Archive - 2014 - News Article
For nearly two decades, the historical stories, people, artifacts, folklore and traditions of Lincoln County have been the prime passion of one manâ€”a local leader who has made it his mission to preserve and protect the past of one tiny Southern community.
Both residents at Abernethy Laurels, Lois Mundy and Marie Robinson (sisters) recently celebrated their 106 and 104 birthdays.
The former Cheerwine facility in Conover has been transformed into a haven for soccer fans of all ages â€” Shea Stadium Sports, an indoor soccer complex.
The project is a collaboration between Kevin Shea, Brian Vierling, Toby Tate, Chete Soto, Dan Loyer and Dave Walker, who have enjoyed coaching and playing soccer locally for years.
On the night of Oct. 16, shortly after movie-goers had their tickets torn and purchased their popcorn, the State Cinema shut its doors â€“ seemingly for good.
The closing came suddenly with just a single Facebook post a few hours before the final show saying â€śState Cinema will be CLOSED after tonight's show. Thank you all for those of you that supported us.â€ť
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St. Louis (6-8) 6
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.