Archive - Jul 2014
"I attended my first Camp Meeting in 1929," said Jimmie Gantt, 87, as he sat down on the back porch of his neighbors "tent."
The "tents" that campers refer to are cabin-like structures connected in rows throughout the Balls Creek Campground.
More than a month after local school counselor Maggie Daniels was murdered in her Newton apartment, police have secured search warrants for an apartment in Windsor Apartments, where Daniels was murdered.
Twenty years since the first-ever Brickyard 400, Conover native Dale Jarrett reflected this week on his two victories at the prestigious event.
Despite two drivers â Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt â winning at Indiapolis in the Sprint Cup Series before him, Jarrett was the first driver to âkiss the bricksâ following his first of two victories at the Brickyard back in 1996.
Edith Watts Reitzel, 90 of Newton passed away, Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at Brian Center East. Born January 9th, 1924. The family will receive friends 6 -7:00 p.m., Sunday July 27, 2014, one hour prior in the chapel at Jenkins Funeral Home.
Start your engines! The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Motorcycle, Truck & Car Show Classic at Southside Park on Saturday, July 26.
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.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol honored three local citizens for their assistance in finding the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run which occured on May 23 between Lincolnton and Maiden. Left to right: NCSHP 1st Sgt. Daryl Conley, Sgt.
Catawba County EMS workers are looking for the best barbeque grillers around as they prep for their annual fundraiser, Butts and Beans BBQ Challenge.
The 4th Annual event will be held on Sept. 26 and 27 at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds.
A stabbing that occured in Newton early Thursday morning resulted in the death of 20 year-old Jason Margarita.
Catawba County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call at 2162 Stove Drive, Newton, at about 1:59 a.m., said Sheriff Coy Reid.