May 7th, 2013
Behind the play of senior Jessica Cooper and freshman Sammie West, the Maiden softball team claimed its first conference tournament title since 2004 on Tuesday.
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.
Bradley Scott Danner, 38, of Hickory went home to his Lord on Monday, May 6, 2013 at his residence.
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the family.
Catawba County Board of Commissioners Chair Katherine W. Barnes declared a State of Emergency for Catawba County late of Monday, May 6, in response to serious flooding in several areas of the county.
A brief ceremony at Newton-Conover High School will be held Friday, May 10 for students to witness the dedication of a bronze plaque that looks back to one of the 20th century’s dramatic periods.
The last original Carolina Panther has decided to hang up his cleats for the last time.
Former kicker John Kasay signed a one-day contract to retire with Carolina on Tuesday.
The Panthers held a special retirement reception on Tuesday for Kasay.
Tonight's Catawba Valley 2A baseball championship game between Bandys and Draughn has been moved.
The contest, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds, was moved to Maiden High School at 7 p.m. tonight.
The CVAC softball championship between Maiden and Draughn will still be played at Maiden High School tonight at 6 p.m.
Jackson Gilliam nearly lost his life in October of 2011.
Two years later, the Bandys senior baseball player is going to have the time of his life playing college baseball.
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.
Ashley Moore Hart, 42, of Hickory, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Hart family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.
Claremont is excited to announce its new Police Chief, Deputy Chief Gary Bost, to assume the post vacated by longtime Chief Gerald Tolbert.
A Hickory teacher made his first appearance in court at the Catawba County Justice Center on Monday for two counts of Felony Secret Peeping.
Scott William Grantham, 50, of 1371 5th St. NE in Hickory was arrested on Friday, May 3 at Arndt Middle School for the two felony charges. Grantham was an English as Second Language teacher at the school.