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April 22nd, 2015

N-CHS names new principal

April 22, 2015

Newton-Conover City Schools is excited to welcome Mr. Chris Penley as the principal of Newton-Conover High School. Mr. Penley has served as the principal of Lakeshore Middle School in Mooresville since January, 2013.

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.

Village Approved

April 22, 2015

“Do you hear that?” Mike Roth questioned to the audience at Monday night’s Catawba County Board of Commissioners’ meeting as he waved around a silent tape recorder. “That’s the sound of 200 pristine acres in Terrell that have just been ravaged.”

April 21st

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

April 21, 2015

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

Baseball
Bunker Hill 9, Lincolnton 3
East Lincoln 5, Newton-Conover 0
Fred T. Foard 7, Patton 3
Hickory 5, St. Stephens 3
Maiden 6, Bandys 0

Softball
Bandys 7, Maiden 2
Bunker Hill 12, Lincolnton 2
East Lincoln 9, Newton-Conover 3
Fred T. Foard 14, Patton 2 (five innings)

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:

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

Softball
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.

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