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March 14th, 2014

New center aims to aid people from all backgrounds

March 14, 2014

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is opening the doors to opportunity for those in Catawba County who are interested in gaining job skills, no matter what their age or background.

Goodwill’s newest Career Connections Center, located at 837 Conover Blvd. West, opens on Wednesday.

Search for No. 7: Trojans ready for Raiders in Raleigh

March 14, 2014

After 31 games and four championships, the Bandys girls basketball team is on the cusp of history.

The Lady Trojans have a chance to win the program's seventh state title on the court Saturday.

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

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's sports scoreboard

March 14, 2014

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:

Baseball
Bunker Hill 13, West Lincoln 3
Maiden 13, Newton-Conover
St. Stephens 4, Hibriten 3
West Caldwell 12, Bandys 6
Watauga at Fred T. Foard, no report

Softball
Bandys 9, West Caldwell 1
Bunker Hill 6, West Lincoln 2
Fred T. Foard 4, Watauga 1
Maiden 11, Newton-Conover 1

Friday, March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014

Audrey Christina Troutman Mundy, age 85, of Catawba, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Mundy family.

March 13th

Fundraiser aids family of fallen Newton businessman

March 13, 2014

One local family needs your help.

Funds are being raised to help assisted the family of Michael Norris, a U.S. Air Force veteran, who owned and operated of Norris Auto Clinic in Newton.

Norris unexpectedly passed away on March 4.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's sports scores

March 13, 2014

Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:

Baseball
Bunker Hill 11, Fred T. Foard 2

Softball
Fred T. Foard 6, Maiden 1
Bunker Hill at Wilkes Central, ppd.

Girls soccer
St. Stephens 5, Wilkes Central 0

Boys tennis
Newton-Conover 7, Bandys 2
St. Stephens at Bunker Hill, ppd.

Boys golf

Thursday, March 13, 2014

March 13, 2014

Dorothy “Dot” Rose Eckard Sipe, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed peacefully into eternal glory with her Creator on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 after a period of declining health at Conover Nursing Home. The Sipe family has entrusted arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC.

March 12th

Volunteers gear up to help save lives

March 12, 2014

Survivors often have hills to climb. For Carla Davis, those became physical hills at the first annual Get Your Rear In Gear 5k Run/Walk in Hickory last year.

Davis is a 10-year colon cancer survivor who firmly believes that early detection of colon cancer saves lives. She will be serving as a team captain for the Get Your Rear in Gear event on March 22.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's prep scores

March 12, 2014

Below is a look at Wednesday's scores and postponements involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
Fred T. Foard at Bunker Hill, ppd. to Thursday

Girls soccer
Fred T. Foard 6, Maiden 0
Bandys at North Lincoln, ppd.
St. Stephens at Wilkes Central, ppd. to Thursday

Boys tennis
Fred T. Foard at East Burke, no report

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014

Hope Brooks, age 60, of Hickory, died Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Frye Regional Medical Center. Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 28148-0142

James Julius Funk II, 83, of Conover, died on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Conover Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Conover. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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