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April 21st, 2015

BREAKING: East Lincoln QB Surratt heading to Duke

April 21, 2015

East Lincoln quarterback Chazz Surratt wasted little time announcing his college decision on Tuesday afternoon.

The 6-foot-3 junior signal caller announced he will play for Duke University during a ceremony held in East Lincoln's gymnasium.

Surratt chose the Blue Devils over North Carolina, Wake Forest and Vanderbilt.

60-second weather changes

April 21, 2015

"It's a three step process," said Catawba County Emergency Services' Karyn Yaussy.

Spring months are known for their 60-second weather changes. Flood and tornado watches and warnings are typically in Catawba County during this time of year. It’s important to be prepared for emergency weather situations. There's a few steps that can be taken in order to do so:

Looking Better Together: Newton commission helps neighbors tackle yard work

April 21, 2015

NEWTON, N.C. – City of Newton Appearance Commission members came together to spruce up a neighbor’s yard as part of the Looking Better Together program.

Looking Better Together is about helping senior citizens, disabled people and veterans with simple landscaping projects around their homes.

April 20th

PREP SPORTS: Monday's game postponements

April 20, 2015

Below is a look at Monday's prep sports schedule and postponements involving Catawba County teams:

Bandys at West Caldwell, ppd. to Wednesday
Bunker Hill at East Lincoln, ppd. to Wednesday
Hibriten at St. Stephens, ppd. to Wednesday

Bandys at West Caldwell, ppd. to Wednesday
Bunker Hill at Lincolnton, ppd. to Wednesday

NBA Playoffs Recap and Predictions

April 20, 2015

The NBA Playoffs started this past Saturday. We are going to look at the results and give predictions on how the rest of the series goes. We will start in the Eastern Conference first.

Eastern Conference

Game 1
Chicago Bulls 103
Milwaukee Bucks 91

Mystery Surrounds Historical Anniversary

April 20, 2015

Friday marked 150 years since the only recorded incident of wartime military action in Catawba County, when a local Confederate soldier was killed by Union troops. Research into the fabled event, however, now calls into question the identity of the dead warrior.

Newton man arrested for being on child premises as a sex offender

April 20, 2015

Shalaby Alin Haqq of 2162 Stove Drive in Newton was arrested Thursday by Catawba County Sheriff’s Deputies.

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.

Autism awareness ‘All month long’

April 20, 2015

Stacy Huffman’s K-5 grade classroom is not your typical learning environment.

A side room filled with a trampoline, hammock, and other mobile activities designates a separate space away from classwork for students to release energy.

April 19th

Kenseth ends 51-race drought with win at Bristol

April 19, 2015

BRISTOL, Tenn. — After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane.

It took him nine hours to get there Sunday at a water-logged Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kenseth snapped a 51-race losing streak by holding off Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson on one final restart in NASCAR's determined effort to stage a complete race.

April 17th

Bandys' Jesse Little sets track record at Bristol

April 17, 2015

Having never raced at Bristol Motor Speedway, Sherrills Ford resident Jesse Little made his mark at the track quickly on Thursday.

The 18-year-old Bandys High School senior set a track record in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, winning the pole for Saturday's PittLite 125.

Below is a look at Tuesday's American Legion baseball scores involving teams from Catawba County:...
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The Hickory Sportsman’s Club welcomed Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning for its bi-annual meeting...


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