Archive - Jan 2012 - News Article
Newton Assistant City Manager and Planning Director Glenn Pattishall officially retired after more than 28 years with the city.
A reception was held in his honor Tuesday, and Newton City Manager Todd Clark took the opportunity to salute Pattishall's service and present him with a gift bag.
"If it weren't for Glenn, we wouldn't have the jobs we have in this county today," Clark said.
Fetch the scarves, gloves and earmuffs â€” it's cold in Catawba County.
Residents wrapped themselves in warm clothing Tuesday to shield against the coldest temperatures in the area so far this winter.
Temperatures reached 22 degrees in Conover, Maiden and Claremont on Tuesday morning, according to accuweather.com, and wind chills made the air feel like 11 degrees at 6 a.m. in Newton.
High temperatures climbed just above freezing Tuesday.
Charlie Sybrant died Oct. 18, 2009, when a drunk driver struck her near an interstate ramp.
The man who was driving the car that killed the 22-year-old will now spend up to 55 months in prison.
Daniel Whisnant â€” charged with killing Sybrant, injuring another and fleeing the scene â€” pleaded guilty to five charges on Tuesday, including felony death by motor vehicle, felony serious injury by motor vehicle and two counts of felony hit and run with injury. He also pleaded guilty to DWI and driving while his license was revoked.
Newton is plunging back into pool talk. Will the city stay in the swimming pool business, or will it close Catawba Countyâ€™s last public pool? Details in the Tuesday edition of The O-N-E.
Follow the Newton City Council meeting live tonight @TheONENews, and check www.observernewsonline.com to find out what happens.
Blood supply is in demand to start the year, and Friday brings a chance to help fill the need. Find out where and when community blood drives are planned - inside The O-N-E.
After committing $127,850 toward a swimming pool that earned $7,331 during summer 2011, Newton leaders are preparing to consider the future of Catawba County's only remaining public swimming facility.
And when Newton City Council discusses the city pool during a meeting tonight, it won't get much help from the city's recreation commission.
Several high-profile defendants are scheduled to appear in court today, including accused murderer Everette Hewitt.
Hewitt, 32, of Claremont, is charged with murdering three people in March 2011, when he allegedly walked into a Conover mobile home and started shooting. He is also charged with second-degree trespassing, first-degree burglary and robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Tuesday, Jan. 3
Bandys basketball at West Caldwell
Bunker Hill basketball vs. Draughn
Fred T. Foard basketball vs. South Caldwell
Maiden basketball vs. South Iredell
N-C basketball at East Burke
N-C wrestling at South Caldwell (Kings Mt.), 6 p.m.
Catawba County Meet at Hickory YMCA
St. Stephens basketball at Hibriten
Wednesday, Jan. 4
Bunker Hill at Bandys basketball
Fred T. Foard wrestling vs. East Burke/Lincolnton, 5 p.m.
Anderson at Lenoir-Rhyne basketball (women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.)
Thursday, Jan. 5
No games scheduled
The arrival of a new year brings Catawba County citizens the chance to show off their pride and joy.
"Once again, we're looking for Catawba County's cutest babies, both in terms of human babies and the 'fur babies' of the animal kingdom," said The Observer News Enterprise Publisher Michael Willard. "Every year, our special section dedicated to the county's cutest babies and cutest pets is hugely popular, and we are excited to give the county's parents the chance to show off their pride and joy."
It's a new year in Catawba County, and the first week of 2012 offers events for all ages.
Community happenings this week include a teen game night, yoga and Tai Chi classes for seniors, a diabetes support workshop for all ages, a blood drive and a chance to view parts of the solar system.
If you or your organization has an upcoming event, e-mail the details to email@example.com for inclusion in Catawba County's Week Ahead and inclusion on page 3 of The Observer News Enterprise.