In 1815, Michael Scheck established the first cotton textile mill south of the Potomac River, taking up camp in what was then Lincoln Countyâ€”later to be known as Catawba Countyâ€”at the south fork of the Catawba River.
Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season.
The big question: How much the Thanksgiving shopping will hurt Black Friday, which is relinquishing its status as the frenzied start of the holiday shopping season?
Henry Lee Revels, 83, of Conover went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Trinity Ridge Lutheran Home in Mountain View. The Revels family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC.
The Downtown Newton Development Association (DNDA) will kick off its "Shop Local" campaign on Saturday, November 29, to champion the small businesses that make up the Downtown Newton landscape. The DNDA encourages shoppers to support their local businesses, with a special â€śpassportâ€ť program supported by American Express.
Letâ€™s take a step back to the year of 1880 when the town of Maiden began to make its mark.
Maiden was established strictly to be a cotton mill site and trading center.
â€śI am thankful for the City Hall and everything they do,â€ť said Olivia Mae Setzer, a fourth grader at Shuford Elementary.
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.
â€śIn Eastern Catawba County, around 20 percent of the population doesnâ€™t have enough to eat on a daily basis,â€ť said Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries Board of Directors member and Pastor of Family Life at Concordia Lutheran Church, Reverend Brian Weaver.
NNES Principal Shane Whitener delivers a slice of pumpkin pie to Charlie Her. To find out what the studentsâ€™ favorite part of their Thanksgiving meal was, turn to page 5.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Alexander Central 71, St. Stephens 32
Bunker Hill 60, Fred T. Foard 23
Lake Norman 58, Newton-Conover 55
Maiden 50, North Lincoln 19
South Iredell 55, Bandys 51
Alexander Central 59, St. Stephens 42
Fred T. Foard 70, Bunker Hill 45