April 26th, 2012
Elmer Lint’s baseball glove is 71 years old. His blanket from the Battle of the Bulge is almost just as old.
On Tuesday, he brought them both to the ballpark.
Lint, an 87-year-old World War II veteran and former minor league baseball player, relived his glory days Tuesday night at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory — if only for one pitch.
After more than two years of planning, budgeting and ups and downs, it appears Maiden will build a new town hall.
Maiden’s town council voted 4-1 Wednesday in favor of building a new $2 million town hall.
The final approval comes only 24 days after three council members voiced opposition to the plans during a regularly scheduled meeting.
Louis Nunnery is somewhat of a Renaissance man with a thirst for knowledge. He savors life with an eyes-wide-open intensity.
Nunnery served in the Navy, which took him to many ports all over the world.
Nunnery is an artist â€” his paintings range from the surrealism of Dali to the Baroque style of the 17th century.
Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich spoke with Conover residents on Thursday in what is expected to be one of his final campaign stops before he shuts down his White House bid.
Gingrich spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at Sidewalk CafĂ©, addressing everything from popular political issues, to President Barack Obama, to likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents and arrests this week.
* Rodney Adam Stanus, 45, of Hickory, was arrested on a charge of unauthorized use of conveyance and criminal damage to property (vandalism). He was held in the Catawba County Detention Center on a $1,000 unsecured bond.
Catawba Valley Community College was evacuated after a "perceived threat" to safety at the school, while at Lenoir-Rhyne University a chemical bomb exploded in a dorm room.
More details on these stories are available in the Thursday edition of The Observer News Enterprise.
I am 21 years old. I went through 13 years of school in Catawba County Schools, plus two more at CVCC. I now attend Appalachian State.
Through all my years of school, history has shown me that groups of people have always fought for equal rights.
Newton-Conover athletic director Billy Leeson gave an update Wednesday on the status of the next Red Devils varsity football coach.
To read this update on the NCHS head football coaching search, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, the Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
St. Stephens earned a 4-3 victory against Newton-Conover on Wednesday's "Senior Night" in Hickory.
The Indians trailed 3-1 late until they scored one run in the fourth and a pair of runs in the fifth to pull ahead.
The Senate offered a lifeline to the nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on Wednesday, voting to give the struggling agency an $11 billion cash infusion while delaying controversial decisions on closing post offices and ending Saturday delivery.