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August 28th, 2014

Johnson, 49ers open second season with 33-9 win

August 28, 2014

BUIES CREEK — Matt Johnson and the Charlotte 49ers football team kicked off their second-ever campaign with a 33-9 victory on the road Thursday night against Campbell.

Johnson completed 14-of-30 passes for 189 yards in the contest for the Niners (1-0).

JV FOOTBALL: Thursday's scoreboard

August 28, 2014

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

JV football scores
Bandys 32, Fred T. Foard 0
Maiden 26, West Iredell 14
Newton-Conover 28, Lexington 16
St. Stephens 42, Bunker Hill 32

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's sports scores

August 28, 2014

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

Volleyball
Bunker Hill 3, Lincolnton 0
Maiden 3, Bandys 0
Newton-Conover 3, West Caldwell 0

Prep tennis
Draughn 5, Newton-Conover 4

Boys soccer
Bunker Hill 3, Hibriten 3
Hickory 4, Forestview 3

Thursday, August 28, 2014

August 28, 2014

Lala Lee Weathers Hedgepath Young, age 97, of Newton passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Young family.

Betty Ann Philyaw 75 of Maiden died Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Sherrills Ford Hospice House. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Justice Center Expansion Underway

August 28, 2014

Work on the Catawba County Justice and Public Safety Center project is progressing and may be more obvious to those passing by or visiting the campus as construction of a new parking deck has begun.

A touch of Grace

August 28, 2014

After a long summer away from campus, Lenoir-Rhyne University students returned to bring the Hickory campus back to life.

Standing tall in the heart of LR’s campus is a structure new to this year’s students — Grace Chapel.

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

Fries, Rides and Good Times

August 28, 2014

Samuel Biggerstaff, 7, of Vale, twisted the ribbon of his red balloon in anticipation as he tried his best to sit still on the picnic table at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds. Samuel’s balloon was free for playing a skee ball game at the annual American Legion Fair in Hickory.

“Even though I only scored 90 points and you needed 200 to win, it was fun,” he said.

August 27th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

August 27, 2014

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

Volleyball
Fred T. Foard 3, Freedom 0
Hickory 3, Patton 0
Kings Mountain 3, Fred T. Foard 2 (late Tuesday)
Watauga 3, St. Stephens 1

Boys soccer
Bunker Hill 6, Cherryville 0
Hickory 2, Bandys 0
Lincoln Charter 3, Maiden 2
St. Stephens 4, West Forsyth 0

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August 27, 2014

Charles Rhodes Corriher, age 90, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, August 25, 2014. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the Corriher family.

Newton Businessman Corriher passes at 90

August 27, 2014

Newton has lost a prominent businessman, World War II Army Captain and charter member of the Newton-Conover Rotary Club.

Charles Rhodes Corriher, age 90, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, August 25, 2014.

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

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