January 2nd, 2015
An infant has died and a man has been charged with murder after an incident in Newton on New Yearâ€™s Eve.
At approximately 7:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Newton Police responded to Sandalwood Court to assist EMS.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
December 31st, 2014
Wesley Scott Herman, 52 of Claremont, passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Herman family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.
Carroll Loyd Sigmon, 78 of Newton, passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. The Sigmon family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111
Taxes are dropping for corporations and people, though taxi drivers and movie-makers are losing preferential breaks. Hunting and fishing licenses are locked into a future of low rate increases. Military veterans and their spouses may find it easier to put previous skills to work.
Retired Lincoln County newspaper publisher Ken Fortenberry will run as a Libertarian candidate for governor of North Carolina in 2016 on a platform that calls for an end to the War on Drugs, lowering the stateâ€™s legal drinking age to 18 and cutting state income taxes.
On Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m., the Green Room Community Theater stage will light up with an array of talent for the semi-final round of the â€śSo You Think Youâ€™ve Got Talent?â€ť Competition.
20 acts, including, singers, dancers and even magicians, will be competing for 10 spots in the final round on Jan. 16.
Take one glance at Nick Chubbâ€™s performance in Tuesdayâ€™s Belk Bowl, and youâ€™d never guess he was in his freshman season at the University of Georgia
Setting a Bulldog bowl record for rushing yards with 266, Chubb helped lead Georgia to a 37-14 victory against Louisville in the 13th annual bowl game held in Charlotte.
Gladys Joyce Causey Gilbert, age 79, of Abernethy Laurels in Newton, and formerly of Lincolnton, died on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Gilbert family.
Mary Agnes Rhinehardt, age 79, of Newton passed away on Monday, December 29, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Rhinehardt family.
Conover Police Chief Steve Brewer remembers the friendly face of the officer who always worked the crossing guard at Concordia Christian Day School when he was a student there.
To read more of this story, pick up the new year's print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
There's a new â€śgreat bambinoâ€ť in town.
After 30 years of working in an authentic italian pizzeria in New York, Dimas Chavez has made his way to North Carolina to share the taste of his famous pies.
In October of 2013, Chavez met the love of his life on Facebook â€“ Francisca Tapia.