February 20th, 2014
For most people, writing down a note or making a grocery list is just an ordinary task, but for someone who is visually impaired, the process is much more involved.
Braille is a form of writing used by blind and visually impaired people that enables them to write through touch and requires special typewriters.
Scotty Ray Shook, age 50, of Claremont, died on Feb. 18, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Feb, 23, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Conover with Rev. Howard Stroup officiating.
No Obituaries were reported at press time
A cheerful breakfast around the table with a close group of friends can get serious very quickly at the Newton Fire Department. The eggs and bacon have to be put on hold at the sound of the siren.
â€śWe come in, we pick at one another and we have a good time, but when the pager goes off, everything changes,â€ť said Captain Jackie Lail. â€śItâ€™s time to put our game face on.â€ť
With a goal of serving as a citizen legislator, Hickory native Joe Fox launched his election campaign for the North Carolina House of Representatives District 96 seat.
He seeks the Republican nomination in the May 6 primary.
Behind a stout performance both offensively and defensively, the Newton-Conover boys basketball team marched its way into the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A championship game.
The Red Devils led Bunker Hill by 14 points after the first quarter and coasted to a 76-40 victory against the Bears in the conference tournament semifinals Wednesday at CVCCâ€™s Tarlton Complex.
Below is a look at Wednesday's conference tournament playoff games involving the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A:
Southern District 7
No. 1 Bandys 81, No. 8 West Lincoln 14
No. 2 Bunker Hill 64, No. 7 East Lincoln 15
No. 3 Maiden 45, No. 6 Lincolnton 35
No. 4 Newton-Conover 57, No. 5 West Caldwell 23
Newton Police and Fire departments responded to an accident on Hwy 10 at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday.
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.
Newton City Council's retreat has been anything, but a vacation.
The council was on retreat starting on Monday and ending today, discussing new ways to improve the city.
During the retreat, the council held its regularly scheduled meeting at a not-so familiar location â€” the Newton Expo.
With contributions from both its starting five and bench, the Newton-Conover boys basketball team advance in the SD-7 tournament.
The Red Devils defeated West Lincoln, 90-51, at home on Tuesday to move on to tonightâ€™s round two at CVCCâ€™s Tarlton Complex.