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July 21st, 2014

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July 21, 2014

Carolyn Imogene Cline, of Conover went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. The Cline family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service, 828-465-2111.

Newton’s Nutcracker Prince earns scholarship to Nashville

July 21, 2014

A very gifted student from the NewArt School of Ballet, Ben Cunningham, will be joining the company at Nashville Ballet in August.

Cunningham began his training with NewArt School of Ballet in 2013. He came to NASB as an actor with a desire to improve his dancing and very quickly got hooked on ballet. Melissa and Michael French, who head the NASB, could tell Cunningham was very gifted.

The Walker of Newton

July 21, 2014

Norman Reedus didn't have his trademark crossbow ready when he entered his trailer after a day of filming, but maybe he should have.

As the actor who plays Daryl Dixon walked towards the bathroom, an anxious extra waited inside. The door burst open and out came a gnarly zombie who had become a pawn in "The Walking Dead" actors' notorious pranks. That zombie was Johnny Clontz, of Newton.

July 20th

Rockets end Hornets' run in Las Vegas, 83-79

July 20, 2014

The Charlotte Hornets run at the NBA Summer League championship is over.

Behind 25 points from Isaiah Canaan, the Houston Rockets ousted the Hornets, 83-79, in the semifinals of the Summer League tournament in Las Vegas.

Rookie P.J. Hairston led Charlotte (3-4) with a game-high 27 points and eight rebounds, while Josh Davis added 18 points and 14 rebounds.

July 18th

McElwee becomes seventh Crawdad to join Pelicans

July 18, 2014

For the seventh time this season, a member of the Hickory Crawdads baseball team has been called up.

Right-handed relief pitcher Josh McElwee was called up to High-A Myrtle Beach on Friday, joining fellow Crawdads Cody Kendall, Kevin Pucetas, Lewis Brinson, Nick Vickerson, Abel De Los Santos, and Kevin Torres as a member of the Pelicans.

Lance Stephenson officially introduced by Hornets

July 18, 2014

Lance Stephenson hopes to be the final piece in the Charlotte Hornets’ quest for an NBA championship.

The 6-foot-5 guard was introduced as the newest member of the team during a press conference Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Malaysian Airlines Crash

July 18, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014

Johnny Clarence Saunders 67 of Newton died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Saunders family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service, 828-465-2111

Rev. Charles Mack Pace, age 65, of Stanley passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Mother charged in 4-year-old’s drowning

July 18, 2014

4-year-old Logan Putnam was swimming with friends in Lake Hickory on May 24 when he was left underwater for 10 minutes, officials said. Putnam died the following Monday as a result of the incident.

To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Anderson convicted of Obstruction of Justice

July 18, 2014

District Attorney James C. Gaither, Jr announces the conviction of April Jean Anderson, 36, of Winston-Salem, NC, for (F) Obstruction of Justice (2 counts) after a two day trial in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court this week. The jury deliberated for approximately two hours prior to returning the verdicts of guilty as charged.

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