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October 28th, 2014

Dr. Hart earns state's highest civilian honor

October 28, 2014

Dr. Bob Hart (bottom center) was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award Saturday during the Hart Square Festival. Dr. Hart is pictured with the Hart family-- son Eric Hart and his wife Margaret hart and their three kids, Robert, Abby and Rebecca Hart. Other son is Keith Hart and his wife Lisa Hart. Their son, Carson Hart.

On the road to ‘Captain’

October 28, 2014

Driving along the open road is one of Derrick Whittle, Sr.'s favorite pastimes. For the past 34 years, Whittle has been able to drive for a living as a professional truck driver.

October 27th

Saturday, October 25, 2014

October 27, 2014

Curtis Dean White, 68, of Newton, NC went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice of Newton. The White family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

Richard E. Gavin 68 of Maiden passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Bennett Funeral Service of Conover.

Flag presented in Claremont

October 27, 2014

Members of Cargo Transporters in Claremont received a special surprise on Friday afternoon when a young man in uniform showed up at the company’s door.

“We had no idea he was coming,” said Shawn Brown, vice president of safety for the company. “He was just a local boy who felt moved and compelled to present us with this special flag.”

Dual employment not a public issue, not uncommon

October 27, 2014

“The last few weeks have been the most challenging I have experienced as your Mayor,” said Shawn Brown, mayor of Claremont as he opened up Thursday’s special called city council meeting. “However, I do truly believe adversity and challenging situations make us better leaders.”

The agenda for the meeting listed only one item of business — a fire department discussion.

PREP SOCCER: Playoff brackets released finalized

October 27, 2014

Below is a look at the preliminary boys soccer playoff brackets involving Catawba County teams, as well as other conference teams:

2A West brackets
No. 32 Madison (7-12-2) at No. 1 Newton-Conover (20-1), 6 p.m. Tuesday
No. 27 Bandys (9-10-1) at No. 6 Trinity (15-4-2), 6 p.m. Wednesday

Other area 2A teams

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Bears set time for 2A West final

October 27, 2014

Bunker Hill High School has set its game time for Tuesday's 2A West Region volleyball final in Claremont.

The Lady Bears (21-6) welcome Hendersonville (25-2) for a 6 p.m. match on Tuesday with a chance for both teams to reach the state championship game.

October 25th

Bears best Red Devils, advance to 2A West finals

October 25, 2014

The Bunker Hill volleyball team completed the Catawba County playoff gauntlet on Saturday, and in the process, advanced to its first 2A West Region final.

The Lady Bears rallied from down a set to defeat Newton-Conover, 3-1, and advance to the state semifinals.

October 24th

Wolves tally 449 yards on ground in 51-8 win over N-C

October 24, 2014

Rushing for 449 yards, Lincolnton dominated in its football game Friday night at Gurley Stadium, spoiling Newton-Conover’s Homecoming with a 51-8 victory.

N.C. State commit Darian Roseboro led the Wolves (7-2, 4-1) with 124 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns — giving the 6-foot-4, 270-pound senior 19 rushing touchdowns on the season.

Foard scores 31-unanswered in win against Hickory

October 24, 2014

Down 14-0 in the first quarter to Hickory, the Fred T. Foard football didn't fret.

The Tigers proceeded to make the game's next five scores in a 31-14 victory against the Red Tornadoes.

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

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