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February 10th, 2015

Fire destroys East Lincoln business

February 10, 2015

Around 4 p.m. on Sunday, numerous fire departments across Lincoln, Catawba, Mecklenburg and Gaston counties were alerted to a structure fire at Universal Rubber Products, located off Hwy. 16 business in East Lincoln.

Look Up: A reflection on Dean Smith’s passing

February 10, 2015

I woke up in shock as I learned of Dean Smith's passing on Sunday.

Texts, Twitter updates, and Facebook messages came rolling in as I went about my day – that is until I looked up.

The sky had no clouds in sight on the early February morning – it was a perfect Carolina blue.

February 9th

Colorful newspaper boxes to hit the streets

February 9, 2015

Earlier this year, Observer News Enterprise Publisher Seth Mabry decided to "beautify" our community through the use of some old newspaper boxes.

"The O-N-E was looking for a way to engage with the readers and community,”Mabry said. “Our newspaper boxes provide the perfect public canvas for local artists to showcase their talents."

Fire damages Maiden home

February 9, 2015

Early Friday morning, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Maiden Volunteer Fire Department relieved a call regarding a house fire on Biggerstaff Road in Maiden.

“It looks like the fire started out of the fireplace in the basement,” said Maiden Volunteer Fire Assistant Chief Kenneth Huffman.

The owner of the home, Sid Turbyfill and his brother were inside the house asleep at the time of the time.

Incumbents announce intent for Conover Council

February 9, 2015

“I think, as a council, we have done a very good job of working together,” said Kyle Hayman, mayor pro tem for the city of Conover. “We communicate well with one another and even though we all come from a different angle, we're always willing to listen to each other’s point of view.”

Hayman, along with two other members of Conover City Council, have terms expiring this year.

February 8th

North Carolina coaching great Dean Smith dies at 83

February 8, 2015

Dean Smith was more than simply a basketball coach.

Yes, the retired Hall of Famer left North Carolina as the winningest coach in men's history after capturing two national titles along with the 1976 Olympic gold medal and coaching some of the sport's biggest names, Michael Jordan among them.

February 7th

BREAKING: Foard wins 3A dual team state title

February 7, 2015

Battling for the third-straight year, it took all 14 matches to decide the 3A dual team champion on Saturday at Copas Gymnasium.

Fred T. Foard's Alex Leatherman earned a 10-8 decision victory against Morehead's Gideon Biggs to help the Tigers win their second 3A dual team state trophy in the past three seasons, 30-23.

Below are the results from the match:

February 6th

Tigers take on Panthers in final for third-straight year

February 6, 2015

For the third-straight year, Fred T. Foard and Morehead will lock up on Saturday to determine the 3A dual team state wrestling champion.

The Tigers (39-1) host the Panthers (30-2) on the mat at Copas Gymnasium at 2 p.m. to determine the best 3A dual team in the state of North Carolina.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep scoreboard

February 6, 2015

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

Girls basketball
Bandys 62, Bunker Hill 41 (Lady Trojans clinch SD-7 title)
Hickory 86, Fred T. Foard 6
Maiden 64, West Caldwell 39
Newton-Conover 45, Lincolnton 35
South Caldwell 53, St. Stephens 33

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 63, Bandys 43
Hickory 68, Fred T. Foard 63

Newton hires new planning director

February 6, 2015

When a city has good bones, the possibilities are endless, and Newton’s new planning director sees great bones throughout the city of Newton.

Randy Williams will join Newton as planning director Feb. 25. He comes to Newton from Lincoln County, where he has been the principal planner since 2007.

Williams said it’s easy to see the potential for development in Downtown Newton and beyond.

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