May 5th, 2015
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
SD-7 baseball first round
No. 1 East Lincoln 7, No. 8 Bandys 5
No. 2 Bunker Hill 12, No. 7 Lincolnton 2
No. 5 Newton-Conover 9, No. 4 Maiden 3
No. 3 West Lincoln 10, No. 6 West Caldwell 9
SD-7 softball first round
No. 1 West Lincoln 15, No. 8 Newton-Conover 0
Read more of Rice's award in the Wednesday edition of the O-N-E
Catawba Valley Community College recently recognized the fifth graduating class of its annual Student Leadership Academy.
Students selected for the academy in fall 2014 received their certificates of completion at a special Student Leadership Symposium held at the Crowne Plaza in Hickory.
North Carolina (AP) â€” Residents in North Carolina can expect more deer visiting flower beds, dining in vegetable gardens and wandering along roads this spring and summer.
The Citizen-Times of Asheville reports (http://avlne.ws/1JotpsM ) that 18 percent fewer white-tailed deer were harvested by hunters in North Carolina last deer season than the year before.
Georgetown, S.C. â€” Man grows marijuana 50 yards from Police Department
A 20-year-old is facing multiple charges after marijuana plants police say he was growing were found about 50 yards from the Georgetown, South Carolina City Police Department.
RockTenn in Conover is hosting a recycling event by collecting aluminum drink cans until the end of May. All proceeds will be donated to the St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Hospital. Donations accepted at RockTenn on 3rd Street SE in Conover. For any questions, call 464-5560.
LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” 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.
LONDON (AP) â€” 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.
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.
This upcoming Sunday, May 3, First Presbyterian Church of Newton will be observing their annual Youth Sunday.
"Youth Sunday is our regular worship service â€“ just led by our youth group which consists of sixth graders to seniors in high school," said First Presbyterian's Senior Pastor, Steven Barnes.