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January 27th, 2015
The Board of the Children's Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County has announced the hiring of Nancy Hughes as the agency's new executive director.
The public is invited to meet the new director at a reception to be held at 3-5 p.m. Feb. 12 at the CAPC, located at 1007 First Ave. South, Conover.
A troop of students from Startown Elementary, donning their bright, Tiger-orange gear, strolled into Abernethy Laurels on Friday morning for their first performance of the school year.
The students, members of the Startown P.E. Club, brought with them jump ropes of all sizes, pogo sticks and even unicycles.
A 50-year staple in the Claremont community stands charred after a weekend fire.
Around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, officials responded to Claremont Hardware and Farm Supply to find the building ablaze.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Dr. George Place II, 40, has been named Catawba County's new Cooperative Extension Director.
Place is originally from Kansas City, Mo., where he studied at the University of Missouri at Kansas City towards his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Plant Biological Studies and a Chemistry minor. Place then completed his studies and earned his degree from the University of New Mexico.
As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) become more popular for photography and video uses and more easily accessible, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working to regulate their use in airspace across the country.
The latest 'Bad Lip Readings' video skewers many of the NFL's biggest stars with some unforgettable lines.
Whether you are a life-long resident of Catawba County or someone who is new to the area, it is almost a guaranteed you will at some point need access to pertinent information and phone numbers for the county.
The Observer News Enterpriseâ€™s 2015 Fact Book is your one-stop shop for all the information which is germane to your journey through Catawba County.
The city of Newton will join together on January 31 at 6 p.m. for a Prayer Walk held by In My Fatherâ€™s House Community Support Services Network Inc.
Ivey Robinson, the Chief of Executive Officers for In My Fatherâ€™s House, is excited about people in this city coming together for fellowship and prayer.
â€śWeâ€™ll gather and walk around the square,â€ť Robinson said.
Shirley Kam and her family have owned China Express since it opened its doors in Newton in 1988. The restaurant, specializing in chinese and hibachi-style foods, is located on Northwest Boulevard, adjacent to the former Harris Teeter building.
I've tried to live a decent life," said Mr. Ray Von Caldwell. "I think a lot of people have recognized that â€“ even when I didn't have to tell them."
After 44 years of working with the Catawba County Planning Board, Caldwell has decided to retire from the position.