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Archive - 2014

August 15th

Celebrating

August 15, 2014

The porch swings in front of each tent at Balls Creek Campground are the center pieces for family discussion and a meeting place for family and friends to get together.

August 14th

Thursday, August 14, 2014

August 14, 2014

Flynn Lee Loftin 77 of Maiden died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Loftin family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

Conover native singing solo at Soldiers

August 14, 2014

Jonathan Birchfield, a Conover native and Newton-Conover High School alum, will be making his way to Newton to perform at this year's 125 Soldiers Reunion.

Birchfield will open for the Confederate Railroad on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. This will be Birchfield's first time in 25 years that he will be making his way back home for Soldiers Reunion and his first time performing at the event.

A new foundation

August 14, 2014

The brand new home of the South Newton Tigers is ready for the start of the school year? almost.

Construction is wrapping up with the exception of landscaping and teachers and staff have begun to move into their new building.

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.

August 13th

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August 13, 2014

Louise “Clifford” Smith Wilkenloh, 78, of Grace Ridge Retirement Center in Morganton, NC, passed away peacefully in the arms of her life-long friend, Rosemary Clower, on Tuesday, August 5, after a courageous battle with bone cancer.

Amber needs a good home

August 13, 2014

Dog name: Amber

Description: female, 1 year 8 months, yellow, Labrador Retriever mix

Jack ReVelle speaking at History Museum

August 13, 2014

Jack ReVelle knows how close North Carolina came to being transformed by a mushroom cloud into a radioactive wasteland from the 1961 Broken Arrow incident in the sky near Goldsboro. ReVelle was the young Air Force weapons disposal special..

Carving culture in the Catawba Valley

August 13, 2014

The making of sculptures in wood has been practiced around the world for many years and has maintained an important element of art history in many cultures. Woodcarvers are artists that let their expression shine through the different sculptures and intricate details they make.

Geocaching in Catawba County

August 13, 2014

Modern-day treasure hunters are sweeping across Catawba County, looking for items ranging from earrings and gift cards to tiny pieces of paper where they add their names to a list.

August 12th

Hornets announce bid for '17, '18 All-Star Games

August 12, 2014

The Charlotte Hornets formally announced their bid for the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Games during a press conference Tuesday.

The city of Charlotte last hosted an NBA All-Star Game in 1991 at the old Charlotte Coliseum. The East defeated the West in that contest, 116-114, before a sold-out crowd of 23,530 fans.

The Newton-Conover and Bunker Hill volleyball programs added another page to their annual rivalry...
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Bandys 3...
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Hickory 3...

 

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