May 22nd, 2014
The Shuford YMCA in Conover held a ribbon cutting for its new splash pad on Wednesday. The $610,000 project also included renovations to the gym and locker rooms, a new steam room, pool pumps and wellness center renovations.
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.
The city of Newton is now one step closer to having a new logo.
The city council approved in Tuesdayâ€™s meeting to adopt a new theme and font for a new logo. In a 3-3 vote, Mayor Anne Stedman voted in favor and the council chose a new theme and font but not a tagline as they decided to table the discussion for a later meeting.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Walter Ramsey III, born October 25, 1946, in Asheville, went to his eternal home on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Trinity Village in Hickory. The Ramsey family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home in Hickory.
Below is a look at Wednesday's third-round playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:
Newton-Conover 1, Polk County 0
Marvin Ridge 4, Hickory 0 (Lady Red Tornadoes end season 18-4-1)
Weddington 10, Fred T. Foard 1 (from Tuesday - Lady Tigers end season 11-14)
Samuel Harloe Baucom, age 64, of Vale passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014 surrounded by family and friends. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Ann Bolick Teague 60 of Hickory died Sunday, May 18, 2014. The family will receive friends following the service and at other times at the home of Ann and Richard Teague.
A local mother wipes tears from her eyes as she stands at the podium at the Conover City Council meeting on May 5, reading a biblical scripture from Romans that hits close to home.
District Attorney James C. Gaither, Jr announces the conviction of Nicky Lee Anderson, 42, of Catawba, NC, for (F) Rape of a Child (2 counts), (F) First Degree Sex Offense with a Child (2 counts) and (F) Indecent Liberties with a Child (2 counts) today in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.
A Claremont Police patrol car stops all incoming traffic going into the BB&T Bank in Claremont after an armed suspect held up the bank shortly after noon on Tuesday. Police are looking for a white male around 5â€™8â€ť with a scruffy beard wearing a gray shirt and sunglasses. The O-N-E will have more on this in the Thursday edition.
Meet a group of girls who are Sistas on the Run.
The group meets every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Southside Park in Newton. The mission is to encourage and motivate women of all ages, sizes and ethnicities to be active and to achieve their fitness goals.
â€śThe event is for all women from all different cultures,â€ť said Batanya Vixaysak.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 4, East Rutherford 0
Madison 13, Bandys 3 (Lady Trojans finish season 15-7)
North Lincoln 8, Fred T. Foard 4 (Lady Tigers finish season 11-12)