June 27th, 2014
Friday night's Area IV West Division game between Hickory Post 48 and Shelby Post 82 was postponed.
The contest is rescheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. at Keeter Stadium/Veterans Field in Shelby.
Post 48 (10-11, 8-8 in Area IV West) has two remaining games left in the regular season, including at Henkel-Alley Field on Saturday at 7 p.m. against Burke Post 21.
The Charlotte Hornets used Thursdayâ€™s NBA Draft to solidying their backcourt and added one of best shooters in this yearâ€™s rookie class.
After he dropped surprisingly out of the top five, forward Noah Vonleh went No. 9 to the Hornets.
General manager Rich Cho was surprised when Vonleh fell in the teamâ€™s lap.
A lawsuit accusing Catawba, Burke and Caldwell County District Attorney Jay Gaither of sexual harassment was filed shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday. The lawsuit was filed in Federal Court in Statesville.
Betty Lou Bass Townsend, 86, went home to be with her Lord and husband of 44 years, Jack, on Monday, June 23, 2014 in Newton. The Townsend family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC.
The citizens of Newton might have notice a few 18-wheelers parked along the sides of College Avenue.
Farmers across the state of North Carolina are coming down to Newton to sell their harvest wheat to Renwood Mills. Traditionally, trucks would be park all across Brady Avenue waiting in line for their cargo to be unloaded. This year, things are a little bit different.
After a rocky start, construction for the new Newton Fire Department Headquarters is starting to show on South Brady Avenue.
"Initially there were a few things that set us behind," said City Manager Todd Clark. "The calendar has been reworked and the completion date is April 2015."
Newton-Conover High School hosted its first prep football 7-on-7 on Tuesday.
Head coach Matt Beam and the Red Devils welcomed Davidson Day for nearly two hours of competitive football action at the N-CHS practice field.
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.
Ernest Eugene Fox â€śErnieâ€ť 72 of Taylorsville passed away Saturday June 21, 2014 after a long battle with cancer with his wife by his side. The Fox family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee.
Catawba County Public Health is working to create a healthier public in the area.
With the Public Health Farmers' Market, the organization is hoping to aid in obesity prevention and overall healthy eating habits for families.
The Newton American Legion Post is sending local high school students to a state government program.
American Legion Post 16 is sending nine students from Catawba County to the 2014 Tar Heel Boys State. The Legion has sponsored the event for more than 70 years.
Boys State is a program that teaches students in North Carolina about government and how the state operates.