November 14th, 2014
Glenn Lee Deitz, age 90 of Hickory, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at his residence. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the Deitz family.
In 1873, the creation of the Chester and Lenoir Narrow Gauge Railroad began.
Eight years after the tracks of the Kings Mountain Railroad had been destroyed by the Union Army and abandoned, Chester and Lenoir purchased the tracks to rebuild.
â€śWe just want to bring the community together and kind of get Christmas started,â€ť said Tour of Churches Committee Chairman Cheryl Ransier.
The Tour of Churches began three years ago.
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.
If you were driving now Business 321 on Thursday in Newton around noon and you saw a horse strolling toward Conover, your eyes were not playing tricks on you.
Jeremiah Brinkley was passing through the area while mounted atop Anna Marie, his equestrian companion.
Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis breaks down why the North Carolina Tar Heels ranked #11 headed into the college basketball season.
Born in Canada and having lived across the United States, the journey of Fred T. Foard goalkeeper Rohman Clarke has led him to Saturdayâ€™s 3A state final in boys soccer.
The Tiger junior is hoping to help lift the program to its first-ever state title when Foard (22-5-2) battles Cardinal Gibbons (23-2-1) at 11:05 a.m. Saturday at the Dail Soccer Complex on the campus of N.C. State University.
Weather experts agree that the temperatures are about to drop, but the presence of ice, sleet and snow is uncertain.
â€śWith the cold front thatâ€™s rolling in, we get into a pattern that would a lot of times give us our best chance at winter weather,â€ť said Catawba County Weatherâ€™s Joey Mosteller. â€śThat could mean sleet, snow or freezing rain.â€ť
Elberta Faye Roy Gragg Teague entered the kingdom of heaven on November 12, 2014. The Teague family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.
Margie Carpenter Powell, age 89, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the Powell family.
Representative of the 89th House district, Mitchell Setzer will begin his 9th term in the North Carolina House of Representatives at the start of 2015. Though, this term could hold something a little different for Setzer, as he will be vying for the position as North Carolina Speaker of the House.
On a senior-laden Newton-Conover boys soccer team, itâ€™s easy to spot the quintet of Francisco Tapia, Xavier Tapia, Jason Mejia, Orlando Gildo and Aldayr Ozuna.
The five freshmen for the Red Devils have helped to fill the gaps in what they hope will be a state championship season.