Archive - 2013 - News Article
The clock strikes midnight. Doors open. Barricades come down. Elbows fly.
There are 22,370 individuals living at or below the poverty level in Catawba County.
Of those, 2,134 are 65 years and older and 7,923 are children.
Catawba Countyâs local branch of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, a Feeding America food bank, works with partner agencies in the county to provide food to individuals like these in need.
In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Observer News Enterprise visited local people across the city of Newton on Tuesday afternoon to pose the question, âWhat are you most thankful for?â
âOne on O-N-Eâ is a weekly segment in the Observer News Enterprise newspaper, which poses a question to local people.
All three school systems are on a three-hour delay for Tuesday, Nov. 26.
The delays come from a ice storm, which is supposed to move overnight from Monday to Tuesday.
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NEWTON â The Newton-Conover Middle School gym exploded with the sound of excited children on Monday afternoon as they cheered for their teachers in a charity basketball game against Conover Police Department.
The N-CMS staff won the game against the officers of Conover PD, but the event was about much more than the game.
CONOVER â With the spirit of Thanksgiving in mind, the city of Conover announced the winners of its annual art contest for the second-straight year on Monday.
The contest, which was held from Oct. 1 through Nov. 1, asked fourth-grade students âWhat in Conover Are We Thankful For?â
LINCOLNTON â Lincoln County Sheriffâs deputies and investigators processed a number of suspects during the initial push Wednesday in âOperation Top 40â, a roundup of alleged street level drug dealers in Lincoln and surrounding counties.
NEWTON â Itâs the time of year when twinkling lights and shining ornaments adorn Christmas trees in churches all over, but one tree has inspired something even bigger than warmth and gifts.
âWe work hard putting together our tree,â said Sherrill Ramsier, of First Presbyterian of Newton. âWe thought it would be nice if we could get the community to enjoy our tree, and not just us.â
CONOVER â A half century after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, a prominent Conover surgeon has memories of the historic event that few Americans can share.
CONOVER â Don Barker remembers the sights and sounds of Nov. 24, 1963 like they were just yesterday.
âMuffled drums,â said Barker, a former events photographer at the Observer News Enterprise. âIt haunts me to this day.â
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.