August 25th, 2014
A man, dressed from head to toe in protective gear, walks around in a field, spying out his next box to look at. Thousands of little working soldiers buzz all over the place collecting nectar to bring back to their colonies. The man sprays the bees with smoke to calm them down from then removes the top of the box and starts to retrieve the honey combs.
Roy Cooper, North Carolina Attorney General, has filed a motion to dismiss sexual harrassment claims that were filed against District Attorney James C. â€śJayâ€ť Gaither.
A young Maiden football team passed its first test of the season on Friday.
Powered by quarterback Caleb Farley, the Blue Devils held off an upset bid from Fred T. Foard to come away with a 25-21 victory at Blue Devil Stadium.
Blake Roberts rushed for two touchdowns, and the Newton-Conover defense played stout as the Red Devils defeated Chase 29-0 in Forest City on Friday.
The victory is the first for first-year Newton-Conover head football coach Matt Beam.
Below is a look at week one football scores from Catawba County and surrounding areas:
Catawba County football scores
Bandys 27, St. Stephens 6
Cherryville 50, Bunker Hill 44
Maiden 25, Newton Foard 21
Newton-Conover 29, Chase 0
Statesville 70, Hickory 19
Other statewide football scores
Alleghany County 34, North Stokes 6
Apex 46, Harnett Central 10
Jessica Lackey, 25, of Hickory radiated with hometown pride as she wore her crown through the 125th Soldiers Reunion parade. Lackey was crowned Ms. Reunion this year.
Thomas W. Warlick, former colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, was presented with a Certificate of Respect adn Appreciation from the city of Newton at Thursdayâ€™s Soldiers Reunion festivities.
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.
Thousands braved the heat and flooded the streets of Newton on Thursday for the 125th Soldiers Reunion.
Crowds of all ages enjoyed munching on treats like funnel cakes and cotton candy while enjoying the musical entertainment and visiting booths set up around the square.
Louise Rountree Moody 89 of Newton died Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Trinity Ridge in Hickory where she has been a residence for two years. The Moody family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111
With a full season of college football under his belt, Matt Johnson is ready for his second season with the Charlotte 49ers.
The former Maiden standout enters his redshirt sophomore season with the Niners much stronger and wiser.
Weight training with 50 teammates during the summer, Johnsonâ€™s bench press improved 30 pounds this offseason.