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July 16th, 2014

National Night Out in Conover

July 16, 2014

Conover is gearing up for their annual National Night Out event.

On Aug. 5, communities around the country will hold events sponsored by their local police departments as a part of the national day.

"It's a community event that they do nationwide," said Lt. Mark Stump with Conover Police. "We've been participating 17 years and it's a nationwide event."

Investigators eliminate several persons of interest in Daniels' death

July 16, 2014

The investigation into the death of Maggie Daniels continued on Tuesday as Newton Police and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation make progress with the investigation of the former Newton educator.

According to a Newton PD press release, local law enforcement has interviewed over 100 persons, while eliminating several people as persons of interest during the process.

Dog Days of Summer

July 16, 2014

With the final hottest summer months right around the corner, more humid and hot conditions are on the way. With summer events, practices and even jobs keeping people out in the heat, knowing how to stay cool is a crucial part of the summer.

July 15th

Crawdads shut out on diamond by BlueClaws, 7-0

July 15, 2014

The Hickory Crawdads fell 7-0 at home against the Lakewood BlueClaws on Tuesday.

The Crawdads and BlueClaws play against Wednesday at noon at L.P. Frans Stadium.

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.

BREAKING: Learner, Sigmon win runoffs on Tuesday

July 15, 2014

David Learner and Kim Sigmon won their respective runoff elections on Tuesday.

Learner defeated incumbent James C. "Jay" Gaither in the Republican primary runoff for the 25th Prosecutorial District Attorney — tallying 61.72 percent of the votes.

Meanwhile, Sigmon toppled Tammy Huffman West in the Clerk of Court's GOP race. Sigmon earned 60.45 percent of the votes.

Area coaches train, trying to improve player safety

July 15, 2014

Sixteen football coaches in the Catawba County School System gathered at Maiden High School on Monday, all in an effort to help aid player safety.

Former Concord High School coach EZ Smith taught the eight-hour seminar, which was sponsored by USA Football’s Heads Up initiative.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014

Mary Lee Sain, 91, died July 11, 2014 in Burke County. The Sain family has entrusted arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

Frankie Violet Flowers Herman, 93 of Hickory, went to her Heavenly home Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at Trinity Ridge. The family will receive friends from 9:30 am-11:00 am Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at the church.

Jacob Fork gets Extreme

July 15, 2014

A new extreme sport terrain has opened up at Jacob Fork Park in Newton.
The new Pump Track, similar to a BMX track, opened for the public on July 5.

To develop, or not to develop

July 15, 2014

A proposal from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has residents on edge as they await a vote from Catawba County Commissioners that may determine the future of the Startown community.

Sweet Frozen Treat at Murray’s Mill

July 15, 2014

Visitors to Murray’s Mill cooled off with free ice cream by Udderly Delicious during Sunday’s ice cream social. Event-goers were treated to bluegrass music, a duck race and tours of the mill.

Through the trails of being an undrafted rookie, Brian Roberts hard work paid off on Wednesday. The...
Madi Story went out a winner Monday night during the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West...
In a game that included five ejections, the Catawba County Hornets defeated the rival Carolina...

 

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