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Archive - Jan 2014

January 29th

Phone scam targeting Maiden residents

January 29, 2014

The Maiden Police Department is on the lookout for phone scammers targeting its town’s citizens.

Electric and Utility customers in Maiden have been receiving phone calls from toll free “1-800” numbers pretending to be a representative from the town.

BREAKING NEWS: Schools closed again Thursday

January 29, 2014

Catawba County and Newton-Conover City Schools will both be closed for the second-straight day on Thursday.

N-CCS Superintendent Dr. David Stegall send out an email around 3 p.m. on Wednesday notifying local media of the system's decision.

Catawba County Schools announced on their website around the same time that they are also closed on Thursday.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January 29, 2014

James Summy Leatherman, age 73, of Newton, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at Conover Nursing and Rehab Center surrounded by his family. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Leatherman family.

Saint, Foard seniors commemorate college signings

January 29, 2014

A pair of Catawba County athletes signed to play college athletics earlier this week.

St. Stephens volleyball standout Katelyn Houser will play at Catawba Valley Community College this fall.

Fred T. Foard baseball player Carson Bryant also signed with the Bucs.

Dale Jarrett joins father in the NASCAR Hall tonight

January 29, 2014

Success often comes for those who wait.

That certainly can be said of Dale Jarrett, who didn’t reach the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series until age 30 and waited another four years for his first victory.

Conover Police help in catching Michigan man

January 29, 2014

The Conover Police Department assisted in taking down an out-of-state criminal this past weekend.

The Albion Department for Public Safety obtained a warrant for 47-year-old Jackie Dale McConnell, of Albion, Mich. for his arrest from the Calhoun County Prosecutor for Sex Offender Registry Violations.

BREAKING: Snow affects sports schedule again

January 29, 2014

For the second-straight day, snow has caused the prep sports schedule to change.

Below is a look at these changes and their new times:

Baseball
Hickory Crawdads Hotstove Banquet, ppd. (no make-up date announced)

College basketball
Catawba at Lenoir-Rhyne, moved up to 4 p.m.
(originally start time was 6 p.m.)

Prep basketball

January 28th

BREAKING: CCS, NCCS closed on Wednesday

January 28, 2014

Catawba County Schools and Newton-Conover City Schools have both announced they will be closed on Wednesday.

Hickory Public Schools will also be closed.

For further updates on school delays and cancellations, be sure to visit observernewsonline.com.

January 24th

Residents asked to provide their thoughts, ideas

January 25, 2014

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) wants to hear from you regarding their transportation priorities as part of an effort to implement the state’s new law.

Loudermelt resigns after 10 years on N-CCS Board

January 25, 2014

The Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education is seeking a new member after Scott Loudermelt resigned on Thursday.

Loudermelt was one of the longest tenured board members, having served the Conover district for the past 10 years. His first day on the N-CCS Board was Dec. 1, 2003.

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