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January 14th, 2015

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

January 14, 2015

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

Girls basketball
Hickory 69, Fred T. Foard 5

Boys basketball
Hickory 62, Fred T. Foard 53

Fred T. Foard 81, Hickory 0

Men's college basketball
CVCC 78, Guilford Tech 62

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January 14, 2015

Virginia H. Ham, 85, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Conover Nursing & Rehab. The Ham family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC

Joyce Ann Whitener Carpenter, age 78, of Charlotte passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Carpenter family.

Pep for your step

January 14, 2015

Jered Sturgill and Melvin Whistlehunt had a dream that day by day they are making into a reality. Their dream started this past summer as they were sitting around talking at a family barbeque.

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.

Home near Claremont ruled total loss after fire

January 14, 2015

A home on Stewart Rd. near Claremont burned to the ground on Sunday night.

“When we got there the whole attic and the roof was on fire,” said Oxford Fire Department Chief Wayne Smith.

The home was a mobile home that had been built onto, Smith said.

Library PIO to retire

January 14, 2015

Tammy Wilson, 60, “thought it would be fun” to work with the Catawba County Library System.

Originally volunteering for the library, she began working part time as the Public Information Officer in March of 2006 and is now retiring.

Newton gets ready for some rehab

January 14, 2015

“Towns all have their own personality – they’re like people,” said Allison Platt. “They’re each unique but they all have a certain something.”

The Downtown Streetscape Master Plan Review Committee and the City of Newton have partnered with Allison Platt & Associates and The Wooten Company to revamp and revitalize the heart of Newton.

January 13th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

January 13, 2015

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

Girls basketball
Maiden 50, Bunker Hill 44
South Caldwell 37, St. Stephens 33

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 70, Maiden 55
St. Stephens 57, South Caldwell 44

Maiden 61, Bandys 12

Pro Football Playoff Preview and Predictions: League Championship Round

January 13, 2015

Pro Football Playoff Preview and Predictions: League Championship Round

Green Bay @ Seattle 3:05pm
Betting: Over/Under: 47 Spread: Seattle -7

What to watch for:

BREAKING: School systems announce delays

January 13, 2015

Catawba County, Newton-Conover City and Hickory Public Schools are all operating on a two-hour delay on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.

All three schools issued statements Tuesday afternoon regarding the delays in normal schedule.

BREAKING: Athletic events postponed, moved up

January 13, 2015

Due to impending weather, several athletic events on Tuesday in Catawba County have been postponed or moved up in time.

Below is a look at today's schedule:

Girls basketball
Bunker Hill at Maiden, 4:30 p.m. (JV boys at same time in auxiliary gym)
Fred T. Foard at Hickory, ppd. to Wednesday
South Caldwell at St. Stephens, still on (JV games with running clock)

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