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August 28th, 2014

Fries, Rides and Good Times

August 28, 2014

Samuel Biggerstaff, 7, of Vale, twisted the ribbon of his red balloon in anticipation as he tried his best to sit still on the picnic table at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds. Samuel’s balloon was free for playing a skee ball game at the annual American Legion Fair in Hickory.

“Even though I only scored 90 points and you needed 200 to win, it was fun,” he said.

August 27th

Newton Businessman Corriher passes at 90

August 27, 2014

Newton has lost a prominent businessman, World War II Army Captain and charter member of the Newton-Conover Rotary Club.

Charles Rhodes Corriher, age 90, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, August 25, 2014.

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.

Gearing Up for the Golden Years

August 27, 2014

More than 2,000 seniors and caregivers attended the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd Annual Prime of Life Senior Expo at the Hickory Metro Convention Center on Tuesday.

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.

It’s all in the details

August 27, 2014

Wood dust covers the feet of an artist as he sits in his workshop, intensely chiselling away at his current masterpiece. He has spent more than 1,000 hours perfecting the details of his giant wooden sculpture, down to one-one-hundred-thousandth of an inch cuts. By his side works his son, whom he hopes will continue his craftsman legacy for years to come.

August 26th

Off Duty, still working hard

August 26, 2014

After spending 24 hours on the clock as a fireman, many would spend the next 48 hours off the clock relaxing. Terry Drum, of Conover, chooses instead to get back to his roots and work just as hard on his days off.

"Welcome Home"

August 26, 2014

Many turned out Sunday to help dedicate the new South Newton Elementary School. As the doors opened for the first time to the public, the halls were quickly brought to life with excited faculty, staff, parents and students who have anxiously awaited this day.

Back 2 School

August 26, 2014

Excited squeals, warm embraces and even a few tears accompanied students across Catawba County as they bid farewell to summer and welcomed a brand new school year. The O-N-E visited Startown Elementary, Shuford Elementary and the brand new South Newton Elementary to capture the emotions as students filled the hallways at these schools.

August 25th

A Buzzing Hobby

August 25, 2014

A man, dressed from head to toe in protective gear, walks around in a field, spying out his next box to look at. Thousands of little working soldiers buzz all over the place collecting nectar to bring back to their colonies. The man sprays the bees with smoke to calm them down from then removes the top of the box and starts to retrieve the honey combs.

Attorney General moves to dismiss charges against Gaither

August 25, 2014

Roy Cooper, North Carolina Attorney General, has filed a motion to dismiss sexual harrassment claims that were filed against District Attorney James C. “Jay” Gaither.

August 22nd

Hometown Crown

August 22, 2014

Jessica Lackey, 25, of Hickory radiated with hometown pride as she wore her crown through the 125th Soldiers Reunion parade. Lackey was crowned Ms. Reunion this year.

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