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February 18th, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February 18, 2014

Dr. John C. James of Maiden, went to be with his heavenly father at Abernathy Laurels on Feb. 15, 2014. Goodin-Drum funeral home, of Maiden, is serving the James family.

Bobby Eugene Lail, age 75, of Conover, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Lail family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

February 17th

Local author describes her childhood accounts

February 18, 2014

Newton native Becky McRee is home again and is married to a high school classmate. But during the years since their 1961 graduation, she lived in one of the world’s bloodiest war zones as the daughter-in-law of a Moslem sheikh and traveled the globe repeatedly.

Coulter appointed to replace Loudermelt

February 18, 2014

The Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education appointed a brand new member on Monday night.

The Board appointed Bernard Coulter to the vacant seat left by Scott Loudermelt, who resigned on Jan. 24 after serving for 10 years.

Red Devils, Lady Trojans end regular season on top

February 18, 2014

The Newton-Conover boys and Bandys girls basketball teams closed out regular season championship seasons on Monday with a pair of the victories.

To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's prep scores

February 18, 2014

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

Girls basketball
Bandys 91, Newton-Conover 48
Maiden 46, Lincolnton 41
West Caldwell 38, Bunker Hill 34
St. Stephens 66, Fred T. Foard 26 (from Saturday)

Boys basketball
Lincolnton 72, Maiden 52
Newton-Conover 85, Bandys 72
West Caldwell 53, Bunker Hill 41

Saturday, February 15, 2014

February 17, 2014

Maggie Pope Korn, 89, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on Feb. 12, 2014 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. The Korn family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover.

February 14th

Clifton Smith officially sworn as district court judge

February 14, 2014

The Honorable Clifton H. Smith was appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to fill the seat of the retiring 25th District Court Judge Suzanne Owsley.

Smith was sworn in by Chief District Court Judge Robert Brady in a ceremony on Friday at the 1924 Courthouse in Newton.

New Newton fire station breaks new ground

February 14, 2014

Not even the snow and ice could put out the fire in Newton.

City officials, along with the police and fire department personnel, were in attendance for Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new fire station headquarters.

David Learner to make district attorney run

February 14, 2014

Attorney David Learner has filed in Raleigh with the State Board of Elections as a candidate for District Attorney for Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba counties.

Known throughout the local criminal justice system, Learner has been a prosecutor and a trial attorney who has earned a reputation for honesty and integrity.

Weather affects season finales, tournaments

February 14, 2014

Winter weather this past week forced changes in the prep sports schedule.

Five regular season finales in boys basketball were postponed from Friday, including Bandys at Newton-Conover, Bunker Hill at West Caldwell, Hickory at Hibriten, Maiden at Lincolnton and St. Stephens at Fred T. Foard.

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