Archive - 2013
A fast moving storm brought heavy rain and strong winds Wednesday afternoon through Catawba County but did minimal damage overall.
The most significant incident of the storm occurred at 1269 Long Drive in Newton when a large tree fell on an occupied house.
Shelby made the most of its two-out plate appearance against Hickory on Wednesday.
Starting the bottom of the first with two-straight outs, Post 82 scored four runs on four hits and an error against Post 48.
That four-run inning helped propel Shelby to an eventual 6-3 Area IV West Division victory against Hickory at Hoyt Keeter Stadium.
Catawba County Health Partnersâ€™ Eat Smart Move More Catawba County (ESMM) coalition has recognized 36 Healthy Schools through the 2013 Healthy Schools Recognition Program.Â
Now in its third year, the Healthy Schools Recognition Program has helped support healthier school environments for more than 20,600 students in public and private schools across the county.
Elaine Temple Adair, 73, of Newton, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013. The Adair family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
The Hickory Crawdads are having a blast so far this season â€” literally.
Led by the slugging duo of Joey Gallo and Ryan Rua, the â€˜Dads are on the road to making new team history and enjoying every second of it.
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.
From Catawba to Camden Yards and from Trojan to Oriole, Hunter Harvey started his career transformation on Tuesday in Maryland.
Dressed in Oriole colors, Harvey was officially introduced as a member of the Baltimore franchise after signing his contract.
A Norfolk Southern freight train collided with a passenger car just before noon, Tuesday at the same rail crossing where a vehicle was struck last Thursday.
According to Conover police officials, the driver of a white Chevrolet Impala was crossing the railroad on 2nd Avenue Place SE after leaving Southern Furniture Company and was struck by an eastbound freight train loaded with gravel.
Mark Kevin Rowe, 47, of Newton, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Mid City General Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA. The Rowe family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee.
The pitching, offense and defense were firing on all cylinders Monday for Hickory Post 48 in a 13-3 victory against Rutherford County.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The Carolina Heat picked up a 13-3 upset victory against the Lincoln County Cardinals on Monday night.
Pitcher Chris Aronis led the Heat (3-9, 3-9) in the win by throwing seven innings, allowing six hits and striking out four Lincoln County batters.
Aronis also went 3-for-3 at the plate with a walk and an RBI. Aronis' three hits were part of 13 base knocks for the Heat.