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May 4th, 2015

'Avengers' sequel is second biggest US opener of all time

May 4, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.

But "Avengers: Age of Ultron" failed to top the all-time record of the first film's $207.4 million debut in 2012.

Britain's new princess is named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

May 4, 2015

LONDON (AP) — It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, on Monday announced the name they picked for Britain's newborn princess, a choice seen as a tribute to both Prince William's parents and grandmother, the queen, as well as a link to Kate's family.

Newton trio arrested for stealing, stealing again

May 4, 2015

On Tuesday, three Newton citizens were arrested at Walmart on Highway 70 in Hickory after stealing items, returning those items on a gift card, and then attempting to buy items with the gift card.

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

Newton church recognizes annual Youth Sunday

May 4, 2015

This upcoming Sunday, May 3, First Presbyterian Church of Newton will be observing their annual Youth Sunday.

"Youth Sunday is our regular worship service – just led by our youth group which consists of sixth graders to seniors in high school," said First Presbyterian's Senior Pastor, Steven Barnes.

May 3rd

BREAKING: NWC baseball, softball brackets released

May 3, 2015

The baseball and softball tournament brackets in the Northwestern 3A/4A have been released.

Below is a complete schedule of games:

Northwestern 3A/4A baseball

First round (at higher seed)
No. 8 Freedom (2-19) at No. 1 South Caldwell (21-0), 7 p.m. Tuesday
No. 5 Watauga (12-11) at No. 4 Hickory (11-8), 7 p.m. Tuesday

May 2nd

BREAKING: SD-7 baseball, softball brackets released

May 2, 2015

The baseball and softball tournament brackets in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A have been released.

Below is a complete schedule of games:

SD-7 baseball

First round (at higher seed)
No. 8 Bandys (4-16) at No. 1 East Lincoln (17-5), 7 p.m. Tuesday
No. 5 Newton-Conover (9-11) at No. 4 Maiden (13-8), 7 p.m. Tuesday

May 1st

BREAKING: Panthers trade up, draft WR Funchess

May 1, 2015

The Carolina Panthers made a splash Friday in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Trading up with the St. Louis Rams from the 57th pick, Carolina selected Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess with the 41st pick in the second round of the draft.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep scoreboard

May 1, 2015

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

Bunker Hill 8, West Caldwell 5
Lincolnton 4, Maiden 2
Newton-Conver 5, Bandys 2
Fred T. Foard 9, St. Stephens 5

Bunker Hill 7, West Caldwell 1
Fred T. Foard 5, St. Stephens 2
Lincolnton at Maiden, no report
Newton-Conover at Bandys, no report

VIDEO: Shaq Thompson goes No. 25 to the Carolina Panthers

May 1, 2015

Prosecutor charges 6 Baltimore officers in Gray's death

May 1, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying "no one is above the law."

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