February 5th, 2014
James C. â€śJayâ€ť Gaither, Jr., current District Attorney of the 25th Prosecutorial District, was elected in November of 2002 and re-elected in 2006 and 2010.
Gaither confirmed to the O-N-E on Wednesday that he will be running for re-election. Filing begins Feb. 10.
Several athletes in Catawba County made a splash on Wednesday for National Signing Day.
Three athletes â€”Â Maiden's Alex White, Newton-Conover's Nick Baker and St. Stephens' Alex Roarke â€” officially signed their National Letters of Intent with Colleges and Universities during the day.
Billy Eugene Coley, 68, of Maiden, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at his residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
The battle over an ordinance on yard sales has finally come to an end.
The vote on the proposed ordinance didnâ€™t change at last nightâ€™s Newton City Council meeting from last monthâ€™s rejected 4-3 vote.
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.
The Newton-Conover wrestling team was on cruise control of the first two rounds of the 2A dual team playoffs.
The Red Devils (49-1) recorded a total of 14 pins in a pair of wins against East Burke (54-21) and West Wilkes (52-18) to advance to Thursdayâ€™s third round.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:
Bandys 41, Maiden 39
East Lincoln 62, Newton-Conover 60
Hickory 69, St. Stephens 58
Bandys 99, Maiden 36
Bunker Hill 47, Lincolnton 29
Hickory 59, St. Stephens 44
Newton-Conover 51, East Lincoln 32
Fleeta Eckard Cook, age 86, of Hickory, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Cook family.
The city of Conover approved a new public/private partnership at Mondayâ€™s city council meeting that will bring 45,000-square feet of retail development to the northernmost point of Conover Station. The plan lines up exactly with the cityâ€™s original master plan for the space.
The Catawba County Board of Commissioners approved a Grant of Easement on Monday during the first of its bi-monthly meetings.
The Board unanimously approved the grant to Piedmont Natural Gas for the purpose of installing a natural gas pipeline across a 2.37-acre tract located on Highway 70.
The Newton-Conover wrestling team defended home turf on Saturday at the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A tournament.
The host Red Devils won the event by tallying 224.5 total points to second-place West Caldwellâ€™s 159 points
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.