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January 16th, 2015
The North Carolina State Board of Education has made the decision to transition all N.C. high school students from the 7-point grading scale to the 10-point grading scale, making the cutoff for a grade âAâ 90 points instead of 93.
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.
Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards on February 22 and the list of who will be nominated for an Oscar has been announced. Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman lead the nominations list with nine each. Meryl Streep nabbed her 19th nomination, and Bradley Cooper earned his third consecutive acting nod.
Jered Sturgill and Melvin Whistlehunt had a dream that day by day they are making into a reality. Their dream started this past summer as they were sitting around talking at a family barbeque.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
A home on Stewart Rd. near Claremont burned to the ground on Sunday night.
âWhen we got there the whole attic and the roof was on fire,â said Oxford Fire Department Chief Wayne Smith.
The home was a mobile home that had been built onto, Smith said.
Tammy Wilson, 60, âthought it would be funâ to work with the Catawba County Library System.
Originally volunteering for the library, she began working part time as the Public Information Officer in March of 2006 and is now retiring.
âTowns all have their own personality â theyâre like people,â said Allison Platt. âTheyâre each unique but they all have a certain something.â
The Downtown Streetscape Master Plan Review Committee and the City of Newton have partnered with Allison Platt & Associates and The Wooten Company to revamp and revitalize the heart of Newton.
Pro Football Playoff Preview and Predictions: League Championship Round
Green Bay @ Seattle 3:05pm
Betting: Over/Under: 47 Spread: Seattle -7
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Catawba County, Newton-Conover City and Hickory Public Schools are all operating on a two-hour delay on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.
All three schools issued statements Tuesday afternoon regarding the delays in normal schedule.
An accident on Hwy. 70 near McDonaldâs in Conover redirected traffic for about a mile in the eastbound lane. The traffic was held up for about 30 minutes. Conover Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene where a person was initially reported as trapped in the vehicle. No further information was available as of press time.
Representatives of Catawba County law enforcement, the District Attorney's Office, Catawba County Social Services, and the Children's Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County have signed an inter-agency agreement pledging to work together to protect the child victims of sexual and serious physical abuse.