Archive - Jun 14, 2012
CHAPEL HILL â€” Three months after the NCAA hit North Carolina's football program with sanctions, the school is still cleaning up the lingering mess that has become more than just an athletics issue.
Four men were indicted this week on charges connected to a local counterfeiting operation that victimized local businesses earlier this year.
Birthday celebrations came early for area folk artist Arie Reinhardt Taylor, who turned 91 years old June 13.
Crews will celebrate the completion of a home refitting project this weekend for a local Vietnam veteran in need.
Purple Heart Homes Inc. will have a “Mission Complete” ceremony at the newly re-fitted home of Kevin Smith, a Newton resident and Navy veteran disabled in service.
Registration is under way for the 123rd annual Soldiers Reunion pageants.
Applications are now being accepted for the five Miss Reunion beauty pageants that are the forerunners of Catawba County's annual patriotic festival.
Did you know there are deserts in Catawba County?
The county has food deserts â€” communities far removed from the nearest grocery store or fresh food source.
Learn about the effort to provide these areas access to fresh foods in the Thursday print edition of The Observer News Enterprise.
Also in Thursdayâ€™s edition:
After selling cookie dough and popcorn, the Bunker Hill volleyball team decided to try a different approach to fundraisers.
The Lady Bears are holding an outdoor volleyball tournament next week under the lights.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Hickory Post 48 bounced back from its first loss in the Area IV West Division play with an 11-6 road victory against Henderson County Post 77 on Wednesday.
Post 48 (9-2, 7-1) scored three runs in the third on a Colton Chapman homer to tie the contest after trailing 3-0. Chapman went 3-for-6 in Wednesday's game, including two singles and three RBIs.