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October 24th, 2014

PREP FOOTBALL: Friday night's football scores

October 24, 2014

Below is a look at Friday's prep football scores involving Catawba County teams and a statewide scoreboard:

Oct. 24 scores
Bandys 48, Bunker Hill 18
Fred T. Foard 31, Hickory 14
Lincolnton 51, N-CHS 8
Maiden 55, West Lincoln 7
South Caldwell 35, St. Stephens 14

Oct. 24 scores
Albemarle 23, North Stanly 15
Alleghany County 41, West Wilkes 21

VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school

October 24, 2014

A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun, the Seattle

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Red Devils-Bears set game time

October 24, 2014

The game time for the fourth-round volleyball playoff game between Newton-Conover and Bunker Hill has been announced.

The Lady Red Devils (17-7) travel to face the Lady Bears (20-6) on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Bunker Hill advanced in the playoffs on Thursday with a thrilling 3-1 victory against rival Maiden — 23-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-18.

Friday, October 24, 2014

October 24, 2014

Thomas David West, age 23, of Newton, passed away unexpectedly in Greensboro on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the West family.

Fire guts garage

October 24, 2014

Fire fighters from Bandys and Catawaba Fire Departments hose down what is left of a two-story garage on East Bandys Crossing after a Thursday morning fire destroys the building . According to a neighbor Susan Chafin, a passer-by noticed smoke coming from the structure. “I went outside to look for myself and saw smoke. Then it just went up in flames.”

Tillis to visit Balls Creek Republican Fish Fry

October 24, 2014

Huge cast-iron pots will smoke over a wood fire and flames will flow out through the chimneys on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Bandys High School. The Balls Creek Republican Fish Fry is held every two years and features food, fellowsip and entertainment.

Education Matters

October 24, 2014

Seniors from six area high schools spent time this week learning about career and higher education options at Catawba Valley Community College through the Education Matters program.

October 23rd

GAME OF THE WEEK: Red Devils host Wolves

October 23, 2014

The Newton-Conover football team will try to bounce back from its first loss of the season tonight when it hosts Lincolnton in another key conference contest.

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.

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Thursday's third-round scores

October 23, 2014

Below is a look at Thursday's third-round volleyball playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:

2A playoffs
Bunker Hill 3, Maiden 1 (23-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-18)
- Lady Bears improve to 20-6
- Lady Blue Devils end season 16-8

Newton-Conover 3, Brevard 1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-21, 25-23)
- Lady Red Devils improve to 17-7

3A playoffs

JV FOOTBALL: Thursday's county scores

October 23, 2014

Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:

Oct. 23 scores
Bunker Hill at Bandys, ppd. to Monday
Hickory 44, Fred T. Foard 7
Lincolnton 32, Newton-Conover 18
South Caldwell 39, St. Stephens 19
West Lincoln 22, Maiden 15

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