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August 11th

Special Reunion Speaker

August 11, 2014

An Army officer whose family ties to Catawba County are strong and bonding and whose current post is special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, will be the principal speaker for the 125th annual Soldiers Reunion on Thursday, August 21. Speaking at the 4 p.m.

Parade of Cans

August 11, 2014

In the midst of this years Soldiers Reunion parade and festivities The Corner Table soup kitchen will be having their second annual “Parade of Cans” food drive.

Jim Graham, one of the Stockroom volunteers, is the founder of the big idea for the Parade of Cans event and is so happy with how this idea has blossomed into helping the Newton community.

Newton turns a new ‘Leaf’

August 11, 2014

Nissan Leaf owners Jayne and Shuford Abernethy, of Conover, love the newest addition to their garage. Their white car is all electric and virtually silent driving down the streets of Catawba County. A little tune plays after the orange start button is pushed, instead of the usual cranking of a gasoline car.

August 8th

Ex-rivals Bumgarner, Fleming on same side of ball

August 8, 2014

Two years ago, Zach Bumgarner and Tanner Fleming were battling each other as rivals on the prep gridiron.

Now, both Charlotte 49er football players share the same side of the field heading into the program’s second-ever season.

Bumgarner, who played offensive tackle and served as longsnapper last season, made the move to defensive line this past season and changed his physique.

Friday, August 8, 2014

August 8, 2014

No obits to report

Churches United

August 8, 2014

The Friendship United Methodist Church of Newton celebrated their First Annual Community Unity event on Wednesday night where different churches from across the county, state or nation attended. The furthest group traveled from Maryland.

Soldiers to get shakin’

August 8, 2014

The Fantastic Shakers popular Carolina beach music band will highlight the annual beach music program on Courthouse Square in Newton as part of the 125th annual Soldiers Reunion patriotic festival. The event, free to the public, is set for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19.

‘Freedom is not free’

August 8, 2014

125 years ago, a group of Civil War veterans gathered in Newton to answer a statewide call for recognition of their wartime efforts and to receive the pensions they were owed.

Today, the event known as Soldiers Reunion has grown into an annual celebration of patriotism, bringing people from around the country to the city to participate.

August 7th

Red Devils hold first contact practice of preseason

August 8, 2014

Thursday was the first official day of contact practice for prep football teams in North Carolina.

Newton-Conover hosted its first contact drills at the team’s practice field on Thursday.

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.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

August 7, 2014

Mary Lou Sigmon Lail, 95, of Conover passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Condolences may be sent to the Lail family at www.drumfh-conover.com.

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