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August 28th, 2014

Justice Center Expansion Underway

August 28, 2014

Work on the Catawba County Justice and Public Safety Center project is progressing and may be more obvious to those passing by or visiting the campus as construction of a new parking deck has begun.

A touch of Grace

August 28, 2014

After a long summer away from campus, Lenoir-Rhyne University students returned to bring the Hickory campus back to life.

Standing tall in the heart of LR’s campus is a structure new to this year’s students — Grace Chapel.

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.

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

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

August 27, 2014

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Volleyball
Fred T. Foard 3, Freedom 0
Hickory 3, Patton 0
Kings Mountain 3, Fred T. Foard 2 (late Tuesday)
Watauga 3, St. Stephens 1

Boys soccer
Bunker Hill 6, Cherryville 0
Hickory 2, Bandys 0
Lincoln Charter 3, Maiden 2
St. Stephens 4, West Forsyth 0

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August 27, 2014

Charles Rhodes Corriher, age 90, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, August 25, 2014. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the Corriher family.

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

Red Devils rally, edge Bears on volleyball court

August 26, 2014

The Newton-Conover and Bunker Hill volleyball programs added another page to their annual rivalry on Tuesday.

The two squads, which met in last year’s SD-7 tournament championship game, battled until the final point of every set of Tuesday’s match.

In the end, Newton-Conover came away with a straight-sets victory to pull ahead in the Southern District 7 standings early in the season.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scores

August 26, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Volleyball
Bandys 3, South Caldwell 0
Newton-Conover 3, Bunker Hill 0
Maiden 3, East Lincoln 0

Girls tennis
Maiden 9, Fred T. Foard 0
Newton-Conover 7, St. Stephens 2

For the second time in less than a week, the St. Stephens junior varsity football team tasted...
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Bunker...
Will Saenger scored three goals — all in the second half — leading Fred T. Foard to a 5-0 victory...

 

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