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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

Christian Ministry

December 17, 2014

For the last 29 years, Susan Brymer has spearheaded Lincolnton’s Christian Ministry, helping feed, clothe and provide financial assistance for hundreds of hurting and impoverished families throughout Lincoln County.

Protecting the Past

December 17, 2014

For nearly two decades, the historical stories, people, artifacts, folklore and traditions of Lincoln County have been the prime passion of one man—a local leader who has made it his mission to preserve and protect the past of one tiny Southern community.

Sisters celebrate more than 100 years

December 17, 2014

Both residents at Abernethy Laurels, Lois Mundy and Marie Robinson (sisters) recently celebrated their 106 and 104 birthdays.

The Clash

December 17, 2014

The former Cheerwine facility in Conover has been transformed into a haven for soccer fans of all ages — Shea Stadium Sports, an indoor soccer complex.

The project is a collaboration between Kevin Shea, Brian Vierling, Toby Tate, Chete Soto, Dan Loyer and Dave Walker, who have enjoyed coaching and playing soccer locally for years.

A new state of mind

December 17, 2014

On the night of Oct. 16, shortly after movie-goers had their tickets torn and purchased their popcorn, the State Cinema shut its doors – seemingly for good.

The closing came suddenly with just a single Facebook post a few hours before the final show saying “State Cinema will be CLOSED after tonight's show. Thank you all for those of you that supported us.”

Michael Conochan’s Pro Football Recap- Week 15 Thursday Night Football 12/11/14

December 16, 2014

Arizona (11-3) 12 @
St. Louis (6-8) 6

Champions for Cancer

December 16, 2014

Last week, St. Stephens High School continued a nearly two-decade tradition of creating awareness and raising funds for those afflicted by cancer.

The Indians hosted Bunker Hill on the basketball court for the 12th year in a row on Friday — the second and final meeting between the schools who were battling each other for not only a hoops win, but a victory for cancer.

Newton welcomes visitors

December 16, 2014

“We’re had this partnership for eleven years and it’s amazing what we’re been able to do together,” said spanish interpreter Mimi Michael.

First Presbyterian Church in Newton has a sister church nestled along the Pacific Ocean in Guatemala – El Redentor.

Judge’s son killed in motorcycle crash

December 16, 2014

Just before 11 p.m. on Friday, a Newton police officer who had been following a motorcycle suspected of speeding found that the vehicle had crashed, according to a release from Newton Police. The motorcyclist, Timothy Shyler Kincaid, 28, of Conover, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The WPCOG Names New Executive Director

December 15, 2014

Anthony Starr, current Assistant Executive Director of the Western Piedmont Council of Governments (WPCOG), has been named the new Executive Director of the WPCOG effective January 1, 2015.

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.

Connecting Science to the Real World at Shuford

December 15, 2014

Shuford Elementary School’s 5th grade students had an exciting day, on Thursday, Dec. 11th.

Educator Sherry Williams, from the Catawba Science Center in Hickory, visited with a batch of preserved amphibians for the students to study. The 5th graders are learning about the human body systems and how each structure functions.

A Bouncing Business

December 15, 2014

Bursting someone’s bubble becomes quite literal for John and Shanda Boyles when they strap on their 20 pound suits and bump, flip and roll through their front yard. Their suits, comprised mostly of air, are known as Bubble Balls and serve as the basis of their Newton company, Bubble Sports.

VIDEO OF THE DAY Babies Discovering Things For The First Time

December 12, 2014

New Artifacts Displayed at Depot Celebration

December 12, 2014

Reaching the $500,000 mark in fund raising was the theme of a recent celebration at the Historic Newton Depot on November 15 that was open to the public. Almost 100 people ventured out on that very cold Saturday to see several new artifacts that will be on display at the Southeast Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum being created at the Depot.

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...
WINSTON-SALEM — Chazz Surratt threw for a score and ran for another to help East Lincoln beat...
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...

 

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