Archive - Oct 2012
Ever want to learn how to hit a golf ball a really long way? How about more than 400 yards?
Hickory-area golf fans will have an opportunity on Tuesday, Oct. 9 during the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn presented by Kia Motors when the Rock Barn Golf Academy presents a Power Golf Exhibition on Tuesday and the annual Youth Golf Clinic on Friday, it was announced on Wednesday.
Janice Barbara White Campbell, 65, of Liberty Church Road, Hickory, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at her residence. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.JenkinsFuneralHome.net.Â
A Hickory man is charged after marijuana was found in his basement.
The city of Newton opens the Newton Depot today from 5-7 p.m. for the West Side Area Drop-In. The drop-in is the fifth event for the planning board held to hear from Newton residents.
Guests are welcome to come and share comments or ask questions about future plans for the area.
Newton-Conover Auditorium welcomed national, state and local candidates during Tuesday's Farm Bureau forum. While the candidates acknowledged their roots somewhere within the state, the common ground ended with Catawba County as they explained their platform.
The breakthrough season for Bunker Hill on the soccer field continued Tuesday in Catawba.
Behind two goals each from Joel Hernandez and Richard Xiong, the Bears knocked off Bandys on the road for their sixth victory.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Four prep contests in soccer and tennis were postponed on Tuesday due to weather.
Bunker Hill at Bandys and Maiden at Draughn tennis will both be played on Wednesday, weather permitting.
Fred. Foard at Hickory soccer, which was postponed from Monday, was moved to Thursday.
Newton-Conover hosts West Caldwell next Monday for a pivotal soccer match.
The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team won its 18th straight volleyball game on the road Tuesday against Spartanburg Methodist 25-18, 25-15 and 25-22.
Jennifer Beatty led the Lady Bucs (18-0, 8-0) with 10 kills, 17 digs, one ace, one assist and two blocks.
Lacy Goodson also tallied 27 assists for CVCC.
Catawba firefighters responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon at 202 E. Central Ave. in Catawba. The 68-year-old homeowner was using his stove when his kitchen caught fire. The man was able to get out of his home and called 911 around 2:30 p.m. Catawba Fire Chief Gary Sigmon said the fire was contained in the kitchen.
Hickory Fire Department said goodbye to two fire fighters Tuesday night and welcomed its new fire chief.
Fred Hollar was welcomed as chief during a reception held Tuesday at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building second floor atrium, prior to being sworn in at the meeting.