Archive - 2014
If youâ€™ve driven down North College Avenue, youâ€™ve seen his name. Itâ€™s plastered along the small commercial space right next to Callahanâ€™s CafĂ©.
The sign on the front of the building reads â€śEd Ideâ€ť in large, black, bold letters. Ide is running for Catawba County Commissioner as a write-in candidate, and the spot with the sign is his headquarters.
The morning of Sept. 11, 2001 left citizens across the country in shock as they watched two planes crash in to the World Trade Centers in New York City. Thousands of citizens, fire fighters, police officers and visitors los their lives during these terrorist attacks on American soil.
Michael Allen was described as a â€śgentlemanâ€™s championâ€ť at Tuesdayâ€™s Greater Hickory Kia Classic Media Day.
In a little more than a month, Allen will defend his GHKC championship during the tournamentâ€™s 12th annual 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.
The Newton-Conover football team moved up one spot in this weekâ€™s Associated Press prep football poll.
The Red Devils, who were ranked 10th in the first poll of the season last week, received a total of 33 votes this week to jump to No. 9.
Below is a look at Tuesday's sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Hickory 9, Newton-Conover 0
St. Stephens 7, Bunker Hill 2
Bunker Hill 3, West Caldwell 0
Maiden 3, Lincolnton 0
Newton-Conover 3, East Lincoln 0
Bunker Hill 3, West Caldwell 2
Hickory 3, St. Stephens 2 (from Monday)
In the highly anticipated announcement, Apple unveils a bigger, better, thinner, and expensive iPhone. Jen Markham has all the details.
Bobby Joe Evans Jr. 54 of Conover died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Frye Regional Medical Center. The Evans family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.
Paul Heyward Allison, III, age 48, of Conover passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Allison family.
A student at Startown Elementary spotted two men walking down the road carrying guns on Monday afternoon and alerted his teacher, according to Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.
The school contacted Newton Police and followed procedure to remain under lockdown while police officers searched the area with assistance from Sheriffâ€™s deputies.
If you like barbeque, the 4th annual â€śButts and Beansâ€ť competition is the place to be.
What began at Tommy Pooveyâ€™s Vale farm in 2010, has grown so large that it is now being held at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds.
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.
Newton-Conover soccer Greyson Frye chases down East Lincolnâ€™s Garrett Reavis during Mondayâ€™s home and conference opener at Gurley Stadium. Behind Alan Espirillaâ€™s five goals, the Red Devils moved to 1-0 in SD-7 play. For more on the game, see Page 8 of the Tuesday edition.