Archive - Apr 2012
Nick Bazzle is leaving the high school he led to a state football championship during a 24-year tenure.
While most Conover businesses were closed Monday night, Conover City Council approved a move that will significantly increase the cost of doing retail business.
Finishing second in their division two years ago and winning it last season, the Hickory Crawdads are ready to compete for a South Atlantic League championship when their season starts Thursday in Kannapolis.
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.
Alexander Central High School expects to have a new head football coach after a board of education meeting Wednesday.
Alexander Central High School Principal Doug Rhoney told The O-N-E on Monday that the three finalists for the position include Newton-Conover High School head football coach Nick Bazzle.
HIckory won its third-straight Northwestern conference golf match on Tuesday at Catawba Springs.
The Red Tornadoes tallied a team score of 312, which was two shots better than second-place Hibriten.
St. Stephens finished tied for third with Alexander Central. Both squads carded a team score of 331.
Fred T. Foard finished last with a score of 353.
Apple has filed plans with the N.C. Utilities Commission to build what is being touted as the nation's largest private fuel cell energy project, a silent power plant that will generate electricity from hydrogen.
Jean Schading, of Kingston Residence of Hickory, died Monday, April 2, 2012, following a brief illness. Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Hickory is handling arrangements.
Conover will increase taxes on its retail businesses in an effort to generate an estimated $130,000 in new revenue.
Beginning May 1, the city of Conover will collect taxes based on how much a business makes in a year, a change from the current system that charges businesses based solely on flat operation fees.
Maidenâ€™s plans for a new town hall may be crumbling after several council members voiced concerns over the new building Monday night.
Shuford Elementary School hosted career day for its third-, fourth- and fifth-graders Tuesday morning.
Students visited with a member of the U.S. Army; a fire inspector; police officers; and professionals from the Juvenile Justice Center, The Observer News Enterprise, and the Humane Society.