Archive - 2012
Catawba County education leaders say partnerships are the key to maintaining strong classroom and training programs as state funding allotments continue to be uncertain.
When you think about Catawba County, deserts aren’t the first things that come to mind.
However, they are here — in one way or another.
The far ends of the county are populated by small food deserts, or areas that aren’t in close proximity to fresh produce.
Federal prosecutors dropped all charges Wednesday against John Edwards after his corruption trial ended last month in a deadlocked jury.
Jurors in North Carolina acquitted the former presidential candidate on one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions and deadlocked on five other felony counts. The judge declared a mistrial.
An N.C. DMV license examiner faces more felony charges as part of an ongoing state investigation.
Former Newton examiner and Vale resident Cathy Rudisill now faces 28 counts of wrongfully issuing North Carolina driverâ€™s licenses.
State officials say Rudisill was entering fictitious information into license testing results.
Growing up in North Carolina, Nick McBride is familiar with Catawba County.
The 6-4, 180-pound right-handed pitcher for the Crawdads said he feels at home playing in Hickory after growing up in nearby Lewisville.
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.
After an hour rain delay on Monday, Cherryville Post 100 rose as the lone undefeated team in the American Legion Area IV West Division on Monday.
Post 100 took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back, handing Hickory Post 48 (8-2, 6-1) its first loss in West Division play and second overall.
Cherryville improves to 10-1, 3-0 in the West Division.
CHARLOTTE â€” Kurt Busch will return to Phoenix Racing when his one-week NASCAR suspension ends Wednesday.
Busch met Tuesday with team owner James Finch, and the duo agreed to move forward to this weekend's race at Michigan International Speedway.
Pamela Stiles McKeehan, 58, of Hickory, died Monday, June 11, 2012 at Catawba Valley Medical Center after a brief illness. Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of Pamela Stiles McKeehan.
State officials say at least 28 Greater Hickory Metro citizens received wrongfully issued North Carolina driver's licenses this year due to the illegal actions of a Newton examiner.
The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) License and Theft Bureau arrested Cathy Rudisill, 62, of Vale, in May on 13 felony counts of wrongful issuance of a driver's license.
Catawba County Schools (CCS) students will pay more for school lunches next year.
School board officials recently agreed to raise prices 15 cents a meal at all schools, making the total lunch price $2.15 for elementary schools and $2.25 for middle and high schools.
Breakfast for all K-12 students will remain $1.