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September 15th, 2014

Getting to know Newton

September 15, 2014

The first session of Newton 101 began as most first days of class. Come in, sit down, and introduce yourself.

Newton 101 is a six week course aimed to enlighten students on the city's procedures and operations.

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.

Challege Accepted

September 15, 2014

Last week, O-N-E editor Seth Mabry issued the Ice Bucket Challenge to Newton Fire Chief Kevin Yoder and North Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt. Kelly Stewart. On Friday, they accepted the challenge, along with the rest of Newton’s fire department. The department gets doused while in front of a fire truck. Chief Yoder get the ice treatment. Sgt. Stewart is all smiles as he gets iced.

September 14th

Panthers avoid distractions, silence Lions, 24-7

September 15, 2014

Quarterback Cam Newton returned to the field Sunday against the Detroit Lions, leading the Carolina Panthers to their first 2-0 start since the 2008 season.

Newton tallied 300 yards of total offense and the Panther defense forced three Detroit turnovers in a 24-7 victory at Bank of America Stadium.

September 13th

Tigers topple Rebels, win second game of season

September 13, 2014

Weather delayed the second half of prep football between Fred T. Foard and West Lincoln high schools on Friday night.

The storms couldn't delay the inevitable result.

Behind running back Jacob Schmidt and quarterback Matt Williams, the Tigers ran past the Rebels for their second win of the season on Saturday, 42-28.

49ers score early, often in 40-28 win against Eagles

September 13, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. — Scoring 40-straight points, UNC Charlotte avenged a painful loss to North Carolina Central in its inaugural college football season last year with a 40-28 road victory on Saturday.

Bears down Trojans, are 2-0 for first time in six years

September 13, 2014

ETTRICK, Va. — Ranked No. 6 in NCAA Div. II, the Lenoir-Rhyne football team scored the game's final 23 points en route to a 33-6 victory over Virginia State on Saturday afternoon at Rogers Stadium.

September 12th

Deadlock and downpour: Red Devils, Patriots tie

September 12, 2014

A much-hyped match up on the football field between Newton-Conover and Freedom had a damper put on it Friday.

Rain and lightning forced a 13-13 tie between the two squads, and the game, which was stopped with 2:36 left until halftime, will not be made up.

Both teams will receive a tie on their regular season record as a result of the game.

RB Forte, QB Farley lead Blue Devils past Indians

September 12, 2014

Caleb Farley scored four touchdowns and Asani Forte added three in a 56-48 Maiden victory against St. Stephens on Friday in Hickory.

Forte rushed for a team- and game-high 226 yards in the contest for Maiden (3-0), while Farley added 124 on the ground and 50 through the air.

St. Stephens (1-2) was led by a pair of 100-yard rushers in Spencer Brown and Janarion Knox.

PREP FOOTBALL: Friday's gridiron scoreboard

September 12, 2014

Below is a look at Friday's prep football scores in Catawba County and around the area:

Catawba County scores
Alexander Central 36, Bandys 14
Fred T. Foard 28, West Lincoln 14 (postponed - resumes at 6 p.m. Saturday)
Freedom 13, Newton-Conover 13 (tie - game will not be made up)
Maiden 56, St. Stephens 48
Mooresville 42, Hickory 0 (final - game called due to weather)

BREAKING: Prep football affected by weather

September 12, 2014

Inclement weather in the area tonight is causing changes to the prep football schedule.

Below are the schedule changes involving Catawba County teams:

Prep football (week four)
Bandys at Alexander Central, moved to 6:30 p.m.
Fred T. Foard at West Lincoln, 7:30 p.m.
Hickory at Mooresville, 7:30 p.m.
Maiden at St. Stephens, 7:30 p.m.
Newton-Conover at Freedom, 7:30 p.m.

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