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April 23rd, 2012

Stand Down serves at least 125 needy residents

April 23, 2012

The inaugural Foothills Homeless Veterans Stand Down served more than 125 veterans this weekend, event officials said Monday.

The 10-county collaborative Stand Down delivered medical screenings, dental care, clothes, food and other forms of assistance to homeless and veteran citizens in the region.

UPDATED: N.C. Senate GOP reveals plan for eliminating teacher tenure

April 23, 2012

North Carolina's public school teachers would see employment tenure eliminated, but become eligible for performance bonuses under an education reform package rolled out Monday by Senate Republicans.

Wind knocks out power in Newton

April 23, 2012

Strong winds knocked down power lines in South Newton on Monday, leaving businesses, day cares and government agencies without electricity for several hours.  

To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

CCS superintendent search continues

April 23, 2012

Catawba County Schools leaders continue the district's superintendent search process today.

The CCS Board of Education is scheduled to meet in closed session at 11:30 a.m., and a personnel discussion is the only item on a meeting agenda provided by the system.

April 22nd

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

April 22, 2012

Monday, April 23
St. Stephens softball vs. East Gaston
Bandys softball at Fred T. Foard

Maiden tennis at East Burke
Bandys tennis vs. South Iredell
Bunker Hill tennis vs. West Caldwell
Newton-Conover tennis vs. Draughn

NWC tennis tournament

CVAC golf at Catawba C.C. (N-C)

Foard soccer at Mooresville
Newton-Conover soccer vs. Challenger

Crawdads sweep Savannah, Richardson tops win list

April 22, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads finished a four-game sweep of the Savannah Sand Gnats on Sunday with a 1-0 rain-shortened victory in South Atlantic League play.

The lone run plated came in the top of the third when Hanser Alberto lined out to pitcher Michael Fulmer. Combined with throwing errors by Fulmer and center fielder Tillman Pugh, Christopher Grayson came across home plate from second base.

April 20th

Foard's Lucas Harris hurdling disability, rivals

April 21, 2012

Fred T. Foard senior Lucas Harris, who has been deaf since he was 3 years old, is overcoming obstacles in his life and on the track.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition (Saturday-Monday) of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Robinson, Crawdads top Sand Gnats in 13 innings

April 21, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads pulled out a 13-inning victory Friday against Savannah in South Atlantic League play.

Third baseman Drew Robinson led the 'Dads (10-5) with three RBIs, including a two-RBI double that plated Jeremy Williams and Kellin Deglan.

Outfielder Chris Grayson drove in the other run in the 13th frame for the 'Dads. His double scored Robinson.

Catawba County's week ahead

April 20, 2012

Newton will gather citizens of all races, nationalities and backgrounds Saturday for Unity Day at Southside Park.

Also this week, the world's longest-running "Phantom of the Opera" performer visits Catawba County this week.

And a Saturday race will benefit Balls Creek Elementary School.

For more on these events and other happenings, read on.

This week's criminal convictions

April 20, 2012

The following residents were convicted of felonies this week in Criminal Superior Court:

* Joseph Maurice Craig, 32, of Conover, was convicted of felony possession of firearm by felon, felony failure to report change of address – sex offender, felony possession of cocaine and two counts of felony habitual felon. He was sentenced to 101-134 months in the N.C. Department of Correction.

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