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April 3rd, 2012

Professional show and tell

April 3, 2012

Shuford Elementary School hosted career day for its third-, fourth- and fifth-graders Tuesday morning.

Students visited with a member of the U.S. Army; a fire inspector; police officers; and professionals from the Juvenile Justice Center, The Observer News Enterprise, and the Humane Society.

Mayfield faces home foreclosure

April 3, 2012

Former race car driver Jeremy Mayfield may lose his home and land through foreclosure.

A home and more than 450 acres owned by Mayfield and his wife are scheduled to be auctioned April 30.

Foreclosure documents filed in Catawba County show the couple owes Carolina Farm Credit more than $3 million for loans borrowed in 2006.

Three injured in five-car pileup

April 3, 2012

Police are investigating a five-car crash that sent three people to the hospital about noon Tuesday.

Two people were transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC), and one man was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after the multi-vehicle accident threw two cars over a steep ditch near the intersection of 8th Avenue Southwest and Conover Boulevard West in Conover.

Publisher's perspective: Diversity makes the county great

April 3, 2012

The U.S. Postal Service letter carriers in Catawba County had an extra burden this weekend, but I know their efforts in delivering an edition of The Observer News Enterprise jam-packed with news and information will benefit our readers greatly.

From the editor's desk: Squirreled away under a vehicle

April 3, 2012

While the rest of Newton is preoccupied with the city’s alleged feral cat problem, I’ve witnessed a far more hair-raising animal issue lately.

Victimized squirrels.

That’s right, squirrels abused by vehicles large and small and, in at least one case, an unfriendly feline along North Main Avenue.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, April 3

April 3, 2012

Four state champions from Newton-Conover High School are bound for college, an ex-NASCAR drive is back in court, a little more than a year after the county’s most heinous crime ever, area leaders are trying to raise awareness about child abuse.

Won and done: Kentucky wins NCAA title

April 3, 2012

NEW ORLEANS — Before his confetti-flecked suit gets back from the cleaners, John Calipari will be on the road.

Such is life for a coach who recruits all that NBA-ready talent — especially when those players get in the habit of bringing championships back to their ol' Kentucky home.

April 2nd

4 Red Devils make college choices official

April 2, 2012

Newton-Conover seniors Isabella Zaliagiris, Ryan Lampe, Jake Walker and Jervasse Moss made their college decisions on Monday.

Moss and Walker signed with Carson Newman, Zaliagiris is headed to George Mason and Lampe is going to Lees-McRae.

PREP NOTEBOOK: N-C wins third CVAC golf match

April 2, 2012

Newton-Conover won its third-straight CVAC golf match of the season, edging Maiden out by four strokes at Quaker Meadows golf course in Morganton.

Bunker Hill finished in sixth with a combined team score of 180, while Bandys came in seventh with a score of 211. Host East Burke finished in fifth with a score of 168.

Silas intends to play young guys next 16 games

April 2, 2012

CHARLOTTE — With the Bobcats out of playoff contention, coach Paul Silas wants to see what his young kids can do the rest of the way.

Silas said Monday he plans to play the team's younger and less experienced players extensively over Charlotte's final 16 games.

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