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May 13th, 2014

Honoring Nunnery

May 13, 2014

The Louis Nunnery School of Ballet is getting ready for their big performance.

The School will perform The Prince and the Mermaid May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Old Rock School Auditorium in Valdese.

Gretchen Wilson, instructor at the school, said the students have been working hard to get ready for their performance.

Shots fired at home in Newton

May 13, 2014

A busted window remains after law enforcement used gas to force a couple out of their home after responding to shots fired at 927 Della Lane in Newton on Sunday night.

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.

There she blows

May 13, 2014

Newton firefighters Jarrin Tucker and Dylan Jolly check water pressure on a fire hydrant Monday morning as part of the annual fire hydrant maintenance and testing. The Fire Department will be concentrating on the fire hydrants in the northwest quadrant (north of A Street and west of Main Avenue) for the next several weeks.

May 12th

PREP BASEBALL: First-round playoff schedule

May 12, 2014

Below is a look at the baseball playoff brackets involving Catawba County teams:

2A West baseball
No. 4 Chase (8-13) at No. 1 Bunker Hill (20-5), 7 p.m. Wednesday
No. 3 Maiden (11-9) at No. 2 Mountain Heritage (10-10), 6 p.m. Tuesday

3A West baseball
No. 4 Asheville (9-12) at No. 1 Fred T. Foard (17-7), 6 p.m. Wednesday

PREP SOFTBALL: First-round playoff schedule

May 12, 2014

Below is a look at the softball playoff brackets involving Catawba County teams:

2A West softball
No. 3 Chase (10-7) at No. 2 Bandys (13-6), 6 p.m. Wednesday
No. 4 Bunker Hill (20-2) at No. 1 East Rutherford (20-2), 6 p.m. Tuesday

3A West softball
No. 3 Fred T. Foard (9-12) at No. 2 Piedmont (17-8), TBD

PREP SOCCER: First-round playoff schedule

May 12, 2014

Below is a look at the soccer playoff brackets involving Catawba County teams:

2A West soccer
No. 30 Wheatmore (6-12-2) at No. 3 Newton-Conover (15-3), TBD
No. 26 Maiden (9-10) at No. 7 Parkwood (11-5), 6 p.m. Tuesday
No. 18 Bandys (10-7) at No. 15 Central Academy of Technology and Arts (8-7-3), TBD

3A West soccer

Classic cars convene around courthouse

May 12, 2014

Hotrods and classic rides will fill the streets of downtown Newton on Saturday, May 17 as two car-lover events come to town.

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.

Roc’N and ready for business

May 12, 2014

Roc’N Oven may be a new business, but owner Kevin Baier knows what it takes to be successful in this industry. For Baier, he is his own boss.

“I didn’t want to work corporate America,” he said. “I wanted to be self-employed.”

'My little best friend'

May 12, 2014

"Come on Mama, you can do it," Laney Clark said as she encouraged her mom through the end of the Susan G. Komen race last year.

Laney's mother Erin, 36, was diagnosed with breast cancer March 2012 — and re-diagnosed this year.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

May 12, 2014

Joe Franklin Robinson, Jr. died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Asbury Care Center in Charlotte. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home in Newton.

Lou Ella Williams, 65, of Vale died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at her residence. A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at First Freewill Baptist Church in Maiden.

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