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October 29th, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014

Mary Catherine Rader Sigmon, age 91, of Conover passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Sigmon family.

Ronnie Morris Weatherly, age 71, of Conover passed away Monday, October 27. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Weatherly family.

Doctor accused of trafficking drugs

October 29, 2014

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office, SBI and DEA have been conducting an investigation on Dr. John Woodruff Kessel. The investigation is in reference to fraud elute drug prescriptions.

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

‘He’s a fighter’

October 29, 2014

A tiny, three-pound and nine-ounce gift was delivered earlier than expected on Aug. 17 to Casey and Tyler McKinney, of Conover. Their baby, Koltin, was born premature at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

“Everything went well with the pregnancy and the delivery was fine,” Casey said. “We didn’t have any reason to worry.”

October 28th

Sometimes there's more to sports than just winning

October 28, 2014

Driving back from Tuesday’s 2A West Region final in girls volleyball between Bunker Hill and Hendersonville, I reflected on the season’s final match and also the Lady Bears’ remarkable run.

Bunker Hill fell in the contest to the two-time defending state champion Lady Bearcats, 3-0, but the match — and the season for that matter — was much more than the final result.

PREP SOCCER: Playoff scores and schedule

October 28, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's playoff scores and Wednesday's playoff matches involving Catawba County boys soccer teams:

2A playoffs
Newton-Conover 8, Madison 0
Bandys (9-10-1) at Trinity (15-4-2), 6 p.m. tonight

3A playoffs
Hickory 4, Concord 2
Kings Mountain (10-10-1) at Fred T. Foard (17-3-2), 6:30 p.m. tonight

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

October 28, 2014

On Sunday, October 26, 2014, Dezaree Ratchford Kale, age 89, woke up in Heaven. Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC is honored to serve the Kale family.

Richard Everett Gavin Sr. 68 of Maiden passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Gavin family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

Spooktacular in Newton

October 28, 2014

Downtown Newton was filled with ghost and goblins Saturday evening for the Newton Halloween Spooktacular. Kids of all ages were treated to games and goodies as they trunk-or-treated and also had a costume contest.

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.

Dr. Hart earns state's highest civilian honor

October 28, 2014

Dr. Bob Hart (bottom center) was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award Saturday during the Hart Square Festival. Dr. Hart is pictured with the Hart family-- son Eric Hart and his wife Margaret hart and their three kids, Robert, Abby and Rebecca Hart. Other son is Keith Hart and his wife Lisa Hart. Their son, Carson Hart.

On the road to ‘Captain’

October 28, 2014

Driving along the open road is one of Derrick Whittle, Sr.'s favorite pastimes. For the past 34 years, Whittle has been able to drive for a living as a professional truck driver.

October 27th

Saturday, October 25, 2014

October 27, 2014

Curtis Dean White, 68, of Newton, NC went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice of Newton. The White family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

Richard E. Gavin 68 of Maiden passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Bennett Funeral Service of Conover.

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