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October 15th, 2014

Boyles wins fourth title, Bandys boys three-peat

October 15, 2014

Corbin Boyles finished his undefeated streak in conference championship meets on Wednesday.

The Maiden senior won his fourth-straight conference championship at Wednesday’s SD-7 Cross-Country title meet at Southside Park in Newton.

The Bandys boys cross-country team won its fourth-straight team title, led by fourth-place finisher Yates Goodson.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

October 15, 2014

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

Boys soccer
East Lincoln 5, Maiden 3
Fred T. Foard 4, Freedom 2 (Tigers take over first place in NWC)
Newton-Conover 3, Bunker Hill 0 (Red Devils clinch SD-7 title)
St. Stephens 2, Watauga 0
West Caldwell 7, Bandys 2

Volleyball

SD-7 championship (at West Caldwell H.S.)

M.S. ROUND UP: Wednesday's football scores

October 15, 2014

Below is a look at Wednesday's middle school football scores involving Catawba County teams:

Oct. 15 scores
Newton-Conover 26, Arndt 20
Northview 28, Jacobs Fork 20
Maiden 12, River Bend 6
Mill Creek at Grandview, postponed to today

BREAKING: Helms resigns as Hickory football coach

October 15, 2014

Mike Helms has resigned as the head coach of the Hickory High School football team.

Ray awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

October 15, 2014

Sylvia K. Ray is North Carolina's newest member of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The former managing editor of The Observer News Enterprise was surprised with the award during Tuesday’s Rotary meeting.The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is awarded by the governor as the state's highest civilian honor.

‘Healing Haven’

October 15, 2014

Katheryn Harlan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, causing a double mastectomy and a burst in her motivation for a cure.

Harlan began raising money in benefit of a cure in 2005 when she partnered with the Susan G. Komen foundation to insure that the money that her project raised was going to be used appropriately. Harlan continued her partnership with Komen through 2006.

From Badge to Board

October 15, 2014

Newton Police Chief Don Brown will be tacking on some more responsibility as he takes over one of the open seats on the Catawba County Schools Board of Education.

DA’s office staying put

October 15, 2014

After a heated primary and runoff election, Burke County Attorney David Learner is gearing up to take the District Attorney seat for the 25th prosecutorial district — serving Catawba, Burke and Caldwell counties. He will be unopposed on the ballot in November.

October 14th

Red Devils are No. 7 heading into key game Friday

October 14, 2014

The Newton-Conover football team remained in seventh place in the latest Associated Press prep football poll for North Carolina, which was released on Tuesday.

The Red Devils (6-0-1) received a total of 74 votes, which was more votes than they’ve received in the past two weeks (62 and 60, respectively). N-CHS once again received one first-place vote in the poll.

BREAKING: Weather affects prep sports schedule

October 14, 2014

Below is a look at prep sports schedule changes due to inclement weather in the area:

Boys soccer
Bandys at Bunker Hill, ppd. to Thursday

Cross-country
SD-7 championships at Southside Park, ppd. to 5 p.m. Wednesday

Girls tennis (dual team playoffs)
Newton-Conover (9-2) at Parkwood (10-1), ppd. to Wednesday

Volleyball

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