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April 14th, 2015

PREP SPORTS: Tuesday's game postponements

April 14, 2015

Below are a list of Tuesday's prep sports schedule changes due to inclement weather in the area:

Hibriten at St. Stephens, ppd. to Wednesday
Newton-Conover at Maiden, moved to 4:30 p.m. (JV after)
West Lincoln at Bunker Hill, moved to 6 p.m. (JV cancelled)
Bandys at West Caldwell, ppd. to Wednesday
Watauga at Fred T. Foard, still on


Painting Pete

April 14, 2015

First-grade students at Shuford Elementary School in Conover returned from a week-long spring break to an art class where they painted pictures of the groovy blue feline, Pete the Cat.

Teen indicted for possession of a weapon of mass destruction

April 14, 2015

Catawba County Sheriff’s deputies were searching the home of 16-year-old Jordan Luke Harwood on Providence Mill Road in Maiden for suspected stolen property on October 24, 2014.

During the search, they spotted an illegal weapon, according to Sheriff Coy Reid.

April 13th

Strunk joins NCHSAA Hall on Saturday

April 13, 2015

A Newton native and former Observer News Enterprise employee takes his place among the state's best on Saturday.

Rick Strunk is one of eight members of this year's North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Hall of Fame class, which will be officially inducted at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Friday Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina.

R U OK Program saving lives in Maiden

April 13, 2015

When Evelyn Lowman, 87, didn’t answer her daily “R U OK” phone call from the Maiden Police Department on March 26, Lt. Donna Hartman began to worry.

“I went out to check on her and couldn’t get her to the door,” Hartman said. “That’s always a little bit scary.”

Armed robbery at Dollar General

April 13, 2015

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Catawba County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an armed robber at the Dollar General located at the intersection of Highway 16 Business and Highway 150 near Denver.

A black male wearing a blue ski mask entered the store with a gun and demanded money from the clerk, according to Sheriff Coy Reid.

One dead after head-on collision

April 13, 2015

One person was confirmed dead after a head-on collision Friday afternoon.

At approximately 1:14 p.m on Friday, officials responded to an accident on Kool Park Road near St. Stephens High School in Hickory.

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.

April 10th

Maiden's Ikard wins NCHSAA sportsmanship award

April 10, 2015

Maiden senior cheerleader Amity Ikard takes pride in how she conducts herself while competing.

JV TOURNAMENT: Bears repeat as champs

April 10, 2015

Below is a look at Friday's scores from the Catawba County JV baseball tournament at Bunker Hill High School:

Consolation games (at Bunker Hill H.S.)
No. 4 West Caldwell 2, No. 6 Fred T. Foard 0
No. 2 Hickory 12, No. 7 Newton-Conover 2

Championship game (at Bunker Hill H.S.)
No. 1 Bunker Hill 7, No. 3 Alexander Central 1
(Bears second-straight title win)

April 9th

Crawdads three-hit Hagerstown in their opener

April 9, 2015

Giving up just two runs and three hits, the Hickory Crawdads earned a 5-2 win in their season opener Thursday at L.P. Frans Stadium against the Hagerstown Suns.

'Dads starter Ariel Jurado and relievers Adam Parks and John Fasola combined for the three-hitter, striking out 15 Suns batters during the contest.

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