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November 14th, 2014

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.

November 12th

A look at Newton-Conover's freshman five

November 12, 2014

On a senior-laden Newton-Conover boys soccer team, it’s easy to spot the quintet of Francisco Tapia, Xavier Tapia, Jason Mejia, Orlando Gildo and Aldayr Ozuna.

The five freshmen for the Red Devils have helped to fill the gaps in what they hope will be a state championship season.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November 12, 2014

F. E. Thornburg, Jr., age 89, died Saturday, November 8, 2014, at his residence in Newton, NC. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton, NC, is honored to serve the Thornburg family.

Veteran’s Day Events

November 12, 2014

Hickory Post 48 2nd Vice Commander Levi Helton gets a serving of barbecue for lunch with help from Gayle Norris during the 10th annual Veterans Day meal at the Catawba County Government Center in Newton.

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.

‘Heading’ to state finals

November 12, 2014

Newton-Conover’s Greyson Frye, heads a ball during Tuesday’s 2A West Region final against Franklin. The Red Devils and Fred T. Foard soccer teams advance to the state finals with victories on Tuesday.

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.

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