman

March 13, 2014

One local family needs your help.

Funds are being raised to help assisted the family of Michael Norris, a U.S. Air Force veteran, who owned and operated of Norris Auto Clinic in Newton.

Norris unexpectedly passed away on March 4.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's sports scores

March 13, 2014

Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:

Baseball
Bunker Hill 11, Fred T. Foard 2

Softball
Fred T. Foard 6, Maiden 1
Bunker Hill at Wilkes Central, ppd.

Girls soccer
St. Stephens 5, Wilkes Central 0

Boys tennis
Newton-Conover 7, Bandys 2
St. Stephens at Bunker Hill, ppd.

Boys golf

Thursday, March 13, 2014

March 13, 2014

Dorothy “Dot” Rose Eckard Sipe, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed peacefully into eternal glory with her Creator on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 after a period of declining health at Conover Nursing Home. The Sipe family has entrusted arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC.

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