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January 3rd, 2014
Three Hickory Firefighters are retiring after 30 years of service. Ronnie Thick, Dwayne Starnes and Brent Stine have worked their way up through the ranks to now retire with multiple levels of training.
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.
A fire breaks out in your home while youâre in bed.
How will you realize there is a fire in the home? Would it be through the smell of smoke or the sound of smoke detector going off?
Through the âGet Alarmed North Carolinaâ grant, the Newton Fire Department can go into peopleâs homes and test for the smoke and COD detectors.
One of Catawba Countyâs best-kept secrets has been nationally recognized as a âdiamond in the rough.â
Claremont was chosen as a âHidden Gem of Americaâ on a recent episode of the television show, âCommunities of Distinction with Terry Bradshaw.â
County native Casey Clark, 28, is chasing his dreams all the way to âMusic City.â
December 30th, 2013
The 27th Annual Catawba Valley Classic adds another chapter to its long history this weekend.
âI predict it will be a great tournament, with great sponsors,â said Clay Creech, director of the Classic since 2011.
Six of the eight teams in the field represent Catawba County, including Bunker Hill, Fred T. Foard, Hickory, Maiden, Newton-Conover and St. Stephens high schools.
Going Green could possibly be a new motto for Catawba County. Just last week, Catawba County Board of Commissioners approved the rezoning of 31 acres on Sigmon Dairy Farm Road for a new solar farm for Straya Solar.
Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Timothy S. Kincaid of Newton has told the Observer-News-Enterprise he will retire from the judicial system after more than 28 years as a judge in North Carolina Judicial District 25B, which is Catawba County, when his current term ends in December 2014.
After 13 consecutive wins and a bid to the NCAA Division II National Championshipgame, Lenoir-Rhyneâs football season has come to a close. Junior running back Jarrod Spears is one of several players who had his spirits crushed at Braly Stadium on Saturday.
The intersection of North Main and East 2nd Street in Newton was flooded with families who celebrated Christmas a little early on Monday.
The Corner Table, a local soup kitchen, hosted their annual Christmas celebration for families in need.
CHARLOTTE â A Hickory man is sticking to his musical roots, thanks to the Carolina Panthers.
Jason Meyer is one of 25 members in the Carolina Panthersâ Purrcussion drumline.
The 27-year-old comes from a strong musical lineage.