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Archive - 2014

May 16th

Yard Sale

May 16, 2014

The Conover Lions Club will hold a Yard Sale in the Old Depot Parking Lot at 1st Avenue South, Conover from 6:00 AM til 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 17th.

Friday, May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014

No Obits to report

Dog gets owner out of burning home in Conover

May 16, 2014

Steve Leagon sat on the wet ground and watched as his home was engulfed in smoke. A pair of big, brown eyes stared up at him as he wiped a tear from his eye. His pal, Jake, lay across his lap.

"I was asleep on the couch and he woke me up," Leagon said.

Maiden man busted for making meth

May 16, 2014

A man Maiden was arrested after police found methamphetamine at the suspect’s residence.

Matthew Ryan Minton, 24, of Potts Street in Maiden, was arrested by Maiden Police, with assistance from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine on Wednesday.

Honoring Catawba County’s Peace Officers

May 16, 2014

"A person of good character, with good ethics, who really cares about other people. Someone who is not self-serving, someone with a good moral character who wants to give of themselves."

That's what Newton Police Chief Donald G. Brown II says it takes to make a good police officer.

Newton man accused of rape

May 16, 2014

Travis Christopher Martin, 29, of 3492 Huie St., was arrested and charged with felony rape, felony first-degree sex offense, misdemeanor assault on a female and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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.

May 15th

PREP PLAYOFFS: Second-round game schedule

May 15, 2014

Below is a look at the second round of playoff games involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
No. 3 Owen (10-10) at No. 1 Bunker Hill (21-5), 2 p.m. Saturday
No. 3 Maiden (12-9) at No. 1 East Rutherford (13-10), 7 p.m. Saturday

Softball
No. 2 Bandys (14-6) at No. 1 Brevard (17-5), 5 p.m. Saturday

Thurday, May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014

Jack Charles DeJong 81 of Newton passed away peacefully Monday, May 12, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born December 30, 1932 in Fair Lawn, NJ. The family will receive friends Friday, May 16, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Center United Methodist Church.

Future NBA stars?

May 15, 2014

South Newton Elementary School third and fourth grade students hoop it up during recess on Wednesday.

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.

Adios!

May 15, 2014

Deep in a Costa Rican wet forest, sleeping outside, completely cut-off from technology — that's where you'll find local teacher Betsy Gaither this summer.

An undrafted rookie in 2012, Austin Johnson was ready to start his NFL career in Baltimore. After...
It didn't take long for Ryan Succop to land on his feet. The former Kansas City Chiefs and Hickory...
Catawba native Bobby Lutz is a finalist for the head men's basketball coaching job at College of...

 

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