Archive - 2014 - News Article
Thousands braved the heat and flooded the streets of Newton on Thursday for the 125th Soldiers Reunion.
Crowds of all ages enjoyed munching on treats like funnel cakes and cotton candy while enjoying the musical entertainment and visiting booths set up around the square.
Foothills Wellness Clinic at HSCC-Hickory offers low cost vaccines, heartworm tests, and pest solutions for pets. The upcoming clinic dates are Friday, August 22nd, 12 â€“ 4 pm; Friday, September 5th, 12 â€“ 4 pm; Saturday, September 20th, 9 amâ€“ 2 pm. Heartworm, flea, and tick prevention are available for purchase during normal business hours.
The week-long 125th Soldiers Reunion continues to see a huge turnout as Wednesday welcomed the Soldiers Reunion Baby Parade, Pet Mania and a double-dose of country music, headlined by Confederate Railroad.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
"It's nice to know that, even after all this time and all these years, that people still appreciate us," said Peggy Isaac, of Newton. "It makes you feel good when people thank you, as a veteran. We went into service to protect the community, so that they could have celebrations and activities like Soldiers Reunion.
Six Fred T. Foard ROTC students got to experience a brand new view of Bank of America Stadium on Sunday.
The cadets presented the colors before the Carolina Panthers took the field to face the Kansas City Chiefs for their second preseason game this year.
Thousands of people gathered in the streets of Newton for the Soldiers Reunion Car Show and Cruisinâ€™ on Sunday to kick off the week-long event.
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.
The 18 member Catawba County Grand Jury met Monday morning and handed down an indictment for the alleged killer in the Maggie Daniels case.
The indictment of Sharman Howard Odom, also known as Sherman Howard Odom, of Newton, includes three felony charges â€”murder, first degree sexual offense, and first degree kidnapping.
No injuries were reporter after an SUV exiting BB&T parking lot in downtown Newton struck a tractor trailer heading West on West A Street Friday morning. Newton Police responded to the scene along with Newton fire and EMS.
The Claremont Spec Building in the Claremont International Business Park is only weeks away from completion but has already been shown to prospective companies several times. A partnership between Catawba County, the City of Claremont, the EDCâ€™s Committee of 100 and Matthews Construction broke ground on the 51,200 sf speculative building on March 17th.
The Carolina Cycle Challenge (CCC) will be hosting its second annual bike riding event to benefit the fight against pediatric cancer on Sunday, October 5, 2014. Taking over from Brett's Ride, the CCC is sponsored by all of the Rotary Clubs in the area.