Archive - 2014 - News Article
Members of the Connections program in Newton will be cooking up chili for a good cause at their annual fundraiser on Dec. 3.
A partnership between Catawba County, Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, Catawba Valley Community College, Lenoir-Rhyne University and area businesses has landed three local entrepreneurs with large checks to cash for their business start-ups based out of the Unifour area.
On Nov. 8, against the backdrop of a decorated military transport truck and equipment trailer, the Small Town Main Street-Veterans Garden of Honor (STMS-VGH) Committee hosted its official Groundbreaking Ceremony for a garden tribute to be built in the Town of Catawba to honor military Veterans and their families.
James Luttonâ€™s face lit up with excitement when he saw the shiny, red mechanical hand that had been made just for him. Once he was all strapped in, six-year-old James was able to do something he had never been able to do - pick things up with his left hand.
Catawba County University â€“ a program offered to Catawba County residents that is built to enlighten and inform students on the inner workings of the County â€“ is quickly approaching.
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.
At 10:35 a.m., a Newton Conover City Schools activity bus rolled up to Catawba Valley Community Collegeâ€™s Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) with smiling students eager to learn about Catawba County industry. Dan St. Louis, president of MSC, and Rodney Sigmon, prototype research and development, held the doors opened as they welcomed students from Newton Conover Middle Schoolâ€™s S.T.E.M.
In 1873, the creation of the Chester and Lenoir Narrow Gauge Railroad began.
Eight years after the tracks of the Kings Mountain Railroad had been destroyed by the Union Army and abandoned, Chester and Lenoir purchased the tracks to rebuild.
â€śWe just want to bring the community together and kind of get Christmas started,â€ť said Tour of Churches Committee Chairman Cheryl Ransier.
The Tour of Churches began three years ago.
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.
If you were driving now Business 321 on Thursday in Newton around noon and you saw a horse strolling toward Conover, your eyes were not playing tricks on you.
Jeremiah Brinkley was passing through the area while mounted atop Anna Marie, his equestrian companion.
Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis breaks down why the North Carolina Tar Heels ranked #11 headed into the college basketball season.