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June 14th, 2012

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.

Hickory Crawdads handle Lakewood Blueclaws, 7-1

June 15, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads' bats exploded early and often, helping lift them to a 7-1 victory against the Lakewood Blueclaws on Thursday in New Jersey.

Hickory (36-30) scored five runs in the third inning to pull ahead, and added one run each in the fourth and ninth innings to pull away for the victory.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Friday, June 15

June 14, 2012

A group of four Catawba County men were indicted this week on charges related to a counterfeit money operation.

Read more about their charges in the Friday edition of The O-N-E.

Also inside Friday’s edition

READER POLL: Will you use the city pool?

June 14, 2012

Newton’s city pool opened this week for the summer.

Controversy among city leaders and citizens has swirled the past several years as Newton decided to spend money to open a pool that didn’t bring in an impressive number of swimmers.

Will you use the pool this summer?

Vote now in the latest reader poll at observernewsonline.com.

UNC still dealing with aftermath of NCAA probe

June 14, 2012

CHAPEL HILL — Three months after the NCAA hit North Carolina's football program with sanctions, the school is still cleaning up the lingering mess that has become more than just an athletics issue.

Men indicted on counterfeit charges

June 14, 2012

Four men were indicted this week on charges connected to a local counterfeiting operation that victimized local businesses earlier this year.

Her Paintings Are Her Footprints

June 14, 2012

Birthday celebrations came early for area folk artist Arie Reinhardt Taylor, who turned 91 years old June 13.

Newton veteran's home repairs complete

June 14, 2012

Crews will celebrate the completion of a home refitting project this weekend for a local Vietnam veteran in need.  

Purple Heart Homes Inc. will have a “Mission Complete” ceremony at the newly re-fitted home of Kevin Smith, a Newton resident and Navy veteran disabled in service.

Reunion pageant registration begins

June 14, 2012

Registration is under way for the 123rd annual Soldiers Reunion pageants.

Applications are now being accepted for the five Miss Reunion beauty pageants that are the forerunners of Catawba County's annual patriotic festival.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Thursday, June 14

June 14, 2012

Did you know there are deserts in Catawba County?

The county has food deserts — communities far removed from the nearest grocery store or fresh food source.

Learn about the effort to provide these areas access to fresh foods in the Thursday print edition of The Observer News Enterprise.

Also in Thursday’s edition:

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...
The Greater Hickory Kia Classic golf tournament won't be returning for a 13th year on the Champions...
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...

 

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