April 3rd, 2015
Sheriff Coy Reid recently spoke in front of the Catawba County Board of Commissioners in regards to the possible hiring of his son Jason Reid.
North Carolina General Statute requires that the board approve the appointment of any officer who is related to the sheriff.
Sherrills Ford-Terrell Rotary President-Elect Bill Sondervan choked back tears on Wednesday as he talked about his fondest memories of his good friend and fellow Rotarian Ed Maddox.
âThereâs a lot of good things to say about Ed,â Sondervan said. âHe showed us around and truly made us feel welcome when we moved here. Heâs been there for us constantly ever since.â
Marty Curtis never envisioned that a discussion between himself and Newton-Conover head baseball coach Guy Suttle would turn into a long-standing tradition in Catawba County.
Beams and sheet metal were scattered throughout the parking lot on Thursday at The Corner Food of Newton, located at 112 E. D St., as the grocery store removes its fuel pumps and shelter from the pumping area.
According to workers on the scene, the pump removal will be permanent and the store has no intentions on selling fuel in the future.
For the third-straight year, Bandys High School helds its annual âHoopinâ for a Cureâ student versus faculty charity basketball game,raising $1,150 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Teacher Kyle Lowman looks for an open teammate during the game while being guarded by a student team defender.
Two teenagers were airlifted to Wake Forest Burn Center in Winston-Salem after a Sterno heater exploded during a youth group project on Wednesday.
The teens, who have not been identified, were working with other youth at The Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter-Day Saints, located at 502 Thornburg Drive NE in Conover, and supervised by adults when the incident occurred around 7:45 p.m.
Just in time for Easter, try out these 12 easy and fun crafts with your kids. From bunny ears to almond wreaths, it's fun for the entire family!
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
East Lincoln 11, Bandys 5
Maiden 5, Bunker Hill 0
Newton-Conover 5, West Caldwell 3
St. Stephens 6, Watauga 4
Bunker Hill 18, Maiden 6 (five innings)
East Lincoln 7, Bandys 4
Freedom 6, Fred T. Foard 3
Newton-Conover 7, West Caldwell 2
The Newton Fire Departmentâs future headquarters recived its new sign on Wednesday as the station gets ready for the big move later this month.
Chelsea Renee Scully, 22, of Holly Springs Drive in Newton was arrested by the Catawba County Sheriffâs Office on Friday.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.