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June 18th, 2012

Lilly, Mitchell post strong finishes at NC Amateur

June 18, 2012

Newton's Thomas Lilly and Conover's Lee Mitchell both posted solid thir and fourth rounds at the 52nd Annual North Carolina Amateur Championships this past weekend in Durham.

Lilly fired third and fourth rounds of 6-over-par 78 and even-par 72 to finish the tournament with a 12-over-par 300, tying him for 35th place.

June 15th

Veteran official Charles Henry reflects on tenure

June 16, 2012

Motivated by his lost chance to go to college, Maiden native and Newton resident Charles Henry used officiating to better himself and those around him.

Blueclaws clip Crawdads in New Jersey, 4-3

June 16, 2012

Surviving two rallies by Hickory that tie its game, Lakewood scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to come away with the 4-3 victory on Friday in New Jersey.

The Crawdads (36-31) tied the game twice — in the top of the sixth inning on a Zach Cone RBI single and in the top of the eighth inning on a Luis Sardinas RBI sacrifice fly.

With NBA defections, UNC ready to go guard-heavy

June 16, 2012

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina is going from attacking inside with several scoring options to focusing its attention on the perimeter.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

June 15, 2012

Glenda Smyre, of Maiden, died Friday, June 15, 2012, after a battle with cancer since 2002.  Goodin-Drum Funeral Home is serving the Smyre family.

Claremont collecting history

June 15, 2012

Claremont officials are asking residents to share a piece of the past to help preserve the history of the city.

The city of Claremont is on a mission in 2012 to collect old photographs, artifacts and other forms of media to increase the city’s historical collection.

County set to review incentives

June 15, 2012

Catawba County commissioners will consider adopting new economic incentives on Monday that will make it easier to eradicate or re-use old, vacant industrial buildings.

This week's felony convictions

June 15, 2012

The following defendants were convicted of felony offenses and sentenced this week in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.

* Samuel John Hull, 18, of Claremont, was convicted of five counts of felony breaking or entering and four counts of felony larceny and was sentenced to 5-6 months in the Division of Adult Correction.

BREAKING: Truck driver dies in I-40 crash

June 15, 2012

A tractor-trailer driver died in a Thursday rear-end collision with another tractor-trailer on Interstate 40 near Claremont, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Highway patrol officials say traffic was backed up in a construction zone on I-40 East when a tractor-trailer failed to slow down and hit another tractor-trailer.

June 14th

Speedy Whitfield helps fill Post 48 outfield void

June 15, 2012

After a knee injury sidelined Post 48 starting center fielder Phillip Carroll, Ky’Rawn Whitfield stepped in to take his place.

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.

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