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July 3rd

Thusday, July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

Margaret “Maggie” Elizabeth Daniels, age 31, passed away June 28th, 2014. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory is handling local arrangements for the Daniels family.

Chia Yer Lee, 67 of Conover died June 19th, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Burial will follow on Sunday, July 6th, 2014 at Catawba Memorial Park in Hickory.

All knotted up at one apiece

July 3, 2014

Hickory Post 48’s Jordan Eckard celebrates with teammate Cameron Chapman after scoring in Wednesday’s Area IV playoff game against Alexander County. Hickory won, 10-7, to tie the series, 1-1.

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.

County Floods, One Year Later

July 3, 2014

"I remember it was a heavy, intense, unrelenting rain," said Newton City Manager Todd Clark about the July 2013 floods in Catawba County. "We had a swift water rescue here in Newton after a gentlemen was washed off a bridge. He was rescued, but it was very terrifying for him.

July 2nd

Hickory uses five-run 8th to tie series with Alexander

July 2, 2014

The Area IV playoff series between Hickory Post 48 and Alexander County Post 170 is tied.

Post 48 scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth and held off a furious rally by Post 170 to win 10-7 on Wednesday night at Henkel-Alley Field.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014

Mr. David Ray Armstrong, age 66, of 150A Neel Road in Salisbury, died on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Armstrong family.

Deborah Louise O’Brien Klinesmith, age 61, of Vale passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at her residence. Private services will be held at a later date.

Hard work pays off for VFW

July 2, 2014

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5305 of Newton has received a high honor — the All-State Team Award. The award is given in recognition of their hard work within the community.

"The District is made up of eight hard working posts that help out veterans, community, active duty members and their families," said Larry Teague, senior vice of District 14.

Safety and Fireworks

July 2, 2014

Summer is here and it is time for the Fourth of July holiday. For many people, this holiday means food, fun, and fireworks. Yes, fireworks can be fun; but they also can be very dangerous. To keep this holiday from turning into a tragedy, the Hickory Fire Department offers these safety precautions.

Newton homicide investigation continues

July 2, 2014

The investigation continues into the murder of Newton-Conover City Schools teacher Margaret “Maggie” Daniels.

Newton Police Chief Don Brown said Tuesday evening that a roundtable discussion involving police, investigators, and the District Attorney had occurred to talk about the incident.

July 1st

Post 170 grabs early lead, goes ahead 1-0 in series

July 1, 2014

Alexander County scored five early runs and held off a late charge from Hickory, winning the first Area IV playoff game between the two teams Tuesday, 5-3.

Game two of the series takes places tonight at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014

Mark David Wireman, age 52, of Newton passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at his residence. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Wireman family.

Roger Dale Brown, 64 of Claremont died Friday June 27, 2014 at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem. The Brown family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service, 828-465-2111

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