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VIDEO: The Best Halloween Costumes for Pets

October 31, 2014

Halloween is the perfect time to have fun, pet owners! Why not let your pet in on the fun with a new costume this season.

October 30th

Saints top Panthers, take over NFC South lead

October 31, 2014

In a game that could go a long ways in determining this year's NFC South champion, New Orleans dominated Carolina on Thursday night.

Capitalizing on a second quarter fumble by Cam Newton near the goal line, the Saints took control and never looked back, winning 28-10 at Bank of America Stadium.

Johnson, Williams fill in the gaps to Foard’s success

October 30, 2014

Since a successful 2008 season, the Fred T. Foard football program has struggled.

With three head coaches and eight wins during the next five seasons, the Tigers fought to rekindle their previous success.

That was until this season.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Searching for answers

October 30, 2014

Both riding losing streaks, the Newton-Conover football team travels to Claremont tonight to take on Catawba County rival Bunker Hill.

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.

JV FOOTBALL: Thursday's county scores

October 30, 2014

Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:

Oct. 30 scores
Bunker Hill 53, Newton-Conover 12
Maiden 14, East Lincoln 0
St. Stephens 33, Freedom 18
South Caldwell 48, Fred T. Foard 7
Watauga 42, Hickory 20
West Lincoln 38, Bandys 6

PREP SOCCER: Saturday's playoff schedule

October 30, 2014

Below is a look at Saturday’s 2A and 3A boys soccer playoff games involving Catawba County teams:

2A playoffs
Lexington (8-11-5) at Newton-Conover (21-1), 6 p.m. (at Bunker Hill)

3A playoffs
Asheville (12-7-2) at Fred T. Foard (18-5-2), 7 p.m.
Hickory (15-6-1) at Weddington (19-1-1), 6 p.m.

Friday, October 31, 2014

October 30, 2014

Loraine Collins Setzer, 75 of Conover passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:55 a.m. The Setzer family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton 828-464-1555.

Kelly Brown Perkins Moore, age 50 of Newton, passed away, October 27 at her residence. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Moore family.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

October 30, 2014

Dale Eugene Mackie, 68, of Claremont passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford. The Mackie family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, N.C.

Elbert Monroe Beasley, Jr. age 69, of Conover passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at his residence. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Beasley family.

Professional monsters lurking in Newton

October 30, 2014

About 50,000 thrill-seekers are expected to brave the darkened depths of Carowinds amusement park for Halloween this weekend. Each fall, the park stays open late on weekends throughout October for the Scarowinds Halloween Haunt.

500 monsters work in the various sections of the park to spook guests — and a few are from Newton.

VIDEO: Bumgarner Shines As Giants Win World Series

October 30, 2014

Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night

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