March 17th, 2014
Ground was broken Monday evening on the Claremont Spec Building in the Claremont International Business Park.
Officials from Catawba County, the city of Claremont, the Economic Development Corporationâ€™s (EDC) Committee of 100 and Matthews Construction were at the groundbreaking, along with members of Innovate Catawba and other community leaders.
The Ides of March were unkind to the Bandys girls basketball team.
For three quarters, the Lady Trojans seemed on a path destined for a seventh state championship.
Then came the fourth quarter.
T.W. Andrews outscored Bandys, 20-7, in the final stanza en rout to a 57-51 state-title winning victory against the Lady Trojans in Raleigh.
Below is a look at Monday's spring sports postponements involving Catawba County teams:
St. Stephens at Maiden, ppd.
St. Stephens at Burns, ppd. April 10
Maiden at East Burke, cancelled (no make up)
Bunker Hill at St. Stephens, ppd. March 24
Watauga at Newton-Conover, cancelled
Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is opening the doors to opportunity for those in Catawba County who are interested in gaining job skills, no matter what their age or background.
Goodwillâ€™s newest Career Connections Center, located at 837 Conover Blvd. West, opens on Wednesday.
After 31 games and four championships, the Bandys girls basketball team is on the cusp of history.
The Lady Trojans have a chance to win the program's seventh state title on the court Saturday.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition (Saturday through Monday) of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:
Bunker Hill 13, West Lincoln 3
Maiden 13, Newton-Conover
St. Stephens 4, Hibriten 3
West Caldwell 12, Bandys 6
Watauga at Fred T. Foard, no report
Bandys 9, West Caldwell 1
Bunker Hill 6, West Lincoln 2
Fred T. Foard 4, Watauga 1
Maiden 11, Newton-Conover 1
Audrey Christina Troutman Mundy, age 85, of Catawba, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Mundy family.
One local family needs your help.
Funds are being raised to help assisted the family of Michael Norris, a U.S. Air Force veteran, who owned and operated of Norris Auto Clinic in Newton.
Norris unexpectedly passed away on March 4.
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:
Bunker Hill 11, Fred T. Foard 2
Fred T. Foard 6, Maiden 1
Bunker Hill at Wilkes Central, ppd.
St. Stephens 5, Wilkes Central 0
Newton-Conover 7, Bandys 2
St. Stephens at Bunker Hill, ppd.
Dorothy â€śDotâ€ť Rose Eckard Sipe, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed peacefully into eternal glory with her Creator on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 after a period of declining health at Conover Nursing Home. The Sipe family has entrusted arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC.