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March 27th, 2015

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep scoreboard

March 27, 2015

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

Baseball
East Lincoln at Maiden, ppd. to Saturday
Newton-Conover at Bunker Hill, ppd. to Saturday
St. Stephens 3, Freedom 1
South Caldwell 7, Fred T. Foard 4

Softball
East Lincoln 8, Maiden 7
South Caldwell 12, Fred T. Foard 0 (five innings)
St. Stephens 3, Freedom 2

Finding your passion

March 27, 2015

"I'm so so fortunate to be in Conover," said City of Conover Planning Director Lance Hight. "Working in a place like this has allowed me and my department to do so well."

Hight began working for the City of Conover is 2004, just after graduating from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor's Degree in City and Regional Planning.

‘Just a mom’ making a difference

March 27, 2015

Laurie Powell squealed with excitement when she read that Senate Bill 445 and House Bill 355 had passed their first reading on Thursday. The companion bills were filed on Wednesday after Powell spent a year advocating for “Burt’s Law” in response to a tragic incident that involved the abuse of her son, Burt.

March 26th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's prep sports scores

March 26, 2015

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

Girls soccer
Bandys 4, West Lincoln 0
Newton-Conover 8, Bunker Hill 1

Boys tennis
East Lincoln 5, Maiden 4
Newton-Conover 9, Bunker Hill 0
St. Stephens 9, Freedom 0

SD-7 golf (at Lenoir C.C.)
1. Newton-Conover, 148
**Trey Burton medalist with 34**

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.

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