October 24th, 2014
Thomas David West, age 23, of Newton, passed away unexpectedly in Greensboro on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the West family.
Fire fighters from Bandys and Catawaba Fire Departments hose down what is left of a two-story garage on East Bandys Crossing after a Thursday morning fire destroys the building . According to a neighbor Susan Chafin, a passer-by noticed smoke coming from the structure. â€śI went outside to look for myself and saw smoke. Then it just went up in flames.â€ť
Huge cast-iron pots will smoke over a wood fire and flames will flow out through the chimneys on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Bandys High School. The Balls Creek Republican Fish Fry is held every two years and features food, fellowsip and entertainment.
Seniors from six area high schools spent time this week learning about career and higher education options at Catawba Valley Community College through the Education Matters program.
The Newton-Conover football team will try to bounce back from its first loss of the season tonight when it hosts Lincolnton in another key conference contest.
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.
Below is a look at Thursday's third-round volleyball playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 3, Maiden 1 (23-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-18)
- Lady Bears improve to 20-6
- Lady Blue Devils end season 16-8
Newton-Conover 3, Brevard 1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-21, 25-23)
- Lady Red Devils improve to 17-7
Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:
Oct. 23 scores
Bunker Hill at Bandys, ppd. to Monday
Hickory 44, Fred T. Foard 7
Lincolnton 32, Newton-Conover 18
South Caldwell 39, St. Stephens 19
West Lincoln 22, Maiden 15
A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, a new investigation found. (Oct. 23)
T. David West, age 23, of Newton, died unexpectedly Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Greensboro. Arrangements are incomplete at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
Norman â€śCookieâ€ť Yates, 62, of Newton passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Yates family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC.
Bones have begun peeking out of the dirt at the corner of N. Ashe Ave and W. 10th Street in Newton. Webs and witches have taken over the trees and rats and bats squeak freely across the sidewalk.