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April 23rd, 2015

Earth Day

April 23, 2015

Students at North Newton Elementary School had a chance to enjoy the nice weather outdoors on Wednesday at they learn how to plant trees and flowers, cleaning up trash and keeping the planet healthy during an Earth Day project at the school.

April 22nd

N-CHS golfers win their fourth county championship

April 22, 2015

For the third-straight year, the Newton-Conover golf team proved it was the best team in Catawba County.

The Red Devils carded a team score of 147 to earn a three-peat at the 23th Annual Catawba County Golf Championships.

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

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

April 22, 2015

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

Baseball
Bunker Hill 1, East Lincoln 0
Hibriten 12, St. Stephens 1

Softball
Bandys 10, West Caldwell 3 (nine innings)
Bunker Hill at East Lincoln, no report
Fred T. Foard 8, McDowell 4
Hibriten 5, St. Stephens 2 (eight innings)
West Lincoln 12, Newton-Conover 0

Heavy rains cause wastewater spills in Newton

April 22, 2015

House Bill 1160, which the General Assembly enacted in July 1999, requires municipalities, animal operations, industries and others who operate waste handling systems to issue news releases when a waste spill of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.

Man accused of raping child relative

April 22, 2015

A Lincolnton man was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s office for allegedly raping a relative under the age of 16, Sheriff Coy Reid said.

Clayton Houston Hoyle, 39, of Grandview Lane in Lincolnton was arrested on Friday.

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.

Conover man charged with kidnap, assault

April 22, 2015

A man was arrested for allegedly stabbing and holding his girlfriend against her will on Tuesday night.

At approximately 11:30 p.m., Catawba County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call that Jonathan Leslie Blackburn, 48, had assaulted his 28-year-old girlfriend at his residence on Buddy Street in Conover, Sheriff Coy Reid said.

N-CHS names new principal

April 22, 2015

Newton-Conover City Schools is excited to welcome Mr. Chris Penley as the principal of Newton-Conover High School. Mr. Penley has served as the principal of Lakeshore Middle School in Mooresville since January, 2013.

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.

Village Approved

April 22, 2015

“Do you hear that?” Mike Roth questioned to the audience at Monday night’s Catawba County Board of Commissioners’ meeting as he waved around a silent tape recorder. “That’s the sound of 200 pristine acres in Terrell that have just been ravaged.”

April 21st

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

April 21, 2015

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

Baseball
Bunker Hill 9, Lincolnton 3
East Lincoln 5, Newton-Conover 0
Fred T. Foard 7, Patton 3
Hickory 5, St. Stephens 3
Maiden 6, Bandys 0

Softball
Bandys 7, Maiden 2
Bunker Hill 12, Lincolnton 2
East Lincoln 9, Newton-Conover 3
Fred T. Foard 14, Patton 2 (five innings)

BREAKING: East Lincoln QB Surratt heading to Duke

April 21, 2015

East Lincoln quarterback Chazz Surratt wasted little time announcing his college decision on Tuesday afternoon.

The 6-foot-3 junior signal caller announced he will play for Duke University during a ceremony held in East Lincoln's gymnasium.

Surratt chose the Blue Devils over North Carolina, Wake Forest and Vanderbilt.

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