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April 13th, 2015

Armed robbery at Dollar General

April 13, 2015

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Catawba County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an armed robber at the Dollar General located at the intersection of Highway 16 Business and Highway 150 near Denver.

A black male wearing a blue ski mask entered the store with a gun and demanded money from the clerk, according to Sheriff Coy Reid.

One dead after head-on collision

April 13, 2015

One person was confirmed dead after a head-on collision Friday afternoon.

At approximately 1:14 p.m on Friday, officials responded to an accident on Kool Park Road near St. Stephens High School in Hickory.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

April 10th

Maiden's Ikard wins NCHSAA sportsmanship award

April 10, 2015

Maiden senior cheerleader Amity Ikard takes pride in how she conducts herself while competing.

JV TOURNAMENT: Bears repeat as champs

April 10, 2015

Below is a look at Friday's scores from the Catawba County JV baseball tournament at Bunker Hill High School:

Consolation games (at Bunker Hill H.S.)
No. 4 West Caldwell 2, No. 6 Fred T. Foard 0
No. 2 Hickory 12, No. 7 Newton-Conover 2

Championship game (at Bunker Hill H.S.)
No. 1 Bunker Hill 7, No. 3 Alexander Central 1
(Bears second-straight title win)

April 9th

Crawdads three-hit Hagerstown in their opener

April 9, 2015

Giving up just two runs and three hits, the Hickory Crawdads earned a 5-2 win in their season opener Thursday at L.P. Frans Stadium against the Hagerstown Suns.

'Dads starter Ariel Jurado and relievers Adam Parks and John Fasola combined for the three-hitter, striking out 15 Suns batters during the contest.

JV BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Thursday scoreboard

April 9, 2015

Below is a look at Thursday's scores from the Catawba County JV baseball tournament at Bunker Hill High School:

First-round scores
No. 4 5 St. Stephens 9, No. 4 West Caldwell 4
No. 3 Alexander Central 2, No. 6 Fred T. Foard 1
No. 2 Hickory 8, No. 7 Newton-Conover 4

Semifinals
No. 1 Bunker Hill 10, No. 5 St. Stephens 1

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's prep scoreboard

April 9, 2015

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

Baseball
Bandys 4, Freedom 2
Pine Lake Prep 13, Bandys 8 (from Wednesday)

Softball
Cherryville 16, Maiden 6 (6 inn.)
Cherryville 5, Shelby 3 (from Wednesday)

LR student charged with armed robbery

April 9, 2015

The Office of Safety and Security at Lenoir-Rhyne University have issued an alert to all students, faculty, staff and other members of the campus community to be aware of an alleged incident that occurred on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Three children, two adults injured after SUV rollover

April 9, 2015

Five passengers, including three children, were sent to local hospitals after their Ford SUV rolled over multiple times at the intersection of St. James Church Road and Ashley Street near Newton around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Officials said the children were ages 1, 4 and 6.

‘We’re coming to get you’

April 9, 2015

Some were calm, some were frantic and some were barely awake as officers escorted alleged drug offenders through E Sally Port 401 and into the Catawba County Detention Center Wednesday morning.

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