June 9th, 2014
The Bunker Hill High School baseball team hung their heads out the window of their bus to listen to the cheers that rang through downtown Claremont. Red and black paw prints decorated posters, shirts, and even faces as fans and community members gathered together on Friday afternoon to say farwell to the Bears as they hit the road to their state championship game.
A new leader is taking the reigns at The Observer News Enterprise. Managing Editor, Seth Mabry, has stepped up to lead the O-N-E in the role of Publisher.
Mabry has won many awards for his visual pieces which include The Photographer of the Year in 2011 and the Hugh Morton Award for North Carolina. His visual mindset is like his sixth sense when it comes running a newspaper.
Dorothy Jackson Todd Atkinson, age 93 of Greensboro, formerly of Newton passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Arboretum at Heritage Greens in Greensboro, NC. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Atkinson family.
A wreck on Tuesday afternoon sent John Eddie Greer, 60, to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
An Old Dominion Freight Line tractor trailer, driven by Anthony Wayne Baker, 23, was traveling South on Hwy 16 at the intersection of East 20th Street, according to Newton Police.
Dr. Joseph Isenhower, 89, remembers being stationed in Normandy in World War II, minutes from a near desolate St. Lo. The city had been destroyed by the D-Day bombing - just 40 days before Isenhower's ship made it to shore. From their camp, he could see a Catholic Church filled with school children.
A beast has been unleashed in Conover.
On Thursday, Republic Services dedicated its new single-stream recycling machine at its recycling facility in Conover. Russ Knocke, director of field communications and public affairs at Republic Service, talked about how important the dedication was for the company.
Clarence Oliver cooks of Neeseâ€™s Country Sausage cooks sausage for biscuits.
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.
The culmination of a 42-year coaching journey for Marty Curtis takes place tonight as he leads Bunker Hill in game one of the 2A baseball championship series against Midway.
Itâ€™s the first time that Curtis, who has coached 31 years at Bunker Hill, has led a team this far.
This is Trooper Rudisill of NCSHP.
The N.C. Highway Patrol will continue its active participation in the Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effect) this year during designated holiday periods.
His hoofs clapped as he trotted across the warm dirt in the arena, swaying his brown tail back and forth. He tossed his mane back as he reached his destination, his just-brushed coat shining in the sun. His name is Miracle, and he isn't the only miracle at Rising Hope Farms in Claremont.