Archive - Mar 2014 - News Article
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.
Goodwillâs newest Career Connections Center, located at 837 Conover Blvd. West, opens on Wednesday.
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.
Survivors often have hills to climb. For Carla Davis, those became physical hills at the first annual Get Your Rear In Gear 5k Run/Walk in Hickory last year.
Davis is a 10-year colon cancer survivor who firmly believes that early detection of colon cancer saves lives. She will be serving as a team captain for the Get Your Rear in Gear event on March 22.
Catawba County gets a chance to shine in the television spotlight this weekend.
Red Wolf Farm in Maiden will be featured on an episode of "Food Court Wars,â which airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on Food Network.
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.
Construction is well underway for Catawba County's new Animal Shelter in Newton.
Along with the shelter comes an extension of a current partnership between the county and the Humane Society of Catawba County.
The shelter will provide new features and additions to the Humane Society's current location in Hickory, and both will be utilized to get county animals to good homes.
Yet another winter storm hit Catawba County on Friday. While the precipitation didnât reach as high as previous storms,Â the impact was still felt Â on the roads.Â
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said that a total of 56 accidents were reported as of late afternoonÂ Friday.
Fourteen ofÂ thoseÂ resulted in injuries but none of them were serious.
Due to weather that arrived late Thursday and continued into the morning hours, all three school systems in Catawba County are closed on Friday.
Newton-Conover City, Catawba County and Hickory Public schools all announced their closings on Friday morning. There is an optional teacher work day for all three systems on Friday, as well.
The city of Claremont is about to get a hot new makeover by its very own citizens.
The city has designated six to eight fire hydrants in the downtown area to be reimagined into pieces of community artwork.
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.
Within the city of Conover lies a sleeping giant thatâs ready to be awakened.
Since October 2013, the Republic Recycling Service in Conover has been recently building what they call a Single Stream Machine.
The machine itself stands as tall as the recycling facility itâs stored in.
A new way to pay your utilities bill was featured in last nights Newton City Council meeting.