February 11th, 2014
Bryan Keith Bryant, 53, of Iron Station, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at CMC Lincoln. There are no services scheduled at this time.
Joua Lee, age 89, of Connelly Springs, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care. There will be no services at this time.
Monday was a busy day at the Catawba County Board of Elections office with seven candidates filing for offices.
Of those seven names who filed, all represent the Republican party.
Three of the seven who filed on Monday were a trio of women running for Clerk of Superior Court.
After 34 years in office, Sen. Austin Allran announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2014.
Allran, who represents both Catawba and Alexander counties, is the senior member of the State Senate and ranks number-one in seniority among Republicans in both houses of the General Assembly.
The Newton-Conover wrestling team clinched its second-straight 2A dual team state title on Saturday with a 44-15 victory against the Dixon Bulldogs.
For a special look at the Red Devils title season, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 81, West Lincoln 48
East Lincoln 76, Maiden 56
Fred T. Foard 54, South Caldwell 50
Freedom 72, St. Stephens 48
Newton-Conover 67, Bunker Hill 61 (OT)
Bandys 84, West Lincoln 17
Bunker Hill 48, Newton-Conover 40
Ruby Aileen Causby Hinson, age 90, of Granite Falls, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford. Memorials may be made to: Springs Road Baptist Church in Hickory or Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford.
On Saturday, March 29, the streets of Conover will be filled with runners helping to give back to their community.
At least this is the hope of State Trooper Kelly Stewart.
Stewart and other officers of Troop F worked together to organize last yearâ€™s Trooper 5K and Fun Run, which has now become an annual event.
Clifton Smith has been appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to fill Judge L. Suzanne Owsleyâ€™s remaining term in 25th Prosecutorial District.
The appointed of Smith was officially announced on Friday.
Smith has served as the chief assistant district attorney for the past three years and has worked as an assistant district attorney since 2006.
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder.
That couldnâ€™t be more true than in the case of Newton-Conover senior wrestler Junior Hewitt.
Following a two-year removal from wrestling after suffering a gruesome injury, Hewitt has proven himself a valuable asset for the Red Devils this season.
From St. Stephens High School to a Limestone College St. Bernard, Stephen Carpenter made his college decision official on Friday.
With his parents and head coach Wayne Hicks present, Carpenter signed to play for Limestone College this fall.