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October 30th, 2014

Professional monsters lurking in Newton

October 30, 2014

About 50,000 thrill-seekers are expected to brave the darkened depths of Carowinds amusement park for Halloween this weekend. Each fall, the park stays open late on weekends throughout October for the Scarowinds Halloween Haunt.

500 monsters work in the various sections of the park to spook guests — and a few are from Newton.

VIDEO: Bumgarner Shines As Giants Win World Series

October 30, 2014

Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night

October 29th

BREAKING: Bumgarner named World Series MVP

October 30, 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

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