Archive - Apr 2012
Play will begin May 19 at the Zahra Baker All Children's Playground at Kiwanis Park in Hickory.
That's the day the playground will be dedicated in Zahra's memory and officially open to the public.
HIGH POINT â€” North Carolina's governor is kicking off the world's largest furniture trade show with an announcement expected to mean hundreds of jobs.
Gov. Beverly Perdue is visiting the High Point Market on Friday for a jobs announcement Involving Davie County, about 30 miles away.
Heading into Tuesdayâ€™s Catawba Valley 2A track and field championships, Newton-Conover is poised to finish at the top of the boys and girls standings.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Leading 5-4 entering the final frame, Newton-Conover surrendered four runs in the seventh inning to drop a heart-breaking CVAC baseball game to the Bandys.
Seth Hubbard and Hunter Harvey each drove in RBIs during the comeback seventh for Trojans. Harvey finished the game 2-for-3 from the plate.
Holden Pender picked up the win on the mound, while Griffin Shepard suffered the loss.
The Hickory Crawdads scattered 13 hits offensively and allowed only two by the Savannah Sand Gnats to earn the 7-1 victory Thursday on the road in South Atlantic League play.
Hickory's Jerad Eickhoff went five innings to earn the win, striking out three batters, walking two and allowing one run on two hits.
Catawba County commissioners adopted a resolution this week to support the state's proposed constitutional marriage amendment.
The amendment â€” which states that the only legally recognized union in North Carolina is marriage between one man and one woman â€”is on the state's primary election ballot this spring.
Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve the resolution in support of the amendment.
Neil Kenneth Houston, 62, of Claremont, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington. The Houston family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Conover.
Hundreds visited Conover Home & Commercial Hardware on Thursday for the business' annual Spring Fling community appreciation day.
For pictures from the event, visit The Observer News Enterprise's Facebook page.
Many people say they missed Newton Police Department officer Evaleene Fowler for the nearly three months she was off the streets this year.
Fowler was walking across "A" Street on Friday, Jan. 13, when she was hit by a Mustang. She was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center with injuries to her left leg and hip.
Since it became active in 2010, the Catawba County Gang Initiative has targeted dozens of the area’s most violent offenders — the worst of the worst.