Archive - Dec 13, 2013
On June 4, 1919, Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote.
That day in Catawba County, then 10-year-old Lois Mundy remembers her dad coming in to tell her mom the good news.
Ninety-four years and 16 presidents later, Mundy has never missed a chance to vote.
A controlled burn scheduled on Saturday for the former mansion of Jeremy Mayfield has been cancelled.
Catawba Fire Department officials cancelled the schedule burn due to inclement weather.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition (Saturday through Monday) of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
A Newton man was arrested early Thursday morning after a traffic stop yielded a large amount of marijuana.
Thirty-five year old Mark Anthony Farley, of 303 South Derby Ave., was stopped for speeding in his 2001 Chrysler Sebring at 2:20 a.m. on the 400 block of U.S. 70 SE.
For the second time this season, the Newton-Conover boys basketball earned bragging rights against rival Hickory.
Behind 23 points from Josh Ramseur, the Red Devils marched to a 73-49 victory against the Red Tornadoes at home on Friday night.
NEWTON â€” Fred T. Foard senior soccer player Ashley Jolly signed with the University of Tennessee on Friday.
Jolly is graduating early this month from Foard and will enrolled at Tennessee next semester.
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 89, North Wilkes 63
Hickory 77, Newton-Conover 31
St. Stephens 58, Bunker Hill 51
Bandys 68, North Wilkes 58
Newton-Conover 73, Hickory 49
St. Stephens 65, Bunker Hill 60
Bobby Lee Smith, 41, of Lincolnton died at his residence Monday Dec. 9, 2013. Memorials may be made to: The Bobby Lee Smith Memorial Fund at 4081 Startown Road, Newton, NC 28658.
James Richard Hamm, 62, of Conover died on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
NEWTON â€” The city of Newton may be regarded as small, but it still takes a lot of hard work to keep things running.
For the Public Works division, this includes maintaining 182 miles of water lines, 4,800 power poles, 75 miles of streets, 400 pieces of equipment and much, much more.
HICKORY â€” Catawba Valley Community College continued its growth on Thursday, dedicating the new Corporate Development Center.
â€śWhen we look at todayâ€™s environment, we all have to think differently,â€ť said CVCC President Dr. Garrett D. Hinshaw. â€śIf we arenâ€™t thinking differently and working differently, we are going to be left behind.â€ť
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County schools:
Maiden 50, West Lincoln 32
Maiden 65, West Lincoln 56