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February 20th, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

February 20, 2014

Scotty Ray Shook, age 50, of Claremont, died on Feb. 18, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Feb, 23, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Conover with Rev. Howard Stroup officiating.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

February 20, 2014

No Obituaries were reported at press time

February 19th

Newton Fire Department does more than save lives

February 19, 2014

A cheerful breakfast around the table with a close group of friends can get serious very quickly at the Newton Fire Department. The eggs and bacon have to be put on hold at the sound of the siren.

“We come in, we pick at one another and we have a good time, but when the pager goes off, everything changes,” said Captain Jackie Lail. “It’s time to put our game face on.”

Fox files for N.C. House’s 96th District seat

February 19, 2014

With a goal of serving as a citizen legislator, Hickory native Joe Fox launched his election campaign for the North Carolina House of Representatives District 96 seat.

He seeks the Republican nomination in the May 6 primary.

Behind Connor’s big night, Red Devils in SD-7 finals

February 19, 2014

Behind a stout performance both offensively and defensively, the Newton-Conover boys basketball team marched its way into the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A championship game.

The Red Devils led Bunker Hill by 14 points after the first quarter and coasted to a 76-40 victory against the Bears in the conference tournament semifinals Wednesday at CVCC’s Tarlton Complex.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's prep scoreboard

February 19, 2014

Below is a look at Wednesday's conference tournament playoff games involving the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A:

Southern District 7

Girls

First-round scores
No. 1 Bandys 81, No. 8 West Lincoln 14
No. 2 Bunker Hill 64, No. 7 East Lincoln 15
No. 3 Maiden 45, No. 6 Lincolnton 35
No. 4 Newton-Conover 57, No. 5 West Caldwell 23

Boys

February 18th

Two-car crash ends with woman in hospital

February 19, 2014

Newton Police and Fire departments responded to an accident on Hwy 10 at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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.

Council approves grant agreement, contingency fund

February 19, 2014

Newton City Council's retreat has been anything, but a vacation.

The council was on retreat starting on Monday and ending today, discussing new ways to improve the city.

During the retreat, the council held its regularly scheduled meeting at a not-so familiar location — the Newton Expo.

Every player scores in round one win for Red Devils

February 18, 2014

With contributions from both its starting five and bench, the Newton-Conover boys basketball team advance in the SD-7 tournament.

The Red Devils defeated West Lincoln, 90-51, at home on Tuesday to move on to tonight’s round two at CVCC’s Tarlton Complex.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's tournament scoreboard

February 18, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's conference tournament playoff games involving the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A:

Southern District 7

Girls scores
No. 1 Bandys 81, No. 8 West Lincoln 14
No. 2 Bunker Hill 64, No. 7 East Lincoln 15
No. 3 Maiden 45, No. 6 Lincolnton 35
No. 4 Newton-Conover 57, No. 5 West Caldwell 23

Boys scores

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