Archive - 2014
Soon after taking office, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina accepted six-figure stock payouts from an online mortgage broker accused by regulators of deceiving its customers.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
At approximately 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, an SUV travelling on Hwy. 10 near the Startown community ran off the road, striking a power pole. The pole landed on top of the vehicle. As a result of the accident, Startown Elementary School and surrounding area was without power for several hours. Power was restored around noon, according to several residents in the area.
According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.
For the last 29 years, Susan Brymer has spearheaded Lincolntonâ€™s Christian Ministry, helping feed, clothe and provide financial assistance for hundreds of hurting and impoverished families throughout Lincoln County.
For nearly two decades, the historical stories, people, artifacts, folklore and traditions of Lincoln County have been the prime passion of one manâ€”a local leader who has made it his mission to preserve and protect the past of one tiny Southern community.
Mrs. Evelyn B. Wanzer, age 94, of Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living Center, Boone, passed away Sunday afternoon, December 14, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center. Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Both residents at Abernethy Laurels, Lois Mundy and Marie Robinson (sisters) recently celebrated their 106 and 104 birthdays.
The former Cheerwine facility in Conover has been transformed into a haven for soccer fans of all ages â€” Shea Stadium Sports, an indoor soccer complex.
The project is a collaboration between Kevin Shea, Brian Vierling, Toby Tate, Chete Soto, Dan Loyer and Dave Walker, who have enjoyed coaching and playing soccer locally for years.
On the night of Oct. 16, shortly after movie-goers had their tickets torn and purchased their popcorn, the State Cinema shut its doors â€“ seemingly for good.
The closing came suddenly with just a single Facebook post a few hours before the final show saying â€śState Cinema will be CLOSED after tonight's show. Thank you all for those of you that supported us.â€ť
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 61, West Caldwell 28
Bunker Hill 55, West Lincoln 34
Freedom 70, Fred T. Foard 13
Newton-Conover 60, Maiden 43
Watauga 47, St. Stephens 36
Fred T. Foard 75, Freedom 44
Newton-Conover 63, Maiden 50
Watauga 78, St. Stephens 48