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February 4th, 2014

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scores

February 5, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:

Boys basketball
Bandys 41, Maiden 39
East Lincoln 62, Newton-Conover 60
Hickory 69, St. Stephens 58

Girls basketball
Bandys 99, Maiden 36
Bunker Hill 47, Lincolnton 29
Hickory 59, St. Stephens 44
Newton-Conover 51, East Lincoln 32

Prep wrestling

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February 4, 2014

Fleeta Eckard Cook, age 86, of Hickory, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Cook family.

February 3rd

Development of Conover Station continuing

February 4, 2014

The city of Conover approved a new public/private partnership at Monday’s city council meeting that will bring 45,000-square feet of retail development to the northernmost point of Conover Station. The plan lines up exactly with the city’s original master plan for the space.

Board of Commissioners approves Grant of Easement

February 4, 2014

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners approved a Grant of Easement on Monday during the first of its bi-monthly meetings.

The Board unanimously approved the grant to Piedmont Natural Gas for the purpose of installing a natural gas pipeline across a 2.37-acre tract located on Highway 70.

Host Red Devils win SD-7 wrestling tournament

February 4, 2014

The Newton-Conover wrestling team defended home turf on Saturday at the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A tournament.

The host Red Devils won the event by tallying 224.5 total points to second-place West Caldwell’s 159 points

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.

Tigers claim Northwestern 3A/4A wrestling title

February 3, 2014

The Fred T. Foard wrestling team claimed the Northwestern 3A/4A championship during Saturday’s conference match at Patton High School.

The Tigers tallied 243.5 points, which was better than St. Stephens’ 156 points.

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.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February 3, 2014

Phillip “Phil” Talmadge Leonard, age 80, of Catawba, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at his residence. The Leonard family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee, 828-465-2111.

January 31st

Board of Elections Director Brewer retiring Feb. 28

February 1, 2014

With the director of the Catawba County Board of Elections retiring this month and the 2014 election cycle escalating, the three-member local elections board is scrambling to hire a replacement for him.

Local restaurants gear up for ‘Super Sunday’

February 1, 2014

On Sunday, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawk will square off against one another in the 48th edition of the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Local restaurants in Catawba County are also gearing up for the big game, as well.

Lady Trojans roll to their 17th win of the season

February 1, 2014

Nobody has been able to stop the Bandys girls basketball team this entire season.

After Friday, you can add Lincolnton to the list of unsuccessful challengers.

The Lady Trojans pulled ahead 35-7 after one quarter on their way to a 94-26 win against the Lady Wolves.

Bandys improves to 17-0 overall and 8-0 in conference games.

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