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November 19th, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November 19, 2014

Elbon Eugene Eckard, age 72, of Conover went to his heavenly home Friday, November 14, 2014. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Eckard family.

Alma Inez Reitzel Hefner, 93, of Hickory, NC, passed away, Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Drum Funeral Home in Hickory is honored to be serving the Hefner family.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November 19, 2014

Evelyn Ledford Barlowe, age 79, of Conover passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Brian Center- East in Hickory. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Barlowe family.

Veterans’ Garden

November 19, 2014

On Nov. 8, against the backdrop of a decorated military transport truck and equipment trailer, the Small Town Main Street-Veterans Garden of Honor (STMS-VGH) Committee hosted its official Groundbreaking Ceremony for a garden tribute to be built in the Town of Catawba to honor military Veterans and their families.

A helping hand

November 19, 2014

James Lutton’s face lit up with excitement when he saw the shiny, red mechanical hand that had been made just for him. Once he was all strapped in, six-year-old James was able to do something he had never been able to do - pick things up with his left hand.

November 18th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

November 18, 2014

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

Boys basketball
Fred T. Foard 60, West Lincoln 32
North Lincoln 74, Bandys 25

Girls basketball
Bandys 81, North Lincoln 14
West Lincoln 35, Fred T. Foard 28

St. Stephens 72, Draughn 9
St. Stephens 48, West Caldwell 27

November 17th

Saturday, November 15, 2014

November 17, 2014

Carlene Joan Martin Houk, 52, of Maiden passed away Friday, November 14, 2014 at her residence. She was born January 23, 1962 Guilford Co. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Houk Family.

Learning about the county

November 17, 2014

Catawba County University – a program offered to Catawba County residents that is built to enlighten and inform students on the inner workings of the County – is quickly approaching.

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.

Field Trip with Focus

November 17, 2014

At 10:35 a.m., a Newton Conover City Schools activity bus rolled up to Catawba Valley Community College’s Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) with smiling students eager to learn about Catawba County industry. Dan St. Louis, president of MSC, and Rodney Sigmon, prototype research and development, held the doors opened as they welcomed students from Newton Conover Middle School’s S.T.E.M.

November 16th

Red Devils shut out Nighthawks for second state title

November 17, 2014

Twenty-seven games. Eighteen shutouts. Twelve seniors. One state title.

Newton-Conover capped a 26-1 championship season on Saturday with a 2-0 victory against previously unbeaten First Flight at the Dail Soccer Complex on the campus of N.C. State University.

The state championship is the second for the Red Devils’ boy soccer program in seven seasons.

November 15th

Foard falls in first 3A boys soccer final to Crusaders

November 15, 2014

Cardinal Gibbons used its previous state championship experience to knock off Fred T. Foard on Saturday in the 3A boys soccer final at the Dail Soccer Complex.

Behind the play of championship game MVP Cooper Deplantis, the Crusaders cruised to a 5-0 victory against the Tigers.

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


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