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December 10th

New Trojans football coach to be named today

December 11, 2012

Bandys High School has called for a noon press conference today to name only its fifth football coach in the past 49 years.

After head coach Randy Lowman decided to step down as head football coach after 26 years, as well as athletic director effective Dec. 31, Bandys High School announced it would have a replacement named either this past Friday or today.

'Booze It and Lose It' checkpoint conducted

December 11, 2012

Weather was a factor for the Newton Police Department, Conover Police Department and N.C. Highway Patrol, on Friday, Dec. 7.

The three departments worked together late Friday evening to conduct a drunk driving checkpoint at the intersection of N.C. 16 and E 20th Street in Newton.

December 7th

A sneak peek at CVMC’s new medical pavilion

December 8, 2012

The hospital welcomes all who have been invited to attend next week's dedication that is planned for Monday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The dedication will feature tours of the new facilities.

The goal for CVMC is to provide a one-stop shop for the patients who will be visiting the new pavilion.

December 6th

Pearl Harbor remembered in Catawba County

December 7, 2012

Some 71 years later, Dec. 7 is still a somber day for many military families as well as the older generations who lived to hear the news over the family radio.

For the Catawba County community, the day was when the first casualty from the county was killed.

Lowman reflects on coaching career at Bandys

December 7, 2012

One day after his retirement at Bandys High School, Randy Lowman reflected on his past 26 years as head football coach and a combined 38 years as both a coach and player at the school.

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

‘Christmas in the Park’ huge success

December 7, 2012

Tuesday night the City of Conover held its twenty-third annual “Christmas in the Park” celebration that was held in the Downtown Park Gazebo.

“This is the most fun we have had this year,” Conover resident Amy Asheford said. “We moved here in March and didn’t know that Conover really would go all out on a Tuesday night.”

Former NFL player visits local school

December 6, 2012

Tuttle Elementary School students from all grade levels cheered with excitement on Tuesday, Dec. 4 when ex-NFL Giants running back, Lee Rouson visited. School principal DeAnna Finger said the visit has been long overdue as the school has been trying to get a speaker for many years now.

December 5th

BREAKING: Lowman retires as Bandys football coach

December 5, 2012

Bandys football coach Randy Lowman is retiring after 26 years as head coach, the school announced on Wednesday.

Lowman, 58, is also leaving his teaching and athletic director positions. His last day at the school will be Dec. 31.

In 26 years as the leader of the Trojans' football program, Lowman tallied a 206-118-1 overall record, including a 104-75 mark in conference play.

November 30th

Harris earns accreditation

November 30, 2012

Catawba County Assistant County Manager Dewey Harris has earned the International City/County Management Association's (ICMA) Credentialed Manager designation.  Established in 2002, the ICMA Credentialed Manager program recognizes professional government managers whom the ICMA certifies as having a “commitment to continuous learning and professional development."

Police Raid suspected Meth lab

November 30, 2012

On Thursday, Nov. 29, Narcotics Investigators with the Newton Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence located 214 West G St.  in Newton. 

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