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April 2nd, 2014
A seventh grade language arts teacher at Maiden Middle School, Bethany Settlemyre, was selected as the Catawba County Schools Teacher of the Year for the 2012-13 school year.
She is still being recognized for her achievements.
Whitney Marti and Dan Hummert, of Hickory Mazda Mitsubishi, presented her with an award on Wednesday afternoon.
After waiting more than five years since his initial arrest, victims of the J.V. Huffman and Biltmore Financial Group, Inc. Ponzi scheme have finally received their money â€” part of it, at least.
Joshua Vance â€śJ.V.â€ť Huffman, of Conover, was arrested on Nov. 7, 2008 after scamming close to 500 people out of approximately $25 million with his company.
The sound of a shotgun heard over pouring rain signaled the start of the second annual NC Troopers Footchase 5K and Fun Run in Conover on Saturday.
Nearly 300 participants gathered at the starting line at the new Conover City Park.
From elementary students to adults over 60, the community showed their support for the event which raised money for Catawba Regional Hospice.
Big ideas are blooming at the newly owned and renovated garden center in Conover.
Blooms, owned by Carmen and David Huffman, is located at 1604 Hwy 16 N. The center, formerly Greenwood Nursery, has been given a fresh coat of paint and filled with new supplies and smiling faces.
Fine art will be on display this weekend in Hickory.
The Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.
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.
Students begin thinking about their career choices at a young age, even as young as elementary school.
Shuford Elementary in Conover hosted their annual K-5 Career Days on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
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.
The Main branch of the Catawba County Library System in Newton boarded a train to the past on Tuesday for a presentation that dated all the way back to 1853.
In conjunction with the Catawba County Genealogical Society, Tammy Wilson presented â€śOrphan Train.â€ť
With digital distractions like Snapchat and Angry Birds, reading is often seen as a dying pastime among younger generations.
One local Girl Scout, Jessica Shook, of Conover, set out to change that mindset with her recent service project, â€śReading for Fun.â€ť
Are you R-E-A-D-Y?
The Newton-Conover Education Foundation will be holding their eighth annual Red Hot Spelling Bee presented by The Observer News Enterprise and Outlook on March 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Newton-Conover High School.
History was celebrated this week at Concordia Lutheran Church and School.
Both institutions marked their 135th anniversaries with a number of different events, which started on Sunday.
Starting out as Conover High School in 1878, the school eventually was renamed Concordia High School and later chartered as Concordia College in 1881.