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June 27th, 2014

Lawsuit: DA reaches too far

June 27, 2014

A lawsuit accusing Catawba, Burke and Caldwell County District Attorney Jay Gaither of sexual harassment was filed shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday. The lawsuit was filed in Federal Court in Statesville.

June 25th

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

Betty Lou Bass Townsend, 86, went home to be with her Lord and husband of 44 years, Jack, on Monday, June 23, 2014 in Newton. The Townsend family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC.

Truck Traffic in Newton

June 25, 2014

The citizens of Newton might have notice a few 18-wheelers parked along the sides of College Avenue.

Farmers across the state of North Carolina are coming down to Newton to sell their harvest wheat to Renwood Mills. Traditionally, trucks would be park all across Brady Avenue waiting in line for their cargo to be unloaded. This year, things are a little bit different.

Newton Fire Station Taking Shape

June 25, 2014

After a rocky start, construction for the new Newton Fire Department Headquarters is starting to show on South Brady Avenue.

"Initially there were a few things that set us behind," said City Manager Todd Clark. "The calendar has been reworked and the completion date is April 2015."

June 24th

Red Devils gear up, host first 7-on-7 drills

June 24, 2014

Newton-Conover High School hosted its first prep football 7-on-7 on Tuesday.

Head coach Matt Beam and the Red Devils welcomed Davidson Day for nearly two hours of competitive football action at the N-CHS practice field.

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June 24, 2014

Ernest Eugene Fox “Ernie” 72 of Taylorsville passed away Saturday June 21, 2014 after a long battle with cancer with his wife by his side. The Fox family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee.

A healthier public

June 24, 2014

Catawba County Public Health is working to create a healthier public in the area.

With the Public Health Farmers' Market, the organization is hoping to aid in obesity prevention and overall healthy eating habits for families.

Post 16 sends students to learn about government

June 24, 2014

The Newton American Legion Post is sending local high school students to a state government program.

American Legion Post 16 is sending nine students from Catawba County to the 2014 Tar Heel Boys State. The Legion has sponsored the event for more than 70 years.

Boys State is a program that teaches students in North Carolina about government and how the state operates.

Classic cars cruise in Newton

June 24, 2014

Joe Mitchell of Newton takes a snapshot of a ‘55 Chevy Bel Air during Saturday’s Cruisin’ Newton. Around 40 classic cars and hotrods lined the square for the monthly event.

To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

June 20th

Friday, June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014

Emil G. Dixon, 73, of Maiden passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Carolinas Medical Center Lincoln in Lincolnton. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Dixon Family.

Carroll Lee Trivette 42 of Hickory died Tuesday June 17th, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 4-5:00pm prior to the service Friday June 20th, 2014 at the funeral home.

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