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September 13th, 2011

Blue Devils hold off late surge by Bears

September 13, 2011

After going up 2-0 in its conference opener Monday, the Maiden soccer team held off a late charge by Bunker Hill to win on the road, 3-2.

“When we can come on the road and get a win, it is always good for us,” said Maiden coach Dennis Ly. “I told my team if we scored early, we’d put them on their heels. We hung on. We played tough in the second half.”

September 12th

Baker hearing postponed

September 13, 2011

A hearing to determine the venue for Elisa Baker’s second-degree murder trial was postponed Monday so attorneys in the case can resolve “issues that have surfaced.”

Neither the state nor Elisa’s defense attorney will disclose what the “issues” are, but both sides agree the situation can be resolved on Wednesday morning.

The court was supposed to decide on Monday where Elisa’s trial will be held, but the hearing was postponed after both sides said they needed to further discuss undisclosed “issues” in the case.

Drunken feud leads to stabbing

September 12, 2011

A Claremont woman is recovering in the hospital after being stabbed in the chest by her partner.

Police say a group of friends was playing cards and drinking alcohol on Friday when an argument between Cheryl Flowers and Loretta Gibbs began.

The argument escalated, and Gibbs stabbed Flowers in the chest with a knife, said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.

Flowers was taken to Catawba Valley Medical Center with serious injuries on Friday, but Reid said Monday that she is in stable condition.

Toilets, cabinets stolen from home

September 12, 2011

Owners of a vacant house found the structure flushed of its bathroom and kitchen amenities on Sunday after thieves stole toilets and cabinets.

Newton police say suspects stole toilets, a heat pump and kitchen and bathroom cabinets from the house at 1205 Old Conover-Startown recently.

“This is not the common (breaking and entering) that we have,” said Newton Police Major Kevin Yarborough, adding that the incident was a unique situation because of the items stolen.

New editor joins staff of The O-N-E

September 12, 2011

Matthew Tessnear joined The Observer News Enterprise as managing editor, Catawba County;s community newspaper announced Monday,

"We are excited to announce this new addition to our staff," said O-N-E Publisher Michael Willard. "Matthew has a solid background in journalism, and I am confident that he will help The O-N-E continue to report news that is important to the readers of our newspapers and our online publication."

Tessnear, 26, is a native of Alexis in Gaston County. He studied journalism at Gardner-Webb University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2007.

Panthers linebacker Jon Beason out for season

September 12, 2011

Panthers linebacker Jon Beason is out for the season after tearing his left achilles tendon.

According to the Panthers website, an MRI on Monday revealed the injury, which will cause Beason to miss the entire 2011 season.

Beason left on a cart in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. Beason had been limited in practice because of a left ankle injury. He fell to the turf on a 48-yard touchdown pass by tight end Jeff King.

September 11th

Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2011

During the hour when terrorist attacks were unfolding on U.S. soil a decade earlier, Catawba County citizens gathered in Conover on Sunday to remember Sept. 11, 2001.

“Today marks the 10th anniversary of when our world was made different in an instant,” said Conover Mayor Lee Moritz Jr. “Whatever we call 9/11 - the beginning of the war on terror - or America’s wake-up call, one fact is beyond belief: it changed us, and it changed our world.”

September 10th

Bunker Hill scores late, tops Tigers

September 10, 2011

On a night when a Bunker Hill offensive weapon reached a milestone mark, the Bears defense mauled their opponents in the game’s waning moments to preserve a 34-26 victory over Fred T. Foard.

“I am real proud of the way the defense stepped up there in the fourth quarter,” said Bunker Hill coach Travis Conner. “We got some big stops.”

Jenkins sparks Maiden to first home win

September 10, 2011

Searching for a boost against St. Stephens, Maiden turned to Will power.

Senior Will Jenkins, who had 243 yards on the ground coming into Friday’s game, rushed for 157 yards on eight carries and returned a kickoff 94 yards for a score. That performance helped surge the Blue Devils (2-2) to their first home win of the season, 36-10, against the Indians (0-4).

Trojans roll to 4-0 over Knights

September 10, 2011

The Bandys Trojans got off to somewhat of a slow start early. When the offense got going behind the running of Devan Davis, Jackson Gilliam, and Dominique Young, however, Bandys ran for 131 first-half yards, scored 33 points and routed the North Lincoln Knights 54-7 at Gary Butler Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

Bandys (4-0) racked up 287 total yards with 156 of those coming in the second half.

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