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Three's company: Jay Haas wins Classic again

October 19, 2014

Like a fine wine, they say most things, including people, get better with age.

Jay Haas put that theory to the test and passed with flying colors this weekend in Conover.

The 60-year-old led wire-to-wire at the 12th Greater Hickory Classic, winning his third title at the event on Sunday.

Haas finished the three-day tournament with a 17-under-par score.

2-time GHKC champ Haas in lead after second round

October 18, 2014

Jay Haas is one round of golf away from making history.

The 60-year-old Greenville, S.C. native is in the lead by two shots at 12-under-par the 12th Annual Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn.

Haas was 4-under during the second round of the tournament in Conover on Saturday, breaking a tie with Joe Durant for sole possession of first place heading into Sunday's final round.

Haas, Durant share lead after Day 1 of GHKC

October 18, 2014

Jay Haas and Joe Durant share the lead after Friday's first round of the 12th Annual Greater Hickory Kia Classic (GHKC) at Rock Barn.

The 2005 and 2009 GHKC champion, Haas shot a 29 on the front nine and a 35 on the back nine for his first-round score of 63.

N-CCS Superintendent

October 17, 2014

Many may know him by his pressed shirt, matching tie and professional demeanor, but students within the Newton-Conover City Schools (N-CCS) district know him as someone entirely different — Math Man.

Charter Business Hosts FREE Technology Expo

October 16, 2014

HICKORY, N.C. – Charter Business is hosting the first-ever Tech Expo for business owners across Catawba, Burke, Lincoln, Watauga, Alexander, Wilkes and Caldwell counties.

PREPARED for emergencies

October 16, 2014

The conditions were perfectly aligned for tornado activity in Catawba County and the surrounding areas on Tuesday afternoon. A watch issued in the morning had everyone, including local schools, on high alert for the day.

Luckadoo to take seat on School Board

October 16, 2014

Tommy Luckadoo, Vice President of Adams Commercial Real Estate services, hopes to take on another role as a member of the Catawba County School Board.

Luckadoo, 51, grew up in Forest City N.C. where he graduated from East Rutherford High School in 1981. Luckadoo moved to Hickory in 1989 to continue working for as the District Director for Congressman Cass Ballenger.

HELMS RESIGNS

October 16, 2014

Mike Helms has resigned as the head coach of the Hickory High School football team.

Dr. Walter Hart, superintendent of Hickory Public Schools, released a statement Wednesday at 3:16 p.m. about Helm’s status as Hickory High football coach.

Ray awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

October 15, 2014

Sylvia K. Ray is North Carolina's newest member of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The former managing editor of The Observer News Enterprise was surprised with the award during Tuesday’s Rotary meeting.The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is awarded by the governor as the state's highest civilian honor.

‘Healing Haven’

October 15, 2014

Katheryn Harlan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, causing a double mastectomy and a burst in her motivation for a cure.

Harlan began raising money in benefit of a cure in 2005 when she partnered with the Susan G. Komen foundation to insure that the money that her project raised was going to be used appropriately. Harlan continued her partnership with Komen through 2006.

From Badge to Board

October 15, 2014

Newton Police Chief Don Brown will be tacking on some more responsibility as he takes over one of the open seats on the Catawba County Schools Board of Education.

DA’s office staying put

October 15, 2014

After a heated primary and runoff election, Burke County Attorney David Learner is gearing up to take the District Attorney seat for the 25th prosecutorial district — serving Catawba, Burke and Caldwell counties. He will be unopposed on the ballot in November.

Grant Awarded to County Fire Depts.

October 14, 2014

Congressman Patrick McHenry made a stop in Newton Monday afternoon to drop off a check — the largest he’s awarded in his 10 years in Congress.

“This is a major thing,” McHenry said while presenting the check at the 1924 Courthouse in Newton. “It’s the largest Fire Assistance Grant I’ve ever awarded.”

“Poor People’s Doctor” passes

October 14, 2014

Known by many as "The Poor People's Doctor," Dr. Benjamin Wofford left behind a legacy of compassion when he passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Festival of Tables

October 14, 2014

The Carolina Style Chorus presented the tenth annual Festival of Tables at Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Conover on Saturday.

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