April 17th, 2012
Claremont rescuers and civic leaders will honor the late councilman P.J. Stanley this weekend during the cityâ€™s annual barbecue event.
â€¨The 12th annual Claremont Rescue Pig Picking and Poker Run will take place all day Saturday throughout the region.
Registration for the event begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Tilleyâ€™s Harley-Davidson in Statesville.
Catawba County has one of the lowest percentages of uninsured people in North Carolina, according to a medicine study released this week.
New data from a North Carolina Institute of Medicine study says Catawba County has about 21,000 uninsured residents ages 0-64.
That makes up about 16.5 percent of the total population, which the study says is one of the lowest percentages statewide.
A. Elizabeth Totherow Gunter, of Gastonia and Lincolnton, died Saturday, April 14, 2012. The Gunter has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
RALEIGH â€” An appeals court says a judge made the right decision when he unsealed search warrants in the case of a 10-year-old disabled girl from Australia whose stepmother killed her in North Carolina.
The debate over a same-sex marriage ban is heating up in Catawba County. Voters will start going to the polls Thursday, and Bandys has a new girls basketball coach.
Details on these stories and more in the Tuesday edition of The Observer News Enterprise and online at www.observernewsonline.com
Persistence paid off for Fred T. Foard on the tennis court Monday.
Tied 4-4 with St. Stephens, the doubles team of Samuel Hefner and Russell Michaels rallied from down two points early in their match with Zach Eddins and Nick Linden to pull the 11-9 comeback on â€śSenior Day.â€ť
Catawba County commissioners adopted a resolution Monday in support of the stateâ€™s marriage amendment â€” making history and setting a â€śprecedentâ€ť by accepting a resolution brought forth by a citizen.
Newton-Conover won for the fourth time in as many golf matches, capturing the first 18-hole match of the season at Glen Oaks Country Club in Maiden on Monday.
The Red Devils shot 331 as a team, six strokes better than host Maiden.
South Iredell finished third with a 344, while Bunker Hill was fourth with a 354. Bandys tied for last with West Caldwell with a 451.
Rougned Odor hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first, while right fielder Zach Cone drove in two RBIs to lead Hickory to a 4-3 victory against Kannapolis at L.P. Frans Stadium.
Kone hit a solo home run in the sixth inning and plated the eventual game-winning tally in the bottom of the eight inning on a single to shallow left that scored shortstop Luis Sardinas.
Tuesday, April 17
St. Stephens tennis vs. Hickory
Maiden tennis at South Iredell
Bandys tennis vs. West Caldwell
Bunker Hill tennis at Draughn
Newton-Conover tennis vs. East Burke
St. Stephens, Foard, N-C track at CW Porter Relays (Hibriten), 4 p.m.
Maiden baseball at South Iredell
Bandys baseball vs. West Caldwell
Bunker Hill baseball at Draughn