November 19th, 2014
Elbon Eugene Eckard, age 72, of Conover went to his heavenly home Friday, November 14, 2014. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Eckard family.
Alma Inez Reitzel Hefner, 93, of Hickory, NC, passed away, Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Drum Funeral Home in Hickory is honored to be serving the Hefner family.
Evelyn Ledford Barlowe, age 79, of Conover passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Brian Center- East in Hickory. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Barlowe family.
On Nov. 8, against the backdrop of a decorated military transport truck and equipment trailer, the Small Town Main Street-Veterans Garden of Honor (STMS-VGH) Committee hosted its official Groundbreaking Ceremony for a garden tribute to be built in the Town of Catawba to honor military Veterans and their families.
James Luttonâ€™s face lit up with excitement when he saw the shiny, red mechanical hand that had been made just for him. Once he was all strapped in, six-year-old James was able to do something he had never been able to do - pick things up with his left hand.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Fred T. Foard 60, West Lincoln 32
North Lincoln 74, Bandys 25
Bandys 81, North Lincoln 14
West Lincoln 35, Fred T. Foard 28
St. Stephens 72, Draughn 9
St. Stephens 48, West Caldwell 27
Carlene Joan Martin Houk, 52, of Maiden passed away Friday, November 14, 2014 at her residence. She was born January 23, 1962 Guilford Co. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Houk Family.
Catawba County University â€“ a program offered to Catawba County residents that is built to enlighten and inform students on the inner workings of the County â€“ is quickly approaching.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
At 10:35 a.m., a Newton Conover City Schools activity bus rolled up to Catawba Valley Community Collegeâ€™s Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) with smiling students eager to learn about Catawba County industry. Dan St. Louis, president of MSC, and Rodney Sigmon, prototype research and development, held the doors opened as they welcomed students from Newton Conover Middle Schoolâ€™s S.T.E.M.
Twenty-seven games. Eighteen shutouts. Twelve seniors. One state title.
Newton-Conover capped a 26-1 championship season on Saturday with a 2-0 victory against previously unbeaten First Flight at the Dail Soccer Complex on the campus of N.C. State University.
The state championship is the second for the Red Devilsâ€™ boy soccer program in seven seasons.
Cardinal Gibbons used its previous state championship experience to knock off Fred T. Foard on Saturday in the 3A boys soccer final at the Dail Soccer Complex.
Behind the play of championship game MVP Cooper Deplantis, the Crusaders cruised to a 5-0 victory against the Tigers.