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April 26th, 2012

Gingrich visits Conover

April 26, 2012

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich spoke with Conover residents on Thursday in what is expected to be one of his final campaign stops before he shuts down his White House bid.

Gingrich spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at Sidewalk Café, addressing everything from popular political issues, to President Barack Obama, to likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

Catawba County arrests, incidents

April 26, 2012

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents and arrests this week.

Arrests

April 26
* Rodney Adam Stanus, 45, of Hickory, was arrested on a charge of unauthorized use of conveyance and criminal damage to property (vandalism). He was held in the Catawba County Detention Center on a $1,000 unsecured bond.

April 25

The O-N-E Morning Read: Thursday, April 26

April 26, 2012

Catawba Valley Community College was evacuated after a "perceived threat" to safety at the school, while at Lenoir-Rhyne University a chemical bomb exploded in a dorm room.

More details on these stories are available in the Thursday edition of The Observer News Enterprise.

Dear editor: Marriage amendment adds discrimination to N.C. Constitution

April 26, 2012

Dear editor:

I am 21 years old. I went through 13 years of school in Catawba County Schools, plus two more at CVCC. I now attend Appalachian State.

Through all my years of school, history has shown me that groups of people have always fought for equal rights.

April 25th

Newton-Conover football coach search continues

April 25, 2012

Newton-Conover athletic director Billy Leeson gave an update Wednesday on the status of the next Red Devils varsity football coach.

To read this update on the NCHS head football coaching search, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, the Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Indians edge Red Devils

April 25, 2012

St. Stephens earned a 4-3 victory against Newton-Conover on Wednesday's "Senior Night" in Hickory.

The Indians trailed 3-1 late until they scored one run in the fourth and a pair of runs in the fifth to pull ahead.

Senate votes to delay postal closings

April 25, 2012

The Senate offered a lifeline to the nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on Wednesday, voting to give the struggling agency an $11 billion cash infusion while delaying controversial decisions on closing post offices and ending Saturday delivery.

Redick, Magic shoot way past Bobcats 102-95

April 25, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. — J.J. Redick had six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 31 points as the Orlando Magic held off Charlotte 102-95 on Wednesday night, the Bobcats' 22nd consecutive loss.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

April 25, 2012

Bryte Shull Bostian, 98, of Conover, died Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.  The Bostian family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Conover.

Chemicals explode in Lenoir-Rhyne dorm

April 25, 2012

No one was injured when a chemical-filled plastic drink bottle exploded Tuesday night in a bathroom inside a Lenoir-Rhyne University dorm.

Hickory fire and police personnel responded to Morgan Dorm just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a call of an explosion.

For the second time in less than a week, the St. Stephens junior varsity football team tasted...
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Bunker...
Will Saenger scored three goals — all in the second half — leading Fred T. Foard to a 5-0 victory...

 

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