Archive - 2013
Catawba County Board of Commissioners Chair Katherine W. Barnes declared a State of Emergency for Catawba County at 12 p.m. on Friday, July 5, in response to serious flooding in several areas of the county.
Before embarking on the first-ever season of football at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a pair of Catawba County natives and former prep standouts gave back to those less fortunate.
Matt Johnson and Zach Bumgarner both traveled to the small town of Tecate, Mexico for a mission trip during the end of June.
Fred T. Foard High School is attempting to replace five coaches in three different sports.
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.
The Charlotte Bobcats made a dip in free agency on Thursday, signing former Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson.
The deal for Jefferson is reportedly for three years and $41 million. He is the first free agent from another NBA team to sign with the Bobcats this offseason.
Torray Cornwell, 36, of Conover died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at his residence. A Memorial Service for Torray Cornwell will be Saturday, July 6, at 2 p.m. at Thomas Chapel AME Zion Church in Conover.
Maiden’s eighth annual Fourth of July “Edith Pirkle Parade” was a huge success Thursday morning even with the threat of rain.
The grand marshall was N.C. General Assembly Representative Mitchell Setzer from Catawba.
This week as the nation this week observes the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, Catawbans remember local soldiers who fought in the Confederate army in that historic Civil War confrontation.
Hickory Post 48âs first round Area IV playoff game against Kings Mountain Post 155 was rained out for the second-straight time on Thursday.
Post 48 (14-7, 10-6) and Post 155 (8-9, 8-7) will try to start the playoff series today at 7 p.m. at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds.
The two teams have met in the first round of the playoffs in each of the past two seasons.
Hickory Post 48's home Area IV playoff opener with Kings Mountain Post 155 has been postponed due to field conditions.
The game will be made up on Thursday at Henkel-Alley Field at 7 p.m.
Below is an updated look at the American Legion playoff schedule:
Area IV playoffs
First round (Best-of-three series)
For the second-straight season, Hickory Post 48 and Kings Mountain Post 155 meet in the first round of the Area IV playoffs.
The two teams play in a rematch of last yearâs best-of-five playoff series starting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Henkel-Alley Field.