Archive - Jan 2014
John Ervin Cansler, Jr., age 69, of Newton passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at Carolinaâs 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 youâre 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 âGet Alarmed North Carolinaâ grant, the Newton Fire Department can go into peopleâs homes and test for the smoke and COD detectors.
One of Catawba Countyâs best-kept secrets has been nationally recognized as a âdiamond in the rough.â
Claremont was chosen as a âHidden Gem of Americaâ on a recent episode of the television show, âCommunities of Distinction with Terry Bradshaw.â
County native Casey Clark, 28, is chasing his dreams all the way to âMusic City.â
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.