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June 13th, 2014

Take a Kid Fishing Day

June 13, 2014

Looking for something to do this week, then head on down to the lake.
The city of Newton Recreation Department will be holding their 10th annual Take a Kid Fishing Day at Herman’s Fish Lake from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Corner Table serving more

June 13, 2014

Changes are coming to the local Newton soup kitchen.

South Newton Science Fair

June 13, 2014

South Newton Elementary School fifth-grade-student Trey Kennedy blows air into a container of water as classmate Karle Davis looks on during Thursday's science fair. The experiment was used to simulate fluid movements during a volcano.

Friday, June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014

Allen Rockwell Chrislip Jr. of Dover, DE died Monday, June 9, 2014 at Kent General Hospital in Dover, DE. He was 82. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.fhnfuneralhome.com

Kenneth "Kenny" Eugene Nicholas, age 49 of Conover, passed away Monday, June 9 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Burial will follow at Catawba Park in Hickory.

June 11th

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014

Jimmy Roscoe Scott, 78, of Conover passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. at Drum Funeral Home.

Pedal Shack comes to Newton

June 11, 2014

The city of Newton has a new home for its bicycle needs.

The Pedal Shack opened their doors in downtown Newton on June 2. The shop sells different types of bikes such as mountain, racing and utility. The name brands that owner Steve Fish carries are Felt, GT and Schwinn. The shop also sells apparel and parts for bikes. They also repair bikes.

Council Vs. Budget, Round 2

June 11, 2014

The weather wasn’t the only thing that got heated on Tuesday.

The Newton City Council held a budget workshop to discuss any changes they want for the 2014-15 fiscal year budget.

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.

June 10th

With all of its roster, Hickory battles Cherryville

June 10, 2014

With a complete roster of players, Hickory Post 48 went to battle on Tuesday night against rival Cherryville at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

Fresh off their 2A title series appearance, Bunker Hill players Colton Chapman, Cameron Chapman and Jordan Eckard all started in the contest.

Bears end dream season as 2A state runners-up

June 10, 2014

With tears in their eyes, Marty Curtis addressed the Bunker Hill baseball team following its 4-2 loss to Midway in the third game of 2A state championship series on Saturday at UNC-Greensboro.

Sheriff and sons working together

June 10, 2014

Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid runs a tight ship in his office. If you're family, it's a little tighter.

"I'm one of those dads that expect more out of their sons than they do anybody else," Reid said. "I'm a little harder on them, but I try not to get too involved in anything job related with them."

Reid has three sons and they each chose to follow his footsteps into law enforcement.

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