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January 19th, 2015

Pro Football Weekend Recap

January 19, 2015

Sunday 1/18/15
Seattle (14-4) 28 vs
Green Bay (13-5) 22

Saturday, January 17, 2015

January 19, 2015

Roberta Jean Pruitt Lail of Advance NC, passed away January 14, 2015 at home with Galen her son, Jason her grandson and Shelia Carter her friend and caregiver by her side. Online condolences may be made to

Historical Association director bids farewell

January 19, 2015

The executive director of the Catawba County Historical Association for the past eight and a half years, Melinda Herzog, has resigned to accept a similar post with the Statesville-based Iredell Museums, according to an announcement today from Sybil Baird Stewart, president of the CCHA.

‘Colorful’ local journalist remembered

January 19, 2015

A former Catawba and Lincoln County reporter and beloved participant in the local amateur wrestling sphere will be laid to rest this weekend.

Public hearing set for Harris Teeter property

January 19, 2015

Word of reconstruction at the site of the former Harris Teeter store — located at the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and West 20th Street — has been fluttering around Catawba County since mid-2014.

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.

January 16th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep scoreboard

January 16, 2015

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Boys basketball
Fred T. Foard 59, South Caldwell 37
Freedom 61, St. Stephens 57
Lincolnton 72, Maiden 69
Newton-Conover 76, Bandys 31
West Caldwell 73, Bunker Hill 45

Girls basketball
Bandys 71, Newton-Conover 43
Bunker Hill 48, West Caldwell 35
Freedom 75, St. Stephens 32

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year

January 16, 2015

The most common New Year Resolution is to lose weight and get fit. Fitness and nutrition expert John Basedow offers his best diet tips and tricks, including 'smart shopping,' controlling portion size, selecting natural foods, home cooking and packing 'take home plates' when eating out, so you to make this year your best ever.

Friday, January 16, 2015

January 16, 2015

Philip Collins, age 60, of Hickory passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. Arrangements are incomplete at Burke Mortuary in Newton.

Maiden native pens book to promote healthy lifestyle

January 16, 2015

After years of dealing with chronic illness all affected by diet and exercise, Maiden native Rodney Robbins decided to write a book about it.
"The Bite Me Diet - Kill your cravings, eat real food and enjoy the hell out of life," is a guide on how to lose weight by just eating healthy – not by cutting out carbohydrates, protein and all types of fats.

Girl Scout Cookies have arrived

January 16, 2015

Bullard, age seven of Newton, and Aby Rosario, age seven of Newton, load the back of an SUV with boxes of cookies as the Newton Girl Scout Daisy troop 02407 get ready for the cookie season.

Cookie booths will be set up around the county through March 1. For more information visit

The Hickory Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday night to hire Allen...
Taking over the Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball program from retiring head...
Knowing it would be the final game for teammate Josh Ramseur, Alex Johnson put in the extra work in...


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