The city of Newton held its annual âLight Up the Townâ celebration on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. on the 1924 Courthouse Square in downtown Newton.
For pictures from the event, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Observer News Enterprise!
The town of Maiden held its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.
For pictures of the parade, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Observer News Enterprise.
CATAWBA âÂ With a new coach, a talented transfer and a new team motto, the Bandys girls basketball team is prepared to yet again make history at the school.
The Lady Trojans are coming off a 27-3 season, which included a fourth-straight trip to the 2A West Regionals at UNC-Greensboro.
CHARLOTTE â As he grinned from ear to ear, Alex White stepped on the turf at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday.
The Maiden tight end was spotlighted as a Community Captain before the Carolina Pantherâs home divisional game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Be sure to pick up a copy of the weekend edition (Saturday through Monday) of the Observer News Enterprise for a preview of the 2013-14 prep basketball season.
The preview includes looks at both the boys and girls prep basketball teams from Bandys, Bunker Hill, Fred T. Foard, Maiden, Newton-Conover and St. Stephens high schools.
BOILING SPRINGS â Seth Cranfill nearly had his dream of playing college
football taken away.
Now, the former Bandys High and current Gardner-Webb standout tight end is
making the most of his opportunity at the next level.
As a senior for the Trojans in 2009, Cranfill caught 56 passes for 1,028
yards and 12 touchdowns on the gridiron.
Rachel Mae Kaylor Setzer, age 72, of Claremont died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. â 10:45 a.m. at Providence Baptist Church in Maiden prior to the service.
Local political insiders are apparently not expecting surprises when the Catawba County Board of Commissioners holds its annual reorganizational meeting Monday morning in the courtroom of the former county courthouse in uptown Newton (the current Museum of History).
At that session, the commissioners will elect a chairman to lead the board for the next year, as well as a vice chairman.
On Dec. 24, children tucked tightly in their beds will wait anxiously, looking forward to ripping through bows and shiny wrapping paper to get to their gifts on Christmas morning.
Not all children have the luxury of a list of toys from Santa, but Conover Police Department is working to ensure that those children get to share in the joy of Christmas as well..
For the second-straight year, the Cockman Family will be playing a special benefit concert at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church.
A concert and poor manâs supper will be held at the church on Dec. 7. The supper will last from 5-6:30 p.m. with the concert on tap for a 7 p.m. start.
Tickets cost $7 and includes a men of pinto beans, cole slaw, cornbread, hot dogs, drinks and deserts.