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August 22nd, 2014

Warlick honored at Reunion

August 22, 2014

Thomas W. Warlick, former colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, was presented with a Certificate of Respect adn Appreciation from the city of Newton at Thursday’s Soldiers Reunion festivities.

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.

Soldiers Reunion events bring crowds to Newton

August 22, 2014

Thousands braved the heat and flooded the streets of Newton on Thursday for the 125th Soldiers Reunion.

Crowds of all ages enjoyed munching on treats like funnel cakes and cotton candy while enjoying the musical entertainment and visiting booths set up around the square.

Friday, August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014

Louise Rountree Moody 89 of Newton died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Trinity Ridge in Hickory where she has been a residence for two years. The Moody family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111

August 21st

Johnson ready for year two with Charlotte 49ers

August 21, 2014

With a full season of college football under his belt, Matt Johnson is ready for his second season with the Charlotte 49ers.

The former Maiden standout enters his redshirt sophomore season with the Niners much stronger and wiser.

Weight training with 50 teammates during the summer, Johnson’s bench press improved 30 pounds this offseason.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Beam era begins at N-CHS

August 21, 2014

The Matt Beam era with the Newton-Conover football program commences tonight.

The Red Devils travel to Forest City to battle the Chase Trojans.

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.

JV FOOTBALL: Thursday's opening scores

August 21, 2014

Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:

Thursday's JV football scores
Maiden 26, Fred T. Foard 7
Bandys 16, West Stokes 7
Hickory 22, Statesville 0

Thursday, August 21, 2014

August 21, 2014

Donald Ray Sherrill, 74, of Maiden passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at his residence. The family will receive friends, prior to the service, from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. at the church.

Low cost meds at Foothills Wellness

August 21, 2014

Foothills Wellness Clinic at HSCC-Hickory offers low cost vaccines, heartworm tests, and pest solutions for pets. The upcoming clinic dates are Friday, August 22nd, 12 – 4 pm; Friday, September 5th, 12 – 4 pm; Saturday, September 20th, 9 am– 2 pm. Heartworm, flea, and tick prevention are available for purchase during normal business hours.

Patriotic babies, animals and country music

August 21, 2014

The week-long 125th Soldiers Reunion continues to see a huge turnout as Wednesday welcomed the Soldiers Reunion Baby Parade, Pet Mania and a double-dose of country music, headlined by Confederate Railroad.

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.

Salute to Soldiers

August 21, 2014

"It's nice to know that, even after all this time and all these years, that people still appreciate us," said Peggy Isaac, of Newton. "It makes you feel good when people thank you, as a veteran. We went into service to protect the community, so that they could have celebrations and activities like Soldiers Reunion.

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