July 16th, 2014
With the final hottest summer months right around the corner, more humid and hot conditions are on the way. With summer events, practices and even jobs keeping people out in the heat, knowing how to stay cool is a crucial part of the summer.
The Hickory Crawdads fell 7-0 at home against the Lakewood BlueClaws on Tuesday.
The Crawdads and BlueClaws play against Wednesday at noon at L.P. Frans Stadium.
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.
David Learner and Kim Sigmon won their respective runoff elections on Tuesday.
Learner defeated incumbent James C. "Jay" Gaither in the Republican primary runoff for the 25th Prosecutorial District Attorney â€” tallying 61.72 percent of the votes.
Meanwhile, Sigmon toppled Tammy Huffman West in the Clerk of Court's GOP race. Sigmon earned 60.45 percent of the votes.
Sixteen football coaches in the Catawba County School System gathered at Maiden High School on Monday, all in an effort to help aid player safety.
Former Concord High School coach EZ Smith taught the eight-hour seminar, which was sponsored by USA Footballâ€™s Heads Up initiative.
Mary Lee Sain, 91, died July 11, 2014 in Burke County. The Sain family has entrusted arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
Frankie Violet Flowers Herman, 93 of Hickory, went to her Heavenly home Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at Trinity Ridge. The family will receive friends from 9:30 am-11:00 am Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at the church.
A new extreme sport terrain has opened up at Jacob Fork Park in Newton.
The new Pump Track, similar to a BMX track, opened for the public on July 5.
A proposal from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has residents on edge as they await a vote from Catawba County Commissioners that may determine the future of the Startown community.
Visitors to Murrayâ€™s Mill cooled off with free ice cream by Udderly Delicious during Sundayâ€™s ice cream social. Event-goers were treated to bluegrass music, a duck race and tours of the mill.
No Obituaries were reported at press time
Brian Roberts started his NBA career in 2012 as a New Orleans Hornet.
The 6-foot-1 guard agreed to a two-year, $5.5 million deal on Sunday to continue playing in the NBA â€”Â this time as a member of the Charlotte Hornets.
Undrafted after coming out of the University of Dayton in 2008, Roberts spent the 2008-09 season playing basketball for club Galil Gilboa in Israel.