Archive - 2013
Jane Brumley Hewitt, 78, of Newton, left this life with courage and passed into Heaven with peace on Dec. 13, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice. Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations are providing professional services to the Hewitt Family.
Bessie Drum Wilkinson, age 72, of Maiden died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at her residence. Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
On June 4, 1919, Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote.
That day in Catawba County, then 10-year-old Lois Mundy remembers her dad coming in to tell her mom the good news.
Ninety-four years and 16 presidents later, Mundy has never missed a chance to vote.
A controlled burn scheduled on Saturday for the former mansion of Jeremy Mayfield has been cancelled.
Catawba Fire Department officials cancelled the schedule burn due to inclement weather.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition (Saturday through Monday) of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
A Newton man was arrested early Thursday morning after a traffic stop yielded a large amount of marijuana.
Thirty-five year old Mark Anthony Farley, of 303 South Derby Ave., was stopped for speeding in his 2001 Chrysler Sebring at 2:20 a.m. on the 400 block of U.S. 70 SE.
For the second time this season, the Newton-Conover boys basketball earned bragging rights against rival Hickory.
Behind 23 points from Josh Ramseur, the Red Devils marched to a 73-49 victory against the Red Tornadoes at home on Friday night.
NEWTON â€” Fred T. Foard senior soccer player Ashley Jolly signed with the University of Tennessee on Friday.
Jolly is graduating early this month from Foard and will enrolled at Tennessee next semester.
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 89, North Wilkes 63
Hickory 77, Newton-Conover 31
St. Stephens 58, Bunker Hill 51
Bandys 68, North Wilkes 58
Newton-Conover 73, Hickory 49
St. Stephens 65, Bunker Hill 60
Bobby Lee Smith, 41, of Lincolnton died at his residence Monday Dec. 9, 2013. Memorials may be made to: The Bobby Lee Smith Memorial Fund at 4081 Startown Road, Newton, NC 28658.
James Richard Hamm, 62, of Conover died on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
NEWTON â€” The city of Newton may be regarded as small, but it still takes a lot of hard work to keep things running.
For the Public Works division, this includes maintaining 182 miles of water lines, 4,800 power poles, 75 miles of streets, 400 pieces of equipment and much, much more.