Archive - 2013
Mildred Josephine Sipe, age 85, of Conover passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Sipe family.
Dixie Isenhour Bost, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Bost family.
David Antonio Pineda Jimenez, 35, of Lincolnton, died Dec. 23, 2013 at Carolinas Medical Center-Charlotte. Burial will be at a cemetery to be determined in Honduras.
The 27th Annual Catawba Valley Classic adds another chapter to its long history this weekend.
â€śI predict it will be a great tournament, with great sponsors,â€ť said Clay Creech, director of the Classic since 2011.
Six of the eight teams in the field represent Catawba County, including Bunker Hill, Fred T. Foard, Hickory, Maiden, Newton-Conover and St. Stephens high schools.
Ruth Elizabeth Drum Cromartie, 97, passed peacefully on Dec. 23, 2013, at Matthews Presbyterian Hospital, surrounded by her family. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. Please visit Ruthâ€™s online memorial at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.
Going Green could possibly be a new motto for Catawba County. Just last week, Catawba County Board of Commissioners approved the rezoning of 31 acres on Sigmon Dairy Farm Road for a new solar farm for Straya Solar.
Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Timothy S. Kincaid of Newton has told the Observer-News-Enterprise he will retire from the judicial system after more than 28 years as a judge in North Carolina Judicial District 25B, which is Catawba County, when his current term ends in December 2014.
Thomas â€śBubbaâ€ť Lee Killian 60 of Maiden died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Temple Baptist Church in Hickory.
Elizabeth Bumgarner, 71, of Conover died on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
After 13 consecutive wins and a bid to the NCAA Division II National Championshipgame, Lenoir-Rhyneâ€™s football season has come to a close. Junior running back Jarrod Spears is one of several players who had his spirits crushed at Braly Stadium on Saturday.
The intersection of North Main and East 2nd Street in Newton was flooded with families who celebrated Christmas a little early on Monday.
The Corner Table, a local soup kitchen, hosted their annual Christmas celebration for families in need.
John Ryan Powers, age 30, of Newton, conquered sarcoma and went home to be with his God on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Powers family.