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September 9th, 2014

Red Devils rise one spot to No. 9 in latest AP poll

September 9, 2014

The Newton-Conover football team moved up one spot in this week’s Associated Press prep football poll.

The Red Devils, who were ranked 10th in the first poll of the season last week, received a total of 33 votes this week to jump to No. 9.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scores

September 9, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Girls tennis
Hickory 9, Newton-Conover 0
St. Stephens 7, Bunker Hill 2

Volleyball
Bunker Hill 3, West Caldwell 0
Maiden 3, Lincolnton 0
Newton-Conover 3, East Lincoln 0

Boys soccer
Bunker Hill 3, West Caldwell 2
Hickory 3, St. Stephens 2 (from Monday)

VIDEO: Apple Announces iPhone 6

September 9, 2014

In the highly anticipated announcement, Apple unveils a bigger, better, thinner, and expensive iPhone. Jen Markham has all the details.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September 9, 2014

Bobby Joe Evans Jr. 54 of Conover died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Frye Regional Medical Center. The Evans family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

Paul Heyward Allison, III, age 48, of Conover passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Allison family.

Startown Lockdown

September 9, 2014

A student at Startown Elementary spotted two men walking down the road carrying guns on Monday afternoon and alerted his teacher, according to Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.

The school contacted Newton Police and followed procedure to remain under lockdown while police officers searched the area with assistance from Sheriff’s deputies.

Butts and Beans coming to Catawba Co.

September 9, 2014

If you like barbeque, the 4th annual “Butts and Beans” competition is the place to be.

What began at Tommy Poovey’s Vale farm in 2010, has grown so large that it is now being held at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds.

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.

Red Devils come home in style

September 9, 2014

Newton-Conover soccer Greyson Frye chases down East Lincoln’s Garrett Reavis during Monday’s home and conference opener at Gurley Stadium. Behind Alan Espirilla’s five goals, the Red Devils moved to 1-0 in SD-7 play. For more on the game, see Page 8 of the Tuesday edition.

Corridor plan is discussed

September 9, 2014

The big topic of discussion at last nights County Commissioners meeting was the Highway 150 Corridor Plan.

The plan addresses a series of issues.

In implementing the plan, a focus on the Community Facilities and Public Services would take place.

Death penalty on the table

September 9, 2014

Sharman Odom, accused killer of Maggie Daniels, made a short appearance in court Monday morning where he learned that the death penalty will remain on the table.

Prosecutors said there were two aggravating gactors, making the case a capital case.

Of Odom is convicted a post-trial hearing will decide his sentencing — life in prison or death row.

September 8th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's sports scores

September 8, 2014

Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Junior varsity football
Hickory 38, Newton-Conover 13

Girls tennis
Fred T. Foard 6, Bunker Hill 3
Fred T. Foard 3, Newton-Conover 0 (from Saturday)
North Iredell 3, Fred T. Foard 0 (from Saturday)
St. Stephens 5, Maiden 4

Prep volleyball

The Newton-Conover boys soccer team survived a downpour in the first half against Lincolnton on...
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Bandys...
Newton-Conover has moved up one spot in the third Associated Press poll of the season. Coming off a...