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 2014-04-16T19:50:10-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10613Annual run honors principal, victims2014-04-16T19:50:10-04:002014-04-16T19:50:10-04:00Copyright 2014 Observer News EnterpriseStudents gathered under a blue and gold ballon arch to participate in their annual Runathon fundraiser, which was especially sentimental this year. The run opened with a ceremony for Principal Dr. Walter Zahler, who will be retiring after this year. Catawba County, N.C.Tiffany FieldsAnnual run honors principal, victimsObserver News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10613Change0Usable2014-04-16T19:50:10-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10610Republican candidates collide in final forum 2014-04-15T23:11:21-04:002014-04-15T23:11:21-04:00Copyright 2014 Observer News EnterpriseThree races were featured during the event, including 96th District House of Representatives, Clerk of Court in Catawba County and the 25th District Attorney.Newton, N.C.Cody DaltonRepublican candidates collide in final forum Observer News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10610Change0Usable2014-04-15T23:11:21-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10605Four are added to Catawba County's sports hall2014-04-14T22:56:09-04:002014-04-14T22:56:09-04:00Copyright 2014 Observer News EnterpriseThe Class of 2014 for the county’s sports hall was officially announced during a press conference at the Highland Recreation Center on Monday in Hickory.Among those joining the hall in its 14th class are Jeff Barkley, Odell Moose, Beth Laney Queen and John Lentz.Hickory, N.C.Cody DaltonFour are added to Catawba County's sports hallObserver News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10605Change0Usable2014-04-14T22:56:09-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10599Sherrills Ford library construction well underway2014-04-11T23:04:59-04:002014-04-11T23:04:59-04:00Copyright 2014 Observer News EnterpriseThe new branch is near the corner of Hwy 150 and Sherrils Ford Road, just a short distance from the current facility. Sherrills Ford, N.C.Tiffany FieldsSherrills Ford library construction well underwayObserver News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10599Change0Usable2014-04-11T23:04:59-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10595$16.8 million to be reinvested in community colleges2014-04-10T23:13:14-04:002014-04-10T23:12:49-04:00Copyright 2014 Observer News EnterpriseMcCrory’s visit came with an announcement that will impact the entire North Carolina Community College System. He plans to reinvest $16.8 million into community colleges across the state. Hickory, N.C.Tiffany Fields$16.8 million to be reinvested in community collegesObserver News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10595Change0Usable2014-04-10T23:12:49-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10591Pinwheels for Prevention raises abuse awareness2014-04-09T22:49:41-04:002014-04-09T22:49:41-04:00Copyright 2014 Observer News EnterpriseThe pinwheel represents childlike notions and stands for the chance at the healthy, happy and full lives all children deserve, according to the Prevent Child Abuse America organization. The blue and silver pinwheels were planted by volunteers from the Target Distribution Center in Newton, and held a special meaning to Catawba County.Hickory, N.C.Tiffany FieldsPinwheels for Prevention raises abuse awarenessObserver News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10591Change0Usable2014-04-09T22:49:41-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10586‘Carolina Comeback’ in Catawba County2014-04-08T23:03:05-04:002014-04-08T23:03:05-04:00Copyright 2014 Observer News EnterpriseGKN Driveline is the world’s leading supplier of automotive driveline components and systems, serving global vehicle manufacturers, including BMW, Chrysler, GM and Ford. GKN Driveline is a leading producer of constant-velocity joint (CVJ) systems, AWD systems, transaxle solutions and eDrive systems. Newton, N.C.Tiffany Fields‘Carolina Comeback’ in Catawba CountyObserver News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10586Change0Usable2014-04-08T23:03:05-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10582Compton receives life in prison for murder2014-04-07T23:26:04-04:002014-04-07T23:26:04-04:00Copyright 2010 Observer News EnterpriseAaron Obdee Compton, Jr., 50, pled guilty to first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.Newton, N.C.Jimmy HiltonCompton receives life in prison for murderObserver News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10582Change0Usable2014-04-07T23:26:04-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10580$40 million courthouse expansion continues2014-04-04T23:02:01-04:002014-04-04T23:02:01-04:00Copyright 2014 Observer News EnterpriseWorkers are creating a temporary new entrance for the public to use while the expansion project takes place because the main entrance will be blocked off during that time. Catawba County, N.C.Tiffany Fields$40 million courthouse expansion continuesObserver News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10580Change0Usable2014-04-04T23:02:01-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10575International delegates tour Center in Conover2014-04-03T22:52:56-04:002014-04-03T22:52:31-04:00Copyright 2014 Observer News EnterpriseThe Americas Competitiveness Tour made its stop in Conover to showcase the innovation and partnerships that are happening under the roof of the MSC.<i>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.</i>Newton, N.C.Tiffany FieldsInternational delegates tour Center in ConoverObserver News Enterpriseurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10575Change0Usable2014-04-03T22:52:31-04:00