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March 2nd, 2015

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's spring sports scores

March 2, 2015

Below is a look at Monday's spring sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
Bandys 10, South Iredell 1
Bunker Hill 8, St. Stephens 3
Maiden 12, West Iredell 2 (six innings)
West Lincoln at Fred T. Foard, ppd. to Tuesday

Girls soccer
Fred T. Foard 2, Mooresville 0
St. Stephens 3, Burns 0

Boys tennis

PREP BASKETBALL: Monday's second-round games

March 2, 2015

Below is a look at Friday's first-round playoff basketball scores in the 2A and 3A ranks involving Catawba County teams:

2A girls basketball
Thomasville (16-6) at Bandys (23-1), 6 p.m. Monday

2A boys basketball
Newton-Conover (16-7) at East Lincoln (20-0), 7 p.m. Monday

3A girls basketball
Hickory 71, Hickory Ridge 23

The O-N-E represented at annual NCPA Awards

March 2, 2015

The Observer News Enterprise’s Sports Editor Cody Dalton received an award during the N.C. Press Association’s Annual Awards Ceremony held Thursday at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dalton earned second place for sports columns in the Daily Division, which includes newspapers with a circulation less than 15,000.

Paying at the Pump

March 2, 2015

The price at the pump factors into nearly every household budget across America — making things run smoothly when the cost of gasoline drops and stretching dollars thin when it skyrockets.

Second suspect in fatal home invasion identified, arrested

March 2, 2015

A tip lead Catawba County Sheriff’s Office deputies to the second suspect in a fatal home invasion that occurred Monday near Claremont — Brandon Lineberger.

Lineberger, 26,was arrested and charged on Wednesday in connection with the incident where alleged accomplice Vernon Bobby Dixon was shot and killed.

February 27th

PREP BASKETBALL: Friday's first-round scores

February 27, 2015

Below is a look at Friday's first-round playoff basketball scores in the 2A and 3A ranks involving Catawba County teams:

2A girls basketball
Bandys 71, Shelby 29
(Lady Trojans play Thomasville in round two Monday at 6 p.m.)
North Wilkes 62, Maiden 47 (Blue Devils end year 12-11)
Wilkes Central 89, Bunker Hill 49 (Bears end year 13-11)

2A boys basketball

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Foods for a Longer Life

February 27, 2015

When it comes to maintaining health in our later years, eating right and fueling our bodies with nutritious food is key. Krystin Goodwin highlights the best foods for a longer life.

New planning director eager to return to Catawba Co.

February 27, 2015

"I'm eager to see what things are happening in Newton," said City of Newton's new Planning Director Randy Williams.

On Feb. 25, Williams officially took seat as the city's new Planning Director.

Williams, 53, first got a feel for the job that he's in now in 1991 when he began working with the City of Conover as their Director of Planning and Economic Development.

School's Out

February 27, 2015

For many students, snow days serve as a carefree day of freedom from class that can be spent sledding, building snowmen or sipping hot chocolate. But for more than 1,300 students across Catawba County’s three school systems — Newton-Conover City Schools, Catawba County Schools and Hickory Public Schools — snow days could mean a day without food.

Winter storm yields five inches of snow in Catawba County

February 27, 2015

“This is the kind of snow that I like,” said 44-year-old Joan Wilder as she gets ready to put the eyes and nose on a snowman with her kids. “It is here today, and gone tomorrow.”

Valentine’s Day 2014 is one Bandys softball player Mary Catherine Sigmon won’t forget.
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