Archive - Jan 3, 2014
John Ervin Cansler, Jr., age 69, of Newton passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at Carolinaâ€™s Medical Center in Charlotte. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Cansler family.
Charles Franklin Ingle, age 74, of Vale, died Monday, December 30, 2013 at Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Ingle family.
Three Hickory Firefighters are retiring after 30 years of service. Ronnie Thick, Dwayne Starnes and Brent Stine have worked their way up through the ranks to now retire with multiple levels of training.
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.
A fire breaks out in your home while youâ€™re in bed.
How will you realize there is a fire in the home? Would it be through the smell of smoke or the sound of smoke detector going off?
Through the â€śGet Alarmed North Carolinaâ€ť grant, the Newton Fire Department can go into peopleâ€™s homes and test for the smoke and COD detectors.