Archive - 2013
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 48â€™s 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 yearâ€™s best-of-five playoff series starting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Henkel-Alley Field.
The Newton-Conover football program made some major changes to its coaching staff entering this fall 2013 season.
Five assistant coaches under Brint Russell in 2012 will not return to the staff.
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.
Tony Eugene Pope, 61, of Cleveland died Monday, July 1, 2013 at the Brian Center Nursing and Rehabilitation of Mooresville. Online condolences may be made to www.summersettfuneralhome.com.
Due to recent events in North Carolina, approximately 70,000 citizens lost their unemployment benefits last week and about 500,000 citizens have been denied Medicaid benefits statewide.
Demolition crews began tearing down the South Newton Elementary School this week. The new elementary school is planned to open by the start of the 2014 school year. The original class rooms, cafeteria and gymnasium date back to 1958. Demolition is expected to be completed in a few weeks.
Hickory starts the American Legion Area IV playoffs on Wednesday in familiar territory.
Post 48 opens play as the No. 3 seed in the West against Kings Mountain, the Eastâ€™s sixth-seeded squad.
Coaches from all across Area IV gathered on Monday evening in Cherryville to discuss this year's playoffs, including seeding and rules.