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March 20th, 2015

Norton bounces back from head injury to lead CVCC

March 20, 2015

Brandyn Norton doesn’t remember much about June 22, 2013.

“The last thing I remember was throwing a pitch,” he said. “Then, I heard a noise.”

Pitching with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning in an American Legion baseball game between Asheville Post 70 and Hickory Post 48, Norton was struck in the head by a line drive.

Fred T. Foard's Schmidt receives top scholarship

March 20, 2015

A Fred T. Foard athlete has received a prestigious honor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Senior Jacob Schmidt is a recipient of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship, which is given to a high school senior demonstrating exceptional impact and academic achievement.

Only about three percent of those who apply for the scholarship receive it.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's scores, postponements

March 20, 2015

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

Softball
Bandys at Maiden, ppd. to March 30 at 4:30 p.m.
Fred T. Foard 15, Patton 0 (five innings)
St. Stephens 12, Hickory 2

Baseball
Bandys at Maiden, ppd. to Saturday

Girls soccer
Bunker Hill 1, Lincolnton 1 (OT - from Thursday)

Hoos, Spartans advance to Round of 32 in Charlotte

March 20, 2015

Virginia and Michigan State both advanced to the Round of 32 of the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament with victories in Charlotte on Friday.

The No. 8 Spartans (24-11) held off a late charge from ninth-seeded Georgia to come away with the 70-63 win in the day's opening game.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Kid-Friendly 'Good Morning' Juice

March 20, 2015

Chef Curtis Stone makes a delicious juice your kids will love.

Answering the call

March 20, 2015

"Catawba County 911, what is the address of your emergency?"

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week -- someone's there to answer your call.

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

Maiden Man Arrested For Facebook Threats on Law Enforcement, Probation Absconder

March 20, 2015

Lincolnton, NC – Local, State and Federal officers arrested a Maiden man at a Lincoln County location after he issued threats against law enforcement on his Facebook page.

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

Welcome Home

March 20, 2015

Five-year-old Brianna Kelly’s face lit up nearly as bright as the big, pink bow in her hair when she realized what was really going on. In front of her peers at Concordia Christian Day School in Conover, Brianna’s mom had stopped by the school for a surprise visit — the first time the two had seen each other face to face in eight months.

March 19th

BREAKING: Danny Anderson hired to lead Maiden

March 19, 2015

Maiden High School sent shockwaves through the high school basketball scene on Thursday with the hiring of Danny Anderson

On the same day former boys basketball coach Pat Kahny resigned, the Blue Devils hired Anderson, a longtime head coach at West Caldwell, to assume the vacated position.

Maiden High School released a statement regarding Anderson’s hire on Thursday.

The Fork in the Road

March 19, 2015

Let’s face it. We’re drowning in passwords.

Below is a look at Friday's spring sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Baseball East...
Below is a look at Thursday's spring sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls soccer...
Valentine’s Day 2014 is one Bandys softball player Mary Catherine Sigmon won’t forget.

 

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