March 10th, 2014
Construction is well underway for Catawba County's new Animal Shelter in Newton.
Along with the shelter comes an extension of a current partnership between the county and the Humane Society of Catawba County.
The shelter will provide new features and additions to the Humane Society's current location in Hickory, and both will be utilized to get county animals to good homes.
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:
Maiden 2, North Lincoln 1
East Burke at Maiden, no report
Northwestern 3A/4A golf
1. Hibriten, 158
2. St. Stephens, 163
3. Watauga, 166
4. Hickory, 173
5. South Caldwell, 180
6. Fred T. Foard, 183
7. Patton, 191
8. Freedom, 195
Mary Norris Drum, 95 of Hickory, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice. Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Mary Norris Drum.
Robin Sharpe Benfield, 56 of Claremont, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Benfield family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee, 828-465-2111.
Yet another winter storm hit Catawba County on Friday. While the precipitation didnâ€™t reach as high as previous storms,Â the impact was still felt Â on the roads.Â
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said that a total of 56 accidents were reported as of late afternoonÂ Friday.
Fourteen ofÂ thoseÂ resulted in injuries but none of them were serious.
The Bandys girls basketball team tries to advance to the 2A state championship game and claim the 2A West Regional title on Saturday.
The undefeated Lady Trojans (30-0) take on Franklin (24-3) in Saturdayâ€™s West title game at 1 p.m. at Fleming Gymnasium on the campus of UNC-Greensboro.
Due to weather that arrived late Thursday and continued into the morning hours, all three school systems in Catawba County are closed on Friday.
Newton-Conover City, Catawba County and Hickory Public schools all announced their closings on Friday morning. There is an optional teacher work day for all three systems on Friday, as well.
The city of Claremont is about to get a hot new makeover by its very own citizens.
The city has designated six to eight fire hydrants in the downtown area to be reimagined into pieces of community artwork.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores and postponements involving Catawba County teams:
Patton 13, Newton-Conover 1
St. Stephens 3, West Iredell 0
Bunker Hill at Hibriten, ppd. April 9
West Iredell 2, Maiden 0
Hickory at Newton-Conover, suspended
Michael Scott Norris, age 31, of Newton died Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Memorials may be made to: Toys for Tots or Veterans Inc., 69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605.
Nhia Chou Vang, 68 of Hickory died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Burial will follow Monday, March 10, 2014 at Southside Cemetery in Newton.
Pleaze David Guynn, age 63, of Conover, died Monday, March 3, 2014 at Davie Medical Center in Mocksville. Memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America, Troop 322, 310 5th Street NE, Conover, NC 28613.