Archive - 2014 - News Article
80 years of history and 57 years of marriage have been tied together with red laces for one local couple.
"I never thought I'd own a baseball team," said Luther Beaver, part owner of the Hickory Crawdads. "When it came time to make a living, baseball had to take a backseat."
Catawba County Meals on Wheels delivers meals to more than 260 homebound seniors each day.
One Social Services employee finds that job to be the most rewarding she's ever had.
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.
Catawba County wants you to bud out that cigarette.
The county is encouraging its cities and towns to promote a healthier lifestyle. One way theyâ€™re doing this is by having the cities and towns to create tobacco free areas.
â€śCatawba County Public Health has long supported tobacco-free initiatives to promote health and has maintained a tobacco-free health department since 2005.
Startown Elementary School third-grade students Carly Rojzman and Joey Grimes take a quiz on bone structure and human anatomy during Wednesdayâ€™s class. See more photos from Startown Elementary on page 8.
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.
In 2010, 14 percent of Catawba County's registered voters hit the polls for the Primary election.
Tuesday, even more of the county's voters turned out.
"We had a steady stream of people all day long,â€ť said Todd Rudisill, chief judge election officer of the Precinct 40 in West Newton. â€śBut it was just a small stream.â€ť
Shortly after polls closed on Tuesday, results from one-stop early voting in Catawba County were released online.
Ballots from election day began trickling in from the 40 precincts, but results were slow to appear on the screen.
Click below for the results from the 2014 primary elections in Catawba County:
For more coverage of these results, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Observer News Enterprise!
Students from Catawba County took center stage for a national conference in March.
The Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE) invited 10 students from Catawba County to participate in two of the four choirs that were featured in the organizationâ€™ s annual conference that was held in...
Last week, Jimmy Stewart, Luis Valladolid and Brian Mackie were paid on-call volunteer firefighters at Conover Fire Department.
Monday, they became full-time firemen after the department officially received the SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant in the amount of $226,434 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Department of Homeland Security.
An employee at Hickory Springs Manufacturing (HSM) in Conover was taken to the hospital after suffering second degree burns Monday morning.
The fire started in a semi-trailer around 7:20 a.m. When the employee opened the door, the fire backdrafted on him and began to spread, according to Conover Fire Chief Mark Hinson.