Archive - 2014 - News Article
Last week, St. Stephens High School continued a nearly two-decade tradition of creating awareness and raising funds for those afflicted by cancer.
The Indians hosted Bunker Hill on the basketball court for the 12th year in a row on Friday â€” the second and final meeting between the schools who were battling each other for not only a hoops win, but a victory for cancer.
â€śWeâ€™re had this partnership for eleven years and itâ€™s amazing what weâ€™re been able to do together,â€ť said spanish interpreter Mimi Michael.
First Presbyterian Church in Newton has a sister church nestled along the Pacific Ocean in Guatemala â€“ El Redentor.
Just before 11 p.m. on Friday, a Newton police officer who had been following a motorcycle suspected of speeding found that the vehicle had crashed, according to a release from Newton Police. The motorcyclist, Timothy Shyler Kincaid, 28, of Conover, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anthony Starr, current Assistant Executive Director of the Western Piedmont Council of Governments (WPCOG), has been named the new Executive Director of the WPCOG effective January 1, 2015.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Shuford Elementary Schoolâ€™s 5th grade students had an exciting day, on Thursday, Dec. 11th.
Educator Sherry Williams, from the Catawba Science Center in Hickory, visited with a batch of preserved amphibians for the students to study. The 5th graders are learning about the human body systems and how each structure functions.
Bursting someoneâ€™s bubble becomes quite literal for John and Shanda Boyles when they strap on their 20 pound suits and bump, flip and roll through their front yard. Their suits, comprised mostly of air, are known as Bubble Balls and serve as the basis of their Newton company, Bubble Sports.
Reaching the $500,000 mark in fund raising was the theme of a recent celebration at the Historic Newton Depot on November 15 that was open to the public. Almost 100 people ventured out on that very cold Saturday to see several new artifacts that will be on display at the Southeast Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum being created at the Depot.
Ivy Robertson felt the need to give to the less fortunate pressing on her heart when she decided to begin In My Fatherâ€™s House. Robertsonâ€™s family and a group of volunteers have been collecting coats and food for the needy for about five years. In the last few weeks, In My Fatherâ€™s House opened the doors to their thrift store in downtown Newton for the first time.
"It's a form of youth voice engaged in community decision making," said Catawba County 4-H Youth Development Director Donna Mull.
Youth councils exist on local, state and international levels among governments, non-governmental organizations and schools.