August 19th, 2014
The 18 member Catawba County Grand Jury met Monday morning and handed down an indictment for the alleged killer in the Maggie Daniels case.
The indictment of Sharman Howard Odom, also known as Sherman Howard Odom, of Newton, includes three felony charges â€”murder, first degree sexual offense, and first degree kidnapping.
The long journey in the career of kicker Ryan Succop came full circle on Sunday.
The former Hickory High and University of South Carolina standout played for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Carolina Panthers in preseason NFL action at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
Jonathan Stewart returned with a bang on Sunday.
The seventh year running back scored two touchdowns, leading the Carolina Panthers to a 26-14 win against the Kansas City Chiefs at Bank of America Stadium.
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.
Bobby Lee Coulter 81 of Newton passed away Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Coulter family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton.#828-464-1555
Mr. Richard Terry Locklin, Sr., age 53, of 4699 Dick Wilson Road, Denver, NC died Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Locklin family.
No injuries were reporter after an SUV exiting BB&T parking lot in downtown Newton struck a tractor trailer heading West on West A Street Friday morning. Newton Police responded to the scene along with Newton fire and EMS.
The Claremont Spec Building in the Claremont International Business Park is only weeks away from completion but has already been shown to prospective companies several times. A partnership between Catawba County, the City of Claremont, the EDCâ€™s Committee of 100 and Matthews Construction broke ground on the 51,200 sf speculative building on March 17th.
The Carolina Cycle Challenge (CCC) will be hosting its second annual bike riding event to benefit the fight against pediatric cancer on Sunday, October 5, 2014. Taking over from Brett's Ride, the CCC is sponsored by all of the Rotary Clubs in the area.
Flynn Lee Loftin 77 of Maiden died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Loftin family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.
Brenda VanHorn Willis 60 of Hickory died Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Brian Center Hickory East. She was born May 3, 1954 in Cleveland County.
Some Catawba County residents have recieved letters about their property information that has Donna Spencer, Register of Deeds, concerned.
The letters, distributed by Record Transfer Services, ask property owners to pay a document fee of $83 to receive their property deeds.
The porch swings in front of each tent at Balls Creek Campground are the center pieces for family discussion and a meeting place for family and friends to get together.