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November 14th, 2014

PREP FOOTBALL: Friday's first-round playoff scores

November 14, 2014

Below is a look at Friday's first-round prep football playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:

Nov. 14 scores
Ashe County 34, Maiden 27 (Blue Devils end season 5-7)
Lincolnton 48, Newton-Conover 14 (Red Devils end season 7-4-1)
R-S Central 29, Bandys 26 (Trojans end season 8-4)
South Point 28, Fred T. Foard 12 (Tigers end season 6-6)

Friday, November 14, 2014

November 14, 2014

Glenn Lee Deitz, age 90 of Hickory, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at his residence. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the Deitz family.

Depot dedication

November 14, 2014

In 1873, the creation of the Chester and Lenoir Narrow Gauge Railroad began.

Eight years after the tracks of the Kings Mountain Railroad had been destroyed by the Union Army and abandoned, Chester and Lenoir purchased the tracks to rebuild.

Tour of Churches to feature 11 sanctuaries

November 14, 2014

“We just want to bring the community together and kind of get Christmas started,” said Tour of Churches Committee Chairman Cheryl Ransier.

The Tour of Churches began three years ago.

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.

A horse on course

November 14, 2014

If you were driving now Business 321 on Thursday in Newton around noon and you saw a horse strolling toward Conover, your eyes were not playing tricks on you.

Jeremiah Brinkley was passing through the area while mounted atop Anna Marie, his equestrian companion.

VIDEO: College Basketball Top 25: #11 North Carolina

November 14, 2014

Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis breaks down why the North Carolina Tar Heels ranked #11 headed into the college basketball season.

November 13th

Rohman's road: Clarke’s journey leads to 3A final

November 13, 2014

Born in Canada and having lived across the United States, the journey of Fred T. Foard goalkeeper Rohman Clarke has led him to Saturday’s 3A state final in boys soccer.

The Tiger junior is hoping to help lift the program to its first-ever state title when Foard (22-5-2) battles Cardinal Gibbons (23-2-1) at 11:05 a.m. Saturday at the Dail Soccer Complex on the campus of N.C. State University.

Winter weather likely here to stay

November 13, 2014

Weather experts agree that the temperatures are about to drop, but the presence of ice, sleet and snow is uncertain.

“With the cold front that’s rolling in, we get into a pattern that would a lot of times give us our best chance at winter weather,” said Catawba County Weather’s Joey Mosteller. “That could mean sleet, snow or freezing rain.”

Thursday, November 13, 2014

November 13, 2014

Elberta Faye Roy Gragg Teague entered the kingdom of heaven on November 12, 2014. The Teague family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

Margie Carpenter Powell, age 89, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the Powell family.

Rep. Setzer tosses in hat for N.C. Speaker

November 13, 2014

Representative of the 89th House district, Mitchell Setzer will begin his 9th term in the North Carolina House of Representatives at the start of 2015. Though, this term could hold something a little different for Setzer, as he will be vying for the position as North Carolina Speaker of the House.

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