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September 9th

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September 9, 2014

Bobby Joe Evans Jr. 54 of Conover died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Frye Regional Medical Center. The Evans family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

Paul Heyward Allison, III, age 48, of Conover passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Allison family.

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

VIDEO: SDSU vs UNC | 2014 ACC Football Highlights

September 8, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

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.

Giving up the third-most rushing yards in franchise history, the Carolina Panthers were...
Maiden hadn’t made many mistakes in its first three football games this season. Game No. 4 Friday...
With a 24-6 lead at halftime, the St. Stephens football team appeared heading for its second win of...

 

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