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January 21st, 2015

MSC finalist for innovation challenge

January 21, 2015

In the past two years, the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) in Conover has helped 810 entrepreneurs develop their dream into a reality, according to Director Dan St. Louis.

This fact, along with other notes of accomplishments in innovation, was highlighted in a video St. Louis and his team submitted to the N.C. State Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) Spaces for Innovation Challenge.

January 20th

Local veteran remembered

January 20, 2015

James Philo Isenhower, who died Friday evening, was truly a citizen of Newton-Conover, Catawba County, North Carolina, United States of America. The businessman-realtor personified the bonds that bind the twin cities community; he resided in Conover only blocks from the family home where he grew up and he spent each business day in Newton at his office and lunching in local eateries.

Newton man convicted in Burke Co. Court

January 20, 2015

Dustin Wayne Sanders, 26, of Newton, pleaded guilty to robbery with a dangerous weapon in Burke County Superior Court Tuesday, Jan. 13.

Sanders was given an active sentence of four to six years by the Honorable Robert C. Ervin, Superior Court Judge from Morganton.

Marching on MLK Day

January 20, 2015

"I have been called negro, colored, afro american, african-american, black American, and I have been just plain black," Dr. Michael Wimberly said during Monday's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration at the 1924 Courthouse in Newton.

January 19th

Pro Football Weekend Recap

January 19, 2015

Sunday 1/18/15
Seattle (14-4) 28 vs
Green Bay (13-5) 22

Historical Association director bids farewell

January 19, 2015

The executive director of the Catawba County Historical Association for the past eight and a half years, Melinda Herzog, has resigned to accept a similar post with the Statesville-based Iredell Museums, according to an announcement today from Sybil Baird Stewart, president of the CCHA.

‘Colorful’ local journalist remembered

January 19, 2015

A former Catawba and Lincoln County reporter and beloved participant in the local amateur wrestling sphere will be laid to rest this weekend.

Public hearing set for Harris Teeter property

January 19, 2015

Word of reconstruction at the site of the former Harris Teeter store — located at the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and West 20th Street — has been fluttering around Catawba County since mid-2014.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

January 16th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year

January 16, 2015

The most common New Year Resolution is to lose weight and get fit. Fitness and nutrition expert John Basedow offers his best diet tips and tricks, including 'smart shopping,' controlling portion size, selecting natural foods, home cooking and packing 'take home plates' when eating out, so you to make this year your best ever.

Maiden native pens book to promote healthy lifestyle

January 16, 2015

After years of dealing with chronic illness all affected by diet and exercise, Maiden native Rodney Robbins decided to write a book about it.
"The Bite Me Diet - Kill your cravings, eat real food and enjoy the hell out of life," is a guide on how to lose weight by just eating healthy – not by cutting out carbohydrates, protein and all types of fats.

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