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VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school

October 24, 2014

A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun, the Seattle

Fire guts garage

October 24, 2014

Fire fighters from Bandys and Catawaba Fire Departments hose down what is left of a two-story garage on East Bandys Crossing after a Thursday morning fire destroys the building . According to a neighbor Susan Chafin, a passer-by noticed smoke coming from the structure. “I went outside to look for myself and saw smoke. Then it just went up in flames.”

Tillis to visit Balls Creek Republican Fish Fry

October 24, 2014

Huge cast-iron pots will smoke over a wood fire and flames will flow out through the chimneys on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Bandys High School. The Balls Creek Republican Fish Fry is held every two years and features food, fellowsip and entertainment.

Education Matters

October 24, 2014

Seniors from six area high schools spent time this week learning about career and higher education options at Catawba Valley Community College through the Education Matters program.

VIDEO: Academic Scandal Shocks UNC

October 23, 2014

A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, a new investigation found. (Oct. 23)

Halloween Hot Spot

October 23, 2014

Bones have begun peeking out of the dirt at the corner of N. Ashe Ave and W. 10th Street in Newton. Webs and witches have taken over the trees and rats and bats squeak freely across the sidewalk.

Nights of Fright

October 22, 2014

Take a trip to the Trail of Fear — if you dare.

15 years ago, the original Trail of Fear was located in the Startown community. Nestled on 30 acres, it was idealistically remote. But, when rent became too high, Bobby Hyler, creator and owner, invested in land behind Fred T. Foard High School.

Gone but not forgotten

October 22, 2014

17-month-old Jaydon Sandlin drowned in May of 2013 in Long View. His mother and her boyfriend were both charged with abuse following the incident.

Bogle bids farewell as Clerk

October 21, 2014

The leading woman at the Catawba County Courthouse will soon be stepping down from her role and embarking on a new journey — retirement.

Al Jean Bogle has served as the Clerk of Court for the last 15 years. The Clerk is responsible for all of the documents that go through the courthouse, but the job means even more to Bogle.

‘The life of the team’

October 21, 2014

Thursday night, Oct. 16, undefeated Bunker Hill High School Junior Varsity football team faced off against the Lincolnton JV team. Both teams were undefeated in conference, so Bunker Hill’s 32-26 victory was a big deal for the Bears.

‘The life of the team’

October 21, 2014

Thursday night, Oct. 16, undefeated Bunker Hill High School Junior Varsity football team faced off against the Lincolnton JV team. Both teams were undefeated in conference, so Bunker Hill’s 32-26 victory was a big deal for the Bears.

CCS — A Community of Care

October 20, 2014

Dr. Dan Brigman is no stranger to leading in education. Brigman has been a North Carolina superintendent for the past 11 years. Since 2012, Brigman proudly carries the title of superintendent of Catawba County Schools.

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.

Special Surprise at Shuford Elementary

October 20, 2014

“I like that idea very much,” said 5th grade student Chancellor Stol about adding another “0” card to increase the total amount of money a Shuford Elementary educator was to be awarded for her excellence in teaching. Stol took his place at the end of the row, revealing the total amount — $25,000.

VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014

October 20, 2014

Those planning to be the only Elsa at the Halloween party might want to let that one go. It's likely she'll be the number one costume this year. Mashable asked the data miners at Google Trends to share what costumes people are searching the most, and unsurprisingly, Queen Elsa tops the list.

VIDEO: UNC's Marquise Williams Cashes in on 4th Down Prayer | ACC Must See Moment

October 20, 2014

Rushing for 449 yards, Lincolnton dominated in its football game Friday night at Gurley Stadium,...
Down 14-0 in the first quarter to Hickory, the Fred T. Foard football didn't fret. The Tigers...
Below is a look at Friday's prep football scores involving Catawba County teams and a statewide...

 

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