Pennsylvania groundhog Punxsutawny Phil saw shadows this morning, and he’s predicting six more weeks of winter.
Visit www.observernewsonline.com  for more about his prediction and the 126-year tradition started by The O-N-E’s sister newspaper, The Punxsutawney Spirit.
Claremont leaders are planning for continued growth in the city. Read more about their strategic plan in The O-N-E’s print and online editions.
Newton is delivering severe weather waring devices to city residents.
Buc’s Cupboard offers free snacks to Catawba Valley Community College students.
OUTLOOK is full of Dino-Might, as the Catawba Valley’s good news publication delivers a look inside Catawba Science Center’s dinosaur invasion.
• Air Force, UNC-Charlotte, N.C. Central, Fayetteville State, Wingate. Catawba County high school seniors sign letters of intent to attend area colleges and universities; continue football careers.
• Lenoir-Rhyne and Appalachian State collect commitments from up-and-coming football players.
• Newton-Conover City Schools is welcoming Red Blazer Award nominations.
• Catawba Valley Medical center’s Women in Philanthropy donated $20,000 to the hospital’s new Oncology Pavilion.
• St. Stephens Elementary School hosts breakfast to encourage students’ fathers to become “All-Pro Dads.”
• Saturday brings an opportunity for county residents to dispose of hazardous waste like paints and electronics. Details on PERSPECTIVE, along with a letter to the editor urging Newton leaders to “wake up.”