Archive - May 2012
When Betty Herman talks about her parents, she can’t help but shed a tear.
“Mother and Daddy were about the best parents you could have,” she says. “They were well-loved in this community.”
The collaboration between Conover and the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) is being recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Secretary of Commerce John Bryson used Conover Station and the MSC as his cornerstone example last week when talking about economic growth, job creation, and exports at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Tony William Keller, 68, of Newton, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 17, 1912, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Keller family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
An international medical equipment manufacturer recently multiplied its impact on the global health care industry with an expansion of its Newton plant.
Sarstedt Inc., a German-headquartered medical and research company, completed a 50,000-square-foot automated storage and distribution center expansion at its plant off St. James Church Road.
After several years of cutting costs and positions, Newton-Conover City Schools hopes to add a few employees in the coming fiscal year.
Proposed new positions — including a dropout specialist and maintenance foreman — are part of a recommended $4.5 million local general fund budget, a 1 percent increase from the 2011-12 fiscal year.
It looks like bankruptcy woes for the U.S. Post Office are going to hit the Hickory Metro again. The post office plans to close the distribution center in Conover, and that's a move that could impact hundreds of jobs in the area.
Americans have talked about the murder case of Trayvon Martin for months, many rallying in disgust.
Others, particularly in North Carolina, are peeled to the campaign finance trial of former U.S. senator John Edwards.
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Growing up in Las Vegas, Hickory Crawdads third baseman Drew Robinson said he lived a normal life growing up.
Now, the 20-year-old is pursuing his dream and following in his brother's footsteps at the minor league level.
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.
Thursday's scheduled game between the Hickory Crawdads and the Asheville Tourists at Historic McCormick Field in Asheville was postponed due to inclement weather and wet grounds.
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader in Asheville this Saturday, featuring two 7-inning games. Game one on Saturday will start at 5:35 p.m.