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March 26th, 2015

Pinwheel event to raise child abuse

March 26, 2015

The sun reflecting off of the metallic blue and silver curls of one spinning pinwheel glimmers enough to catch a person’s eye. When thousands are planted in the ground, the statement made is undeniable. Each year, on April 1, child protection agencies across the country take time to plant and admire these sparkling wheels that serve as a national symbol for child abuse awareness.

Newton man arrested for asault

March 26, 2015

Jerry Wayne Benfield, 47, of North Davis Avenue in Newton was arrested on Tuesday by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office.

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.

Claremont woman accused of drug trafficking

March 26, 2015

Katherine Johnson Sutherland, 58, of River Bend Road in Claremont was arrested on Tuesday by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office.

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.

March 25th

Bandys' Sigmon returns from injury, inspiring others

March 25, 2015

Valentine’s Day 2014 is one Bandys softball player Mary Catherine Sigmon won’t forget.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

March 25, 2015

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

Baseball
Bunker Hill 6, Hibriten 0
St. Stephens 3, Newton-Conover 0

Softball
Fred T. Foard 8, West Lincoln 7
Newton-Conover 20, Statesville 3
South Iredell 15, St. Stephens 7

Boys tennis
Lincolnton 8, Bunker Hill 1

Newton man pleads guilty in drowning death of stepson

March 25, 2015

A Newton man serving prison time in the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections for robbery with a dangerous weapon in Burke County pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the drowning death of his stepson during Catawba County Superior Court.

On the clock-Shuford holds annual Career Day

March 25, 2015

Local professionals from Conover and the surrounding areas volunteered to participate in Shuford Elementary School’s two-day Career Day this week.

On Tuesday, kindergarten, fourth and fifth grade students rotated through various stations both inside and outside the school to get a hands-on look at jobs they could pursue in the future.

Streetscape plan hits phase two

March 25, 2015

“We’ve been working on the Streetscape Plan for at least 10 years,” said City of Newton Mayor Anne Stedman. “This council decided to make that plan into a reality.”

The Newton Streetscape Plan is underway. The first phase of the Streetscape began with the first official Streetscape Plan meeting on Jan. 12 – starting the introduction of specific strategies for redevelopment in Newton.

March 24th

Red Devils outlast obstacles, Wolves in 3-1 victory

March 24, 2015

Jessica Hayes picked an interesting game to return to the soccer field for Newton-Conover.

In a contest that included a coach being dismissed from the field, four goals and an injury, the Lady Red Devils prevailed past Lincolnton 3-1 at Gurley Stadium.

It was the first game back for Hayes since injuring her toe during last year’s 2A West Region final against West Stokes.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's spring sports scores

March 24, 2015

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

Baseball
Bunker Hill 5, Bandys 2
Maiden 7, West Lincoln 1
Newton-Conover 4, Lincolnton 3
South Caldwell 15, St. Stephens 0

Softball
Bandys 5, Bunker Hill 0
Lincolnton at Newton-Conover, no report
South Caldwell 9, St. Stephens 0
West Lincoln 3, Maiden 0

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