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June 15, 2012

Glenda Smyre, of Maiden, died Friday, June 15, 2012, after a battle with cancer since 2002.  Goodin-Drum Funeral Home is serving the Smyre family.

Claremont collecting history

June 15, 2012

Claremont officials are asking residents to share a piece of the past to help preserve the history of the city.

The city of Claremont is on a mission in 2012 to collect old photographs, artifacts and other forms of media to increase the city’s historical collection.

County set to review incentives

June 15, 2012

Catawba County commissioners will consider adopting new economic incentives on Monday that will make it easier to eradicate or re-use old, vacant industrial buildings.

This week's felony convictions

June 15, 2012

The following defendants were convicted of felony offenses and sentenced this week in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.

* Samuel John Hull, 18, of Claremont, was convicted of five counts of felony breaking or entering and four counts of felony larceny and was sentenced to 5-6 months in the Division of Adult Correction.

BREAKING: Truck driver dies in I-40 crash

June 15, 2012

A tractor-trailer driver died in a Thursday rear-end collision with another tractor-trailer on Interstate 40 near Claremont, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Highway patrol officials say traffic was backed up in a construction zone on I-40 East when a tractor-trailer failed to slow down and hit another tractor-trailer.

Speedy Whitfield helps fill Post 48 outfield void

June 15, 2012

After a knee injury sidelined Post 48 starting center fielder Phillip Carroll, Ky’Rawn Whitfield stepped in to take his place.

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.

Hickory Crawdads handle Lakewood Blueclaws, 7-1

June 15, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads' bats exploded early and often, helping lift them to a 7-1 victory against the Lakewood Blueclaws on Thursday in New Jersey.

Hickory (36-30) scored five runs in the third inning to pull ahead, and added one run each in the fourth and ninth innings to pull away for the victory.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Friday, June 15

June 15, 2012

A group of four Catawba County men were indicted this week on charges related to a counterfeit money operation.

Read more about their charges in the Friday edition of The O-N-E.

Also inside Friday’s edition

READER POLL: Will you use the city pool?

June 15, 2012

Newton’s city pool opened this week for the summer.

Controversy among city leaders and citizens has swirled the past several years as Newton decided to spend money to open a pool that didn’t bring in an impressive number of swimmers.

Will you use the pool this summer?

Vote now in the latest reader poll at observernewsonline.com.

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