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November 21st, 2011

Filling hunger's void

November 21, 2011

Each year, area aid groups feed thousands of people in need on Thanksgiving Day.

This year is no different, and local churches, ministries and organizations anticipate feeding record numbers this week.

“The need keeps growing, so the support and giving keeps growing,” said Roger Baker, executive director for Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministries (CCM).

Honor for Newton hero

November 21, 2011

Newton's Andrew Rader would have turned 100 this year.

Rader — a doctor and U.S. Army major — died at 33 in the sinking of a Japanese prisoner ship in World War II. A Catawba County effort now seeks to honor his military and medical services.

Sylvia Ray, a former editor of The Observer News Enterprise, is leading the charge to have federal legislators and Veterans Administration officials name the new VA clinic on Tate Boulevard in Hickory in his honor.

Crash stalls Old U.S. 70 traffic

November 21, 2011

Traffic in both directions on Old U.S. 70 in Conover were closed near the on-ramp to Interstate 40 after a silver Toyota car slammed into a telephone pole near the ramp Monday evening.

The pole snapped in half, bringing down street lights and two sets of traffic lights at the intersection.

The woman driving the Toyota was transported to Frye Regional Medical Center for examination.

Catawba County sports schedule

November 21, 2011

Winter prep sports season kicks into high gear this week in Catawba County as basketball, wrestling and swimming teams are in action. Lenoir-Rhyne University and Catawba Valley Community College basketball teams also hit the court for games throughout the week.

Tuesday, Nov. 22
Bandys basketball at North Iredell
Bunker Hill basketball at North Lincoln
N-C basketball at St. Stephens
Bandys/Foard wrestling at FTF vs. Parkland, 6 p.m.
Bunker Hill wrestling at Cavalier Quad (East Burke HS), 5 p.m.
Fred T. Foard boys basketball at Freedom (scrimmage)
NWC swimming meet at Lenoir

O-N-E sports schedule of the week

November 21, 2011

Monday, Nov. 21
Fred T. Foard wrestling at Gamewell HS (vs. Patton, East Lincoln, West Caldwell), 5:15 p.m.
St. Stephens wrestling at Maiden, 7 p.m.
N-C wrestling at North Gaston Quad (Hopewell, North Lincoln), 5 p.m.
Mt. Olive at L-R men's basketball, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 22
Bandys basketball at North Iredell
Bunker Hill basketball at North Lincoln
N-C basketball at St. Stephens
Bandys/Foard wrestling at FTF vs. Parkland, 6 p.m.
Bunker Hill wrestling at Cavalier Quad (East Burke HS), 5 p.m.
Fred T. Foard boys basketball at Freedom (scrimmage)

Stewart wins NASCAR championship

November 21, 2011

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Tony Stewart insisted he wasn't a title contender when NASCAR's championship race began.

When it became clear he actually was a viable threat, he kicked it into another gear and vowed to go for broke in his pursuit of Carl Edwards.

Did he ever.

Panthers steal defeat from victory's jaws

November 21, 2011

DETROIT — Matthew Stafford shook off a couple of early interceptions, then went about leading the Detroit Lions to yet another memorable comeback.

The Lions quarterback matched a career-best with five touchdown passes, the final one a 7-yarder to Brandon Pettigrew with 2:32 left, and the Lions rallied for a 49-35 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

"We were killing ourselves with turnovers," he said. "We knew that we'd be able to score in the second half if we could just keep our hands on the ball."

The O-N-E Morning Read: Monday, Nov. 21

November 21, 2011

The Thanksgiving holiday week is here, and this week, The Observer News Enterprise has plenty of help for filling holiday wish lists.

Don’t miss The O-N-E’s holiday gift guide coming in an EARLY edition of OUTLOOK on Wednesday. The O-N-E edition for Wednesday will be filled with all the great BLACK FRIDAY holiday sales flyers - giving you a head start on the biggest shopping day of the year.

November 20th

Newton man dies after stabbing

November 20, 2011

A Newton man was killed in Lincolnton on Friday night when an altercation ended in a stabbing.

Lincoln County sheriff's deputies found Donald Lee Hoyle Jr., 31, of Newton, stabbed when they responded to a call about 9:20 p.m. at 346 Grandview Lane in Lincolnton. Hoyle was on the ground in front of a mobile home, according to the sheriff's office.

Detective Lt. Tim Johnson of the sheriff's office Major Crimes Unit said Hoyle was stabbed with a sharp object in the chest area. Hoyle was transported to Carolinas Medical Center's Lincoln campus, where he died.

November 18th

Lincolnton ends Maiden's season

November 19, 2011

Maiden appeared poised to pull a playoff comeback for the second straight week.

Down 21-7 at halftime and held in check on offense, the Blue Devils weren’t out, but they were down.

“It was the same as Polk County. I hate to say we came out flat,” said Maiden senior quarterback Matt Johnson. “But we battled back.”

At Polk County last week, Maiden trailed 21-14 at halftime before winning 41-27.

This week, the come-from-behind story didn’t end the same as No. 1 seed Lincolnton (13-1) ended Maiden’s season with a 34-21 loss in the sectional round of the N.C. 2A state playoffs.

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...
Below is a look at Friday's prep wrestling scores involving Catawba County teams: Friday, Nov. 21...
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Boys basketball Fred...

 

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