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April 1st, 2015

Pairings for 25th Annual Easter Classic are released

April 1, 2015

The pairings for the 25th Annual Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic were released on Wednesday.

The event, which starts on Monday, will feature Hickory, St. Stephens, Fred T. Foard, Bunker Hill, Maiden, Newton-Conover, Watauga and West Caldwell.

The tournament will take place at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

Newton sees rash of B&Es

April 1, 2015

Newton Police Department responded to multiple breaking and entering calls on Friday and another on Sunday.

Around 9 a.m. on Friday, a vacant commercial building owned by Douglas Eugene Punch located in the 1600 block of Hwy. 10 was broken into and several hand tools were stolen. Maj. Tim Hayes said it appeared that someone forced entry to a door during the break-in.

Depot Authority moving forward with museum plans

April 1, 2015

The Newton Depot Authority is currently working to raise funding for a Southeastern Narrow Gauge and Shortline Museum to be created within the restored Newton Depot location.

The creation of the Chester and Lenoir Narrow Gauge Railroad began in 1873.

Sherrills Ford man pleads guilty of luring a minor

April 1, 2015

A Sherrills Ford man will spend 12-24 months behind bars after pleading guilty in Catawba County Superior Court to attempting to lure a minor child to get into a car with him.

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.

Newton man gets 18-22 years for sexual offense plea

April 1, 2015

Aaron Christopher Lackey, 25, of Newton, will spend 18-22 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple sexual offenses with a minor child during Catawba County Superior Court Monday, March 30, 2015.

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.

Head-on collision in Conover

April 1, 2015

A two car head-on collision shut down part of the intersection of Rock Barn Road and Thornburg Drive in Conover around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning. The incident involved a Ford Explorer and a Nissan Sentra.

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.

March 31st

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

March 31, 2015

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

Baseball
Bandys 11, Newton-Conover 4
Bunker Hill 3, West Caldwell 1
Fred T. Foard 10, St. Stephens 0
Maiden 5, Lincolnton 4

Softball
Bandys 11, Newton-Conover
Bunker Hill 13, West Caldwell 3
Fred T. Foard 3, St. Stephens 1
Maiden 15, Lincolnton 2

Girls soccer

Catawba County GOP Announces Officers

March 31, 2015

The Catawba County Republican Party (CCGOP) held its County Convention on March 7th, 2015 with the following slate of officers elected to serve in 2015-2017.

Race for Grace

March 31, 2015

Runners dash from the start line during Saturday’s N.C. Troopers Footchase and 5K in Conover.

On the hunt...Newton’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

March 31, 2015

The baseball and softball tournament brackets in the Northwestern 3A/4A have been released. Below...
The baseball and softball tournament brackets in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A have been...
The Carolina Panthers made a splash Friday in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Trading up...

 

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