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Making Connections

November 20, 2014

Members of the Connections program in Newton will be cooking up chili for a good cause at their annual fundraiser on Dec. 3.

The Edison Project

November 20, 2014

A partnership between Catawba County, Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, Catawba Valley Community College, Lenoir-Rhyne University and area businesses has landed three local entrepreneurs with large checks to cash for their business start-ups based out of the Unifour area.

Veterans’ Garden

November 19, 2014

On Nov. 8, against the backdrop of a decorated military transport truck and equipment trailer, the Small Town Main Street-Veterans Garden of Honor (STMS-VGH) Committee hosted its official Groundbreaking Ceremony for a garden tribute to be built in the Town of Catawba to honor military Veterans and their families.

A helping hand

November 19, 2014

James Lutton’s face lit up with excitement when he saw the shiny, red mechanical hand that had been made just for him. Once he was all strapped in, six-year-old James was able to do something he had never been able to do - pick things up with his left hand.

Learning about the county

November 17, 2014

Catawba County University – a program offered to Catawba County residents that is built to enlighten and inform students on the inner workings of the County – is quickly approaching.

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.

Field Trip with Focus

November 17, 2014

At 10:35 a.m., a Newton Conover City Schools activity bus rolled up to Catawba Valley Community College’s Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) with smiling students eager to learn about Catawba County industry. Dan St. Louis, president of MSC, and Rodney Sigmon, prototype research and development, held the doors opened as they welcomed students from Newton Conover Middle School’s S.T.E.M.

Depot dedication

November 14, 2014

In 1873, the creation of the Chester and Lenoir Narrow Gauge Railroad began.

Eight years after the tracks of the Kings Mountain Railroad had been destroyed by the Union Army and abandoned, Chester and Lenoir purchased the tracks to rebuild.

Tour of Churches to feature 11 sanctuaries

November 14, 2014

“We just want to bring the community together and kind of get Christmas started,” said Tour of Churches Committee Chairman Cheryl Ransier.

The Tour of Churches began three years ago.

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.

A horse on course

November 14, 2014

If you were driving now Business 321 on Thursday in Newton around noon and you saw a horse strolling toward Conover, your eyes were not playing tricks on you.

Jeremiah Brinkley was passing through the area while mounted atop Anna Marie, his equestrian companion.

VIDEO: College Basketball Top 25: #11 North Carolina

November 14, 2014

Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis breaks down why the North Carolina Tar Heels ranked #11 headed into the college basketball season.

Winter weather likely here to stay

November 13, 2014

Weather experts agree that the temperatures are about to drop, but the presence of ice, sleet and snow is uncertain.

“With the cold front that’s rolling in, we get into a pattern that would a lot of times give us our best chance at winter weather,” said Catawba County Weather’s Joey Mosteller. “That could mean sleet, snow or freezing rain.”

Rep. Setzer tosses in hat for N.C. Speaker

November 13, 2014

Representative of the 89th House district, Mitchell Setzer will begin his 9th term in the North Carolina House of Representatives at the start of 2015. Though, this term could hold something a little different for Setzer, as he will be vying for the position as North Carolina Speaker of the House.

Veteran’s Day Events

November 12, 2014

Hickory Post 48 2nd Vice Commander Levi Helton gets a serving of barbecue for lunch with help from Gayle Norris during the 10th annual Veterans Day meal at the Catawba County Government Center in Newton.

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

‘Heading’ to state finals

November 12, 2014

Newton-Conover’s Greyson Frye, heads a ball during Tuesday’s 2A West Region final against Franklin. The Red Devils and Fred T. Foard soccer teams advance to the state finals with victories on Tuesday.

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Period of Purple Crying

November 12, 2014

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), is a form of intentional injury to infants and children who suffer violent shaking, with or without impact on a hard surface. About 25 percent of clinically diagnosed infants die and approximately 80 percent of survivors suffer lifelong neurological damage, according to statistics cited by Catawba County's Children's Advocacy and Protection Center.

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