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November 28th, 2014

Shop Local in Newton

November 28, 2014

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 “passport” program supported by American Express.

Brick by Brick

November 28, 2014

Let’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.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Genius Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

November 28, 2014

November 26th

Conover students show thanks

November 26, 2014

“I am thankful for the City Hall and everything they do,” 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.

Hunger: A mountain to conquer

November 26, 2014

“In Eastern Catawba County, around 20 percent of the population doesn’t have enough to eat on a daily basis,” said Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries Board of Directors member and Pastor of Family Life at Concordia Lutheran Church, Reverend Brian Weaver.

Thankful at North Newton

November 26, 2014

NNES Principal Shane Whitener delivers a slice of pumpkin pie to Charlie Her. To find out what the students’ favorite part of their Thanksgiving meal was, turn to page 5.

November 25th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

November 25, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Girls basketball
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

Boys basketball
Alexander Central 59, St. Stephens 42
Fred T. Foard 70, Bunker Hill 45

Bridge back open for business

November 25, 2014

The reoccurring detour for Newton-Conover residents is over.
After months of construction, the bridge on Old-Conover-Startown Road that provided a crossing over Clark Creek has been reopened.

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.

The Family That Plays Together, Stays Together

November 25, 2014

If you attended the Bach’s Lunch ‘n’ Listen at Newton-Conover Auditorium last Friday, you most likely felt like you were able to experience the music of the past. The Keller Family - Lutz, Caroline, Helena and Ingrid - presented an early music program, taking the audience on a historical journey of music.

A new career

November 25, 2014

“Way to go grandma,” a tiny voice yelled from the audience as Sue Bumgarner walked across the stage to graduate from Lenoir-Rhyne University for the second time.

Bumgarner was different than many of the other students graduating from LR's Masters program last year – she was 68 years old.

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...
The Greater Hickory Kia Classic golf tournament won't be returning for a 13th year on the Champions...
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...

 

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