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March 20th, 2014
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.
âYou Donate. We Train. People Work.â
Thatâs the motto of Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, which opened the doors Wednesday to its newest Career Connections Center in Newton.
Officials from Catawba County, the city of Newton and Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) were all in attendance for the opening of the new center, located on 837 Conover Blvd. West.
Ground was broken Monday evening on the Claremont Spec Building in the Claremont International Business Park.
Officials from Catawba County, the city of Claremont, the Economic Development Corporationâs (EDC) Committee of 100 and Matthews Construction were at the groundbreaking, along with members of Innovate Catawba and other community leaders.
Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is opening the doors to opportunity for those in Catawba County who are interested in gaining job skills, no matter what their age or background.
Goodwillâs newest Career Connections Center, located at 837 Conover Blvd. West, opens on Wednesday.
One local family needs your help.
Funds are being raised to help assisted the family of Michael Norris, a U.S. Air Force veteran, who owned and operated of Norris Auto Clinic in Newton.
Norris unexpectedly passed away on March 4.
Survivors often have hills to climb. For Carla Davis, those became physical hills at the first annual Get Your Rear In Gear 5k Run/Walk in Hickory last year.
Davis is a 10-year colon cancer survivor who firmly believes that early detection of colon cancer saves lives. She will be serving as a team captain for the Get Your Rear in Gear event on March 22.
Catawba County gets a chance to shine in the television spotlight this weekend.
Red Wolf Farm in Maiden will be featured on an episode of "Food Court Wars,â which airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on Food Network.
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.
Construction is well underway for Catawba County's new Animal Shelter in Newton.
Along with the shelter comes an extension of a current partnership between the county and the Humane Society of Catawba County.
The shelter will provide new features and additions to the Humane Society's current location in Hickory, and both will be utilized to get county animals to good homes.
Yet another winter storm hit Catawba County on Friday. While the precipitation didnât reach as high as previous storms,Â the impact was still felt Â on the roads.Â
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said that a total of 56 accidents were reported as of late afternoonÂ Friday.
Fourteen ofÂ thoseÂ resulted in injuries but none of them were serious.
Due to weather that arrived late Thursday and continued into the morning hours, all three school systems in Catawba County are closed on Friday.
Newton-Conover City, Catawba County and Hickory Public schools all announced their closings on Friday morning. There is an optional teacher work day for all three systems on Friday, as well.