The Daily Press http://www.observernewsonline.com http://www.observernewsonline.com/apfeed.xml--1 The Observer News Enterprise | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-10-01T10:51:22-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11353Making a Joyful Noise2014-10-01T10:51:22-04:002014-10-01T10:51:22-04:00Copyright 2010 Observer News EnterpriseThe choir rises to their feet, they flip open their sheet music and then they begin to sing. “Let music fill this happy room…”And it did. Nothing but smiles appeared all around the room. The Catawba Valley Community Choir is in the midst of its 28th season. Members from three counties flock to the practice room on Monday nights for weekly practice.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.Catawba County, N.C.Cigi SparksMaking a Joyful NoiseObserver News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11353Change0Usable2014-10-01T10:51:22-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11346A Festival of Tradition2014-09-30T10:38:33-04:002014-09-30T10:38:33-04:00Copyright 2010 Observer News EnterpriseMany groups from the community and other areas in North Carolina provided activities, demonstrations, food, crafts, and music. Along with the activities, crowds could watch a Civil War reenactment and tour the mill.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.Catawba County, N.C.Brandy TempletonA Festival of TraditionObserver News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11346Change0Usable2014-09-30T10:38:33-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11345Recognizing Leaders 2014-09-30T10:32:38-04:002014-09-30T10:32:38-04:00Copyright 2010 Observer News EnterprisePrincipal Julie Styers was named the Newton-Conover City Schools 2014-15 Principal of the Year and South Newton teacher Christy Buff was named 2014-15 Teacher of the Year. 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.Newton, N.C.Tiffany FieldsRecognizing Leaders Observer News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11345Change0Usable2014-09-30T10:32:38-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11341Newton acquires vacant home2014-09-29T11:26:53-04:002014-09-29T11:26:53-04:00Copyright 2010 Observer News Enterprise“The house has been empty for probably five years now,” said a neighbor who wished to remain anonymous. “It’s a shame to let something like that go. This is such a nice neighborhood.”The un-salvageable property came into the possession of Wells Fargo a few years back after being repossessed from the owner.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.Newton, N.C.Cigi SparksNewton acquires vacant homeObserver News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11341Change0Usable2014-09-29T11:26:53-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11340Hwy 55 to open in Conover2014-09-29T11:22:31-04:002014-09-29T11:22:31-04:00Copyright 2010 Observer News Enterprise Conover is soon to be home to a franchise of the 50's style diner. Conover, N.C.Tiffany FieldsHwy 55 to open in ConoverObserver News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11340Change0Usable2014-09-29T11:22:31-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11330VIDEO: 11 Facts You Won't Believe Are Actually True2014-09-26T15:06:07-04:002014-09-26T15:06:07-04:00Copyright 2010 Observer News EnterpriseNewton, N.C.No author availableVIDEO: 11 Facts You Won't Believe Are Actually TrueObserver News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11330Change0Usable2014-09-26T15:06:07-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11325Former Harris Teeter due for facelift2014-09-25T10:50:03-04:002014-09-25T10:50:03-04:00Copyright 2010 Observer News EnterpriseThey would not identify the “big box” company planning to locate here, saying the identity of that corporation will be revealed at the next City Council meeting on Oct. 7.To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.Newton, N.C. Sylvia RayFormer Harris Teeter due for faceliftObserver News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11325Change0Usable2014-09-25T10:50:03-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11324MARCHING ON2014-09-25T10:40:30-04:002014-09-25T10:40:30-04:00Copyright 2010 Observer News EnterpriseSmells of hot chocolate and popcorn from the concession stand filled the air. Students who were dressed in full uniform, wielding various instruments came from all across the county to display their talent in the seventh annual Marching Band Preview event. Seven high schools performed in the event. Bandys, Bunker Hill, Fred T. Foard, Maiden, Newton-Conover, St. Stephens and Hickory, who hosted the event, all took to the field to put on a show. Every band with a different theme and a variety of songs kept the cheers rolling. The crowd was constantly in a state of awe, with their mouth half open, or they were smacking their hands together and screaming with joy. To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.Newton, N.C.Cigi SparksMARCHING ONObserver News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11324Change0Usable2014-09-25T10:40:30-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11318Voter Registration on the rise2014-09-24T10:40:34-04:002014-09-24T10:40:34-04:00Copyright 2010 Observer News Enterprise Catawba County's numbers line up with the state average, with a total of 102,000 people registered to vote, according to the Catawba County Board of Elections. Eligible voters can register through Oct. 10. 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.Catawba County, N.C.Tiffany FieldsVoter Registration on the riseObserver News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11318Change0Usable2014-09-24T10:40:34-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:11316The future of Hwy 162014-09-24T10:28:12-04:002014-09-24T10:28:12-04:00Copyright 2010 Observer News Enterprise "A key element of the Governor’s 25-year vision is recognition that transportation systems can stimulate the economy by building infrastructure to attract business and create or provide access to job," said NDOT Secretary Tony Tata in a statement released by the NCDOT. "Accordingly, we are looking at projects that will help connect rural areas to jobs, healthcare, and education centers.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.Catawba County, N.C.Tiffany FieldsThe future of Hwy 16Observer News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:11316Change0Usable2014-09-24T10:28:12-04:00