April 23rd, 2012
John Harlan Robinson, 63, of Indian Trail, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home on April 21, 2012. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel. An online guestbook is available at www.heritagefuneral.net.
Area dentists are seeking the help of nearly 200 volunteers for an upcoming dental clinic that will look to serve hundreds — possibly even thousands — in need of care.
Fire destroyed a one-story house Sunday in south Newton.
Fire officials say a blaze completely destroyed the home at about 10 a.m. Sunday morning at 902 Elliot Lane in Newton.
Catawba County fire marshals investigated the scene and traced the fire back to either hot ashes or a discarded cigarette in a trashcan.
The inaugural Foothills Homeless Veterans Stand Down served more than 125 veterans this weekend, event officials said Monday.
The 10-county collaborative Stand Down delivered medical screenings, dental care, clothes, food and other forms of assistance to homeless and veteran citizens in the region.
North Carolina's public school teachers would see employment tenure eliminated, but become eligible for performance bonuses under an education reform package rolled out Monday by Senate Republicans.
Strong winds knocked down power lines in South Newton on Monday, leaving businesses, day cares and government agencies without electricity for several hours.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Catawba County Schools leaders continue the district's superintendent search process today.
The CCS Board of Education is scheduled to meet in closed session at 11:30 a.m., and a personnel discussion is the only item on a meeting agenda provided by the system.
Monday, April 23
St. Stephens softball vs. East Gaston
Bandys softball at Fred T. Foard
Maiden tennis at East Burke
Bandys tennis vs. South Iredell
Bunker Hill tennis vs. West Caldwell
Newton-Conover tennis vs. Draughn
NWC tennis tournament
CVAC golf at Catawba C.C. (N-C)
Foard soccer at Mooresville
Newton-Conover soccer vs. Challenger
The Hickory Crawdads finished a four-game sweep of the Savannah Sand Gnats on Sunday with a 1-0 rain-shortened victory in South Atlantic League play.
The lone run plated came in the top of the third when Hanser Alberto lined out to pitcher Michael Fulmer. Combined with throwing errors by Fulmer and center fielder Tillman Pugh, Christopher Grayson came across home plate from second base.
Fred T. Foard senior Lucas Harris, who has been deaf since he was 3 years old, is overcoming obstacles in his life and on the track.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition (Saturday-Monday) of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.