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September 17th, 2014
The Catawba County Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police hosted the fourth installment of its election year "Candidates Forum" on Monday September 15th.
This iteration allowed judicial candidates and candidate-elects an opportunity to address the organization and answer questions from the audience specifically geared towards concerns of the law enforcement community in the county.
ArcelorMittal, the largest steel and mining company in the world, has announced new equipment in its North Carolina branch in Conover.
It's all around town. Everyoneâ€™s talking about it. You can hear the jackhammer pounding and the boards being nailed into place. You can see the newly established construction zones as you drive down the street. New businesses are building homes in Conover.
Former Hickory High School basketball coach Shawn Johnson is innocent.
On Tuesday morning, Johnson was ruled not guilty on nine sex charges stemming from accusations from four different girls.
He had previously been arrested in 2012 at his home and was charged with 11 different sex crimes. However, due to lack of evidence, two of those crimes were dismissed earlier in Johnson's trial.
When McKayla Coletti, 10, was drawing her rendition of the Liberty Bell for class, she had no idea it would be award-winning. The bell, complete with its famous crack, won Coletti a national first place award.
"Maggie's saying was always, 'Your best is yet to be,'" said Phil Heath, president of the Newton-Conover High School Athletic Boosters. "We want to help students find that 'best.'"
Heath and the Athletic Boosters have created a scholarship fund in memory of Maggie Daniels, Discovery High School counselor who lost her life in June.
Ronde Barber and Chris Myers on Cam Newton's season debut.
The first session of Newton 101 began as most first days of class. Come in, sit down, and introduce yourself.
Newton 101 is a six week course aimed to enlighten students on the city's procedures and operations.
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.
Last week, O-N-E editor Seth Mabry issued the Ice Bucket Challenge to Newton Fire Chief Kevin Yoder and North Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt. Kelly Stewart. On Friday, they accepted the challenge, along with the rest of Newtonâ€™s fire department. The department gets doused while in front of a fire truck. Chief Yoder get the ice treatment. Sgt. Stewart is all smiles as he gets iced.