May 23rd, 2014
Was anyone else as confused as I was during Tuesday's nights Newton City Council meeting? I was told before I ever attended my first ever City Council meeting that the topic of the new city logo was going to be a total debacle. And it lived up to the hype.
Below is a look at the fourth-round schedule of playoff games involving Catawba County teams:
Smoky Mountain (11-14) at Bunker Hill (23-5), 7 p.m. Friday
Parkwood (14-5) at Newton-Conover (18-3), 7 p.m. Saturday
Jimmie Johnson won the pole for the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, as the six-time Sprint Cup Series champion seeks his first victory of the 2014 season.
Johnson turned a lap of 27.705 (194.911 mph), which was 0.049 better than Brad Keselowski.
The pole for Johnson is his fourth at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 26 races and first since 2009.
Four local girls brought home gold medals in the 2013-14 Girl Scout troop year.
District Attorney James C. Gaither, Jr announces the convictions of Mark Allan Biddix, 42, of Hickory, NC, and Thaddeus Lane Parker, 42, of Connelly Springs, NC in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court this week.
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.