March 28th, 2012
When Duane Cozzen heard his daughter had been hit by a car earlier this month, the roles in his life were instantaneously reversed.
When he found out the driver kept going, he couldnâ€™t believe it.
Cozzen, a sergeant with the Claremont Police Department, had worked hit-and-run accidents before, but this was his 12-year-old daughter, Cassie, who was the victim.
The following churches and cities reported they will host Easter egg hunts, some as early as this weekend.
Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, 10 a.m.
City of Claremont, Claremont Park, 11 a.m.
Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Old St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 2 p.m.
City of Newton, Southside Park, 2 p.m.
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 4-5:30 p.m.
Carl Whitener Stewart, 87, of Hickory, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley. The Stewart family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.
Catawba County school officials say students arenâ€™t eating â€śpink slimeâ€ť in their cafeterias.
Administrators and child nutrition directors say their school systems' ground beef does not contain any ammonia-treated beef, which has been scrutinized and called â€śPink Slimeâ€ť by a host of national media outlets and former food scientists in recent weeks.
Students in Julie Young's second-grade class at Tuttle Elementary School recently established a pen-pal relationship with a class at St. Dominic Savio School in Weyburn, a city of about 10,000 people in the southern region of Canada's Saskatchewan province.
"As a teacher, I like to try to help my students be global," Young said, "and see the world outside Maiden."
Senior projects are soaring to innovative new in Discovery High School at Newton-Conover.
One year-long student effort resulted in an a new Android app. Another published a book online. Another seniorâ€™s online blog has attracted attention from Russia and Germany.
Scoring off the set piece was a problem this season for the Hickory girls soccer team â€” until Tuesday.
Senior Jackie Lomboy pocketed two set piece goals to push the Lady Red Tornadoes to a 2-1 road victory against Fred T. Foard.
For the complete game story, check out Wednesday's edition of the Observer News Enterprise newspaper.
The St. Stephens baseball team dropped its second conference game of the season on the diamond in a six-inning 13-3 loss to the Pioneers.
Watauga (7-4, 4-2) scored seven runs on six hits in the second inning, which propelled them to the victory.
Max Linnville led the Pioneers with a 3-for-4 performance from athe palte, including a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored.
CONCORD (AP) â€” NASCAR's annual all-star race will be split into five segments this year, with a mandatory pit stop before the final 10-lap sprint for the $1 million prize.
The following arrests and incidents were reported by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office.
*Jerome Mikal Gray, 17, of Hickory, was arrested on a charge of unauthorized use of conveyance. He was held in the Newton Detention Center on a $1,000 secured bond.