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March 5th, 2015

Conover council talks health, manor

March 5, 2015

March 2015 was proclaimed as Give Healthy and National Nutrition Month for the city of Conover at their City Council meeting this past Monday, March 1.

"It's a program that Catawba County Health and Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries have worked together on and now they're asking all of the municipalities to get the word out," said Conover City Manager Donald Duncan.

March 4th

Bandys’ Lackey playing through three torn ligaments

March 4, 2015

During a scrimmage this summer, the unthinkable happened to Bandys senior basketball player Haleigh Lackey.

The ACL in her left knee was torn — as were both her medial and lateral menisci.

“I was feeling like my life just basically ended,” Lackey said. “Basketball is my life. That’s all I ever do is eat, sleep and breathe basketball.”

Bandys’ Kendyl Medlin plays on for sister Kasey

March 4, 2015

Playing basketball together since they were 4 years old, the bond between twin sisters Kendyl and Kasey Medlin runs extremely deep.

“We think the same things, and I know where she is sometimes,” Kasey said. “It’s just instinct.”

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

March 4, 2015

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

Alexander Central 15, St. Stephens 2
Fred T. Foard 11, Maiden 0
South Iredell 8, Bandys 7

Alexander Central 4, St. Stephens 2
Bandys 10, Shelby 9
Hickory 16, Newton-Conover 13
South Caldwell 8, Maiden 4

Boys tennis

PREP BASKETBALL: Regional pairings and times

March 4, 2015

Below is a look at the 2A and 3A West Region pairings involving Catawba County teams, as well as their location and time:

2A West Region semifinals (at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds (Annex))
Bandys (25-1) vs. East Davidson (27-0), 5:30 p.m. Thursday
**Winner faces either Wilkes Central (23-4) or R-S Central (21-5) in 2A West final at noon Saturday**

Teen Convicted

March 4, 2015

A Catawba County teen pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection with a stabbing death during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, March 2, 2015.

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.

Newton man guilty of 46 sexual offenses

March 4, 2015

A Newton man was sentenced to no less than 160 years of prison time for multiple sexual offenses spanning more than a decade.

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.

Sunset Drive fire torches porch

March 4, 2015

Conover Fire Department responded to a house fire on Sunset Drive just after 11 a.m. on Tuesday. The fire started on the front porch of the residence, according to Chief Mark Hinson, and resulted in no injuries.

“It was a small house fire there,” Hinson said. “We had it under control in about 15 minutes.”

Chief: Man was cutting fuel tank at time of blast

March 4, 2015

Officials said a man was cutting the end of “an old fuel tank” when an explosion blew through the outbuilding he was working in at 3986 N.C. Highway 16 North on Monday afternoon.

The man suffered burns to 80 percent of his body and was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital following the incident. Officials had no update on his condition Tuesday.

March 3rd

Trojans rally, reach sixth-straight West Regional

March 3, 2015

Down 10 points at halftime to visiting Madison, the Bandys girls basketball team wouldn’t be denied.

Powered by Kendyl Medlin’s 19 points, the Lady Trojans won 65-60 to advance to their sixth-straight 2A West Regional.

The victory for Bandys is its 64th in a row at Bost-Matheson Gymnasium. The team’s last home loss took place Jan. 25, 2011 against Newton-Conover.

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