July 9th, 2014
Asheville Post 70 defeated Hickory Post 48 in walkoff home run fashion Wednesday, but not amid controversy.
Post 70, which takes a 2-1 series lead, reportedly used an ineligible player in its game.
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.
Clyde Herman Marlowe, age 84, of Newton passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Marlowe family.
Emmit â€śShortyâ€ť Williams, age 95, of Newton went home to his heavenly father on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton.
Newton Police released a still shot of a security camera of Maggie Daniels as she is leaving Wal-Mart in Conover on June 27.
According the the Newton PD press release, the investigation into the death of Maggie Daniels is continuing at this time.
At the Claremont City Council meeting Monday night the city approved an agreement with Apple Inc. to annex 100 acres of land within the city in turn for a new solar farm located at Kelly Blvd in Claremont. The approved agreement was a unanimous decision amongst the council members. The project will cost Apple about $55 million.
100 balloons floated in the kitchen of Annie Hass' Newton home as she celebrated another year of life. A few of them are still lingering around, reminding her of the milestone she has reached.
Hass was born June 27, 1914 and attended Mt. Olive School for much of her childhood. Once Balls Creek was built, Hass attended school there and graduated in 1931.
Down 3-1 in the seventh, the offensive for Hickory Post 48 exploded.
Hickory scored 10 runs during the stanza, going on to win 14-4 in eight innings against Asheville to tied the series at a game apiece.
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.
Danny Wayne Rozzelle 74 of Newton went to his eternal home on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Rozzelle family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service, 828-465-2111
Newton-Conover City Schools will be holding a memorial service for the Discovery High School counselor who was killed more than a week ago in her Newton apartment.
Maggie Daniels, 31, of Windsor Apartments in Newton will be honored in a service on Wednesday, July 9. The service will be held at 4 p.m. at Newton-Conover High School. Danielsâ€™ family will be attending.
Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle call in Denver, where they found a partially clothed male and 14-year-old female inside the vehicle.
The call came in around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday about the vehicle located behind CVS Pharmacy on Webb's Road in Denver, officials said.
The city of Conover is part of ajoint initiative across the county working to keep cities safe.
The Catawba County Safe Communities Initiative is a partnership between eight law enforcement agencies which started in 2010.
â€śOur main focus and agenda is to reduce violence,â€ť said Coordinator Charles Mackie at Mondayâ€™s City Council Meeting.