January 19th, 2015
The executive director of the Catawba County Historical Association for the past eight and a half years, Melinda Herzog, has resigned to accept a similar post with the Statesville-based Iredell Museums, according to an announcement today from Sybil Baird Stewart, president of the CCHA.
A former Catawba and Lincoln County reporter and beloved participant in the local amateur wrestling sphere will be laid to rest this weekend.
Word of reconstruction at the site of the former Harris Teeter store â€” located at the intersection of Northwest Boulevard and West 20th Street â€” has been fluttering around Catawba County since mid-2014.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Fred T. Foard 59, South Caldwell 37
Freedom 61, St. Stephens 57
Lincolnton 72, Maiden 69
Newton-Conover 76, Bandys 31
West Caldwell 73, Bunker Hill 45
Bandys 71, Newton-Conover 43
Bunker Hill 48, West Caldwell 35
Freedom 75, St. Stephens 32
The most common New Year Resolution is to lose weight and get fit. Fitness and nutrition expert John Basedow offers his best diet tips and tricks, including 'smart shopping,' controlling portion size, selecting natural foods, home cooking and packing 'take home plates' when eating out, so you to make this year your best ever.
Philip Collins, age 60, of Hickory passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. Arrangements are incomplete at Burke Mortuary in Newton.
After years of dealing with chronic illness all affected by diet and exercise, Maiden native Rodney Robbins decided to write a book about it.
"The Bite Me Diet - Kill your cravings, eat real food and enjoy the hell out of life," is a guide on how to lose weight by just eating healthy â€“ not by cutting out carbohydrates, protein and all types of fats.
Bullard, age seven of Newton, and Aby Rosario, age seven of Newton, load the back of an SUV with boxes of cookies as the Newton Girl Scout Daisy troop 02407 get ready for the cookie season.
Cookie booths will be set up around the county through March 1. For more information visit girlscoutsp2p.org.
The North Carolina State Board of Education has made the decision to transition all N.C. high school students from the 7-point grading scale to the 10-point grading scale, making the cutoff for a grade â€˜Aâ€™ 90 points instead of 93.
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.
Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards on February 22 and the list of who will be nominated for an Oscar has been announced. Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman lead the nominations list with nine each. Meryl Streep nabbed her 19th nomination, and Bradley Cooper earned his third consecutive acting nod.