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Thursday, January 9, 2014

January 9, 2014

On Jan. 5, 2014, the world lost a wonderful soul, A person that brought joy and love to so many through art and positive thought and energy through to the very end. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Walling family.

Man convicted in ‘Baker’s Dozen’ investigation

January 9, 2014

A man arrested in Catawba County late last year was charged on Wednesday in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.

Dwayne Winfred Orders, as known as “the Comet,” was convicted of two felonies, including possess/distribute methamphetamine precurcsor chemicals and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

Newton City Council left with unfinished business

January 9, 2014

Tuesday night’s Newton City Council meeting saw the passing of three new ordinances, but it also left the council with one ruling left undecided on the table.

The city council decided to postpone a proposed ordinance that would have restrict yard sales. The ordinance would allow Newton residents to have three yard sales per year and each sale could only last within a 24-hour period.

Lenoir-Rhyne's Mike Houston bids adieu to program

January 9, 2014

Lenoir-Rhyne University head football coach Mike Houston is a winner.

In his first season leading the Bears football program, he brought home a South Atlantic Conference championship title and earned a berth to the playoffs — a first in 50 years.

After three successful seasons with the Bears, Houston is off to try and turn The Citadel into a winning program.

Finding her voice

January 9, 2014

Nightmares.

Children experience them all the time, but Lisa Robinette Moose lived through hers.
Behind the closed doors of her own home, she was betrayed and molested. At only 13 years old, she was robbed of her innocence.

“I was scared. I was confused. I was very hurt and very angry,” Moose said. “It was someone that I was supposed to be able to trust — a family member.”

Maiden is a changed team from last season

January 9, 2014

Despite losing its head coach and leading scorer from a season ago, the Maiden girls basketball team is thriving.

The Lady Blue Devils have already exceeded their conference and overall win totals from a season ago.

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.

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