July 17th, 2014
The Green Room Community Theatre is in the works of its 17th annual Summer Shakespeare Theatre Institute. The unique and creative experience is set up as a week-long theatre day program for children in first to 12th grade. Students get to explore the mysterious world of William Shakespeare and the Elizabeathin era.
Nearly 10,000 Catawba County voters cast ballots in Tuesday's runoff election, keeping with a statewide pattern of high turnout at the polls.
"We had almost 13 percent turnout," said Amanda Duncan, Catawba County Board of Elections director. "That was very much higher than normal."
Janice Lynn Cornett, 57 of Hickory passed away Monday, July 14th, 2014 at her home. She was born November 19th, 1956 in Ohio. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church ELCA in Conover. The family will receive friends following the service.
Conover is gearing up for their annual National Night Out event.
On Aug. 5, communities around the country will hold events sponsored by their local police departments as a part of the national day.
"It's a community event that they do nationwide," said Lt. Mark Stump with Conover Police. "We've been participating 17 years and it's a nationwide event."
The investigation into the death of Maggie Daniels continued on Tuesday as Newton Police and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation make progress with the investigation of the former Newton educator.
According to a Newton PD press release, local law enforcement has interviewed over 100 persons, while eliminating several people as persons of interest during the process.
With the final hottest summer months right around the corner, more humid and hot conditions are on the way. With summer events, practices and even jobs keeping people out in the heat, knowing how to stay cool is a crucial part of the summer.
The Hickory Crawdads fell 7-0 at home against the Lakewood BlueClaws on Tuesday.
The Crawdads and BlueClaws play against Wednesday at noon at L.P. Frans Stadium.
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.
David Learner and Kim Sigmon won their respective runoff elections on Tuesday.
Learner defeated incumbent James C. "Jay" Gaither in the Republican primary runoff for the 25th Prosecutorial District Attorney â€” tallying 61.72 percent of the votes.
Meanwhile, Sigmon toppled Tammy Huffman West in the Clerk of Court's GOP race. Sigmon earned 60.45 percent of the votes.
Sixteen football coaches in the Catawba County School System gathered at Maiden High School on Monday, all in an effort to help aid player safety.
Former Concord High School coach EZ Smith taught the eight-hour seminar, which was sponsored by USA Footballâ€™s Heads Up initiative.
Mary Lee Sain, 91, died July 11, 2014 in Burke County. The Sain family has entrusted arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
Frankie Violet Flowers Herman, 93 of Hickory, went to her Heavenly home Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at Trinity Ridge. The family will receive friends from 9:30 am-11:00 am Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at the church.