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Archive - Jan 2014

January 3rd

Friday, January 3, 2014

January 3, 2014

John Ervin Cansler, Jr., age 69, of Newton passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at Carolina’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.

Trio of firefighters retire after 30 years of service

January 3, 2014

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.

Staying alert on smoke detectors

January 3, 2014

A fire breaks out in your home while you’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 “Get Alarmed North Carolina” grant, the Newton Fire Department can go into people’s homes and test for the smoke and COD detectors.

January 2nd

Claremont a ‘Hidden Gem’

January 2, 2014

One of Catawba County’s best-kept secrets has been nationally recognized as a “diamond in the rough.”

Claremont was chosen as a “Hidden Gem of America” on a recent episode of the television show, “Communities of Distinction with Terry Bradshaw.”

Casey Clark Playing For The People

January 2, 2014

County native Casey Clark, 28, is chasing his dreams all the way to “Music City.”

Thursday, January 2, 2014

January 2, 2014

Renee Sigmon Hedrick, age 58, of Claremont, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Hedrick family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

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