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May 21st, 2014

BB&T robbed in Claremont

May 21, 2014

A Claremont Police patrol car stops all incoming traffic going into the BB&T Bank in Claremont after an armed suspect held up the bank shortly after noon on Tuesday. Police are looking for a white male around 5’8” with a scruffy beard wearing a gray shirt and sunglasses. The O-N-E will have more on this in the Thursday edition.

Sistas on the Run

May 21, 2014

Meet a group of girls who are Sistas on the Run.

The group meets every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Southside Park in Newton. The mission is to encourage and motivate women of all ages, sizes and ethnicities to be active and to achieve their fitness goals.

“The event is for all women from all different cultures,” said Batanya Vixaysak.

May 20th

PREP PLAYOFFS: Tuesday's third-round scores

May 20, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:

Bunker Hill 4, East Rutherford 0

Madison 13, Bandys 3 (Lady Trojans finish season 15-7)
North Lincoln 8, Fred T. Foard 4 (Lady Tigers finish season 11-12)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014

Adelaide Powell Huffman, 83, of Spencer Road, Conover passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014 following a brief illness at Catawba Regional Hospice surrounded by most of her family. The Huffman family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home in Hickory.

CCS Teacher of the Year in awe of her accomplishment

May 20, 2014

Jeana Link gets to travel to new, exciting worlds while she's on the clock.

Her students get to share those experiences, too — through Link's literature classes at Bunker Hill High School.

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.

Maiden man gets 105 years for child sex offenses

May 20, 2014

District Attorney James C. Gaither, Jr announces the conviction of Ron Christopher Rogers, 42, of Maiden, NC, for (F) Rape of a Child (6 counts), (F) First Degree Sex Offense with a Child (6 counts) and (F) Indecent Liberties with a Child (6 counts) today in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.

Weekend of fun

May 20, 2014

Downtown Newton was hopping over the weekend as several events filled the streets on Saturday and Sunday.

May 19th

PREP PLAYOFFS: Third-round game schedule

May 19, 2014

Below is a look at the third round of playoff games involving Catawba County teams:

No. 1 East Rutherford (14-10) at No. 1 Bunker Hill (22-5), 7 p.m. Tuesday

No. 2 Bandys (14-6) at No. 1 Madison (22-3), 6 p.m. Tuesday
No. 3 Fred T. Foard (11-11) at No. 1 North Lincoln (19-5), 6 p.m. Tuesday

Girls soccer

Saturday, May 17, 2014

May 19, 2014

Pansy “Pat” Carswell Wright died Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at her residence in Fayetteville, NC. A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the home of Pauline Smith.

Knopp is a woman in a man’s world

May 19, 2014

There are not too many women in the firefighting profession these days.

“I am the only female on Conover Fire Department,” said Tina Knopp.

Knopp is currently a volunteer fire fighter for the CFD. Though she has her E.M.T., Knopp explains why she wanted to be a fire fighter.

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