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June 24th, 2014

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.

Conover School 5K Run & Roll

June 20, 2014

On Saturday the Conover School will hold their Annual 5K Run and Roll event. This year's event will include a special mile run, Maddies' Mile, dedicated to the Conover School student, Maddie, who passed away in late May.

The run begins at 8 a.m. at the Conover School and registrate is $25 per runner. There are reduced rates available for running the mile only.

One of two suspects arrested in car chase

June 20, 2014

One of the two suspects involved in Wednesday’s vehicle chases has been arrested.

Erin Olivia Shell, 34, of 7799 Piney Mountain Street, Hickory, was arrested by Catawba County Sheriffs Office and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and resisting a public officer.

The Marijuana Debate

June 20, 2014

Marijuana legalization has been a hot topic in the U.S. for years. 20 states have laws in place that legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes, while Colorado and Washington have become the first two states to legalize the drug for recreational purposes.

South Newton student featured on Kia Classic ticket

June 20, 2014

Hundreds entered, but only two could win, and one of those those two Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn ticket-design contest winners is a third grade student from South Newton Elementary.

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