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April 20th, 2015

Mystery Surrounds Historical Anniversary

April 20, 2015

Friday marked 150 years since the only recorded incident of wartime military action in Catawba County, when a local Confederate soldier was killed by Union troops. Research into the fabled event, however, now calls into question the identity of the dead warrior.

Newton man arrested for being on child premises as a sex offender

April 20, 2015

Shalaby Alin Haqq of 2162 Stove Drive in Newton was arrested Thursday by Catawba County Sheriff’s Deputies.

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

Autism awareness ‘All month long’

April 20, 2015

Stacy Huffman’s K-5 grade classroom is not your typical learning environment.

A side room filled with a trampoline, hammock, and other mobile activities designates a separate space away from classwork for students to release energy.

April 19th

Kenseth ends 51-race drought with win at Bristol

April 19, 2015

BRISTOL, Tenn. — After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane.

It took him nine hours to get there Sunday at a water-logged Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kenseth snapped a 51-race losing streak by holding off Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson on one final restart in NASCAR's determined effort to stage a complete race.

April 17th

Bandys' Jesse Little sets track record at Bristol

April 17, 2015

Having never raced at Bristol Motor Speedway, Sherrills Ford resident Jesse Little made his mark at the track quickly on Thursday.

The 18-year-old Bandys High School senior set a track record in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, winning the pole for Saturday's PittLite 125.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep scoreboard

April 17, 2015

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

West Caldwell 5, Maiden 2
West Lincoln 5, Newton-Conover 2

Maiden 10, West Caldwell 0
St. Stephens 19, Patton 8

Girls soccer
Fred T. Foard 0, Hibriten 0 (2 OTs)
St. Stephens 5, Patton 0

Boys tennis
Maiden 7, West Caldwell 0

VIDEO OF THE DAY: TIME Releases Most Influential People List

April 17, 2015

TIME Magazine has revealed the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of what it considers the 100 most influential people in the world.

PREP SPORTS: Friday's game postponements

April 17, 2015

Below are a list of Friday's prep sports schedule changes due to inclement weather in the area:

Bandys at Lincolnton, ppd. to April 27
Bunker Hill at East Lincoln, ppd. to Monday
Hibriten at Fred T. Foard, ppd. to TBD
Maiden at West Caldwell, still on
Patton at St. Stephens, ppd. to April 25
West Lincoln at Newton-Conover, varsity at 5 p.m (JV to follow)

Cooperative Extension offers workshops, activities throughout the calendar year

April 17, 2015

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service (NCCES) is dedicated to non-formal education for the public. We are a service funded by federal, state, and county funds; dedicated to connecting end users to the research and information generated by our state’s two land grant universities – North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T.

Red Hot Spelling Bee

April 17, 2015

A team of teachers from Discovery High School in Newton were named champions of the Ninth Annual Red Hot Spelling Bee. The team battled it out in the championship round against the team representing the city of Newton and took home the first-place trophy after correctly spelling the word “kraken”.

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