Archive - 2013
Louise Keener Burris, age 91, of Newton passed away Monday, October 7, 2013, at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Burris family.
Rebecca Cannon Sigmon, 71, of Hudson died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
City Council members in Conover acted unanimously this week on two initiatives intended to bring jobs to the area.
One action sets up an agreement to cooperate with Catawba Valley Community College in a program to encourage entrepreneurs.
The other measure offers incentives to existing industry HSM to bring in additional jobs at a very high rate of pay.
About three miles south of the Catawba County line, a 12-year-old girl waiting to board a school bus early Tuesday morning was approached by a man who asked her name, among other things, before inviting her to go with him.
MAIDEN â Competition at the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A tennis tournament officially kicked off on Tuesday.
Berths in the 2A West Regional tennis tournament are up for grabs at the event.
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.
Armanti Edwardsâ career as a Carolina Panther is over.
Edwards was waived by the Panthers on Tuesday, ending a three-year tenure with the team that drafted him back in 2010.
Originally a quarterback at Appalachian State, Edwards was converted to a wide receiver by the Panthers after they drafted him with the 89th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:
Bunker Hill 4, Maiden 3
St. Stephens 5, South Caldwell 0
Bunker Hill 3, Maiden 0
Newton-Conover 3, Bandys 1
âC & M Traveling Show,â Jonathan Birchfield and â20/20 Bandâ are scheduled to headline the Fourth annual Sodstock on Saturday, Oct. 5. The music is slated to begin at 4:30 p.m.
Almost 50 years after the famed movie, âThe Sound of Music,â Hudson is not only honoring the film but also welcoming back one of the original cast members.
For more than 30 years, Dr. Robert Hart of Hickory has rescued and restored Carolina life of the 19th century, recreating an entire village, Hart Squareâthe largest collection of original historic log buildings in the United States.
The Hickory Museum of Art (HMA) proudly presents The Autolawn Party on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the SALT Block Lawn located at 243 Third Avenue NE, Hickory. The celebration is centered around European Classic Car Show. The event is open to the public and admission is free to spectators. The event is open to the public and admission is free to spectators.