July 9th, 2014
At the Claremont City Council meeting Monday night the city approved an agreement with Apple Inc. to annex 100 acres of land within the city in turn for a new solar farm located at Kelly Blvd in Claremont. The approved agreement was a unanimous decision amongst the council members. The project will cost Apple about $55 million.
100 balloons floated in the kitchen of Annie Hass' Newton home as she celebrated another year of life. A few of them are still lingering around, reminding her of the milestone she has reached.
Hass was born June 27, 1914 and attended Mt. Olive School for much of her childhood. Once Balls Creek was built, Hass attended school there and graduated in 1931.
Down 3-1 in the seventh, the offensive for Hickory Post 48 exploded.
Hickory scored 10 runs during the stanza, going on to win 14-4 in eight innings against Asheville to tied the series at a game apiece.
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.
Danny Wayne Rozzelle 74 of Newton went to his eternal home on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Rozzelle family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service, 828-465-2111
Newton-Conover City Schools will be holding a memorial service for the Discovery High School counselor who was killed more than a week ago in her Newton apartment.
Maggie Daniels, 31, of Windsor Apartments in Newton will be honored in a service on Wednesday, July 9. The service will be held at 4 p.m. at Newton-Conover High School. Danielsâ€™ family will be attending.
Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle call in Denver, where they found a partially clothed male and 14-year-old female inside the vehicle.
The call came in around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday about the vehicle located behind CVS Pharmacy on Webb's Road in Denver, officials said.
The city of Conover is part of ajoint initiative across the county working to keep cities safe.
The Catawba County Safe Communities Initiative is a partnership between eight law enforcement agencies which started in 2010.
â€śOur main focus and agenda is to reduce violence,â€ť said Coordinator Charles Mackie at Mondayâ€™s City Council Meeting.
Noah Vess, age 4 of Conover, keeps cool while spending Monday afternoon at the splash pad at the Conover City Park. The splash pad is open Memorial Day to Labor Day, 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Asheville used a three-run seventh inning to defeated Hickory, 7-5, in the first game of the two team's Area IV playoff series on Monday.
Post 70 takes a 1-0 series lead against Post 48 heading into tonight's second game at Henkel-Alley Field at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds at 7 p.m.
Jerry Wayne Shook, 75, of Maiden died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. The family will receive friends, Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Maiden from 6:00 â€“ 8:00 p.m.