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April 20th

Catawba County's week ahead

April 20, 2012

Newton will gather citizens of all races, nationalities and backgrounds Saturday for Unity Day at Southside Park.

Also this week, the world's longest-running "Phantom of the Opera" performer visits Catawba County this week.

And a Saturday race will benefit Balls Creek Elementary School.

For more on these events and other happenings, read on.

This week's criminal convictions

April 20, 2012

The following residents were convicted of felonies this week in Criminal Superior Court:

* Joseph Maurice Craig, 32, of Conover, was convicted of felony possession of firearm by felon, felony failure to report change of address – sex offender, felony possession of cocaine and two counts of felony habitual felon. He was sentenced to 101-134 months in the N.C. Department of Correction.

SUV nearly hits propane tanks

April 20, 2012

Police say a wreck at a Conover gas station could have been much worse Friday after an elderly woman barely missed hitting dozens of propane tanks.

No one was injured in the wreck.

Region takes stand for needy

April 20, 2012

Robert Thompson’s white smile was radiant under the lights. It popped. 

Zahra playground to open May 19

April 20, 2012

Play will begin May 19 at the Zahra Baker All Children's Playground at Kiwanis Park in Hickory.

That's the day the playground will be dedicated in Zahra's memory and officially open to the public.

BREAKING: Furniture jobs announcement looms

April 20, 2012

HIGH POINT — North Carolina's governor is kicking off the world's largest furniture trade show with an announcement expected to mean hundreds of jobs.

Gov. Beverly Perdue is visiting the High Point Market on Friday for a jobs announcement Involving Davie County, about 30 miles away.

April 19th

READER POLL: County amendment action appropriate?

April 19, 2012

Catawba County commissioners adopted a resolution this week to support the state's proposed constitutional marriage amendment.

The amendment — which states that the only legally recognized union in North Carolina is marriage between one man and one woman —is on the state's primary election ballot this spring.

Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve the resolution in support of the amendment.

Hardware store thanks community

April 19, 2012

Hundreds visited Conover Home & Commercial Hardware on Thursday for the business' annual Spring Fling community appreciation day.

For pictures from the event, visit The Observer News Enterprise's Facebook page.

Officer, 86, returns to duty

April 19, 2012

Many people say they missed Newton Police Department officer Evaleene Fowler for the nearly three months she was off the streets this year.

Fowler was walking across "A" Street on Friday, Jan. 13, when she was hit by a Mustang. She was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center with injuries to her left leg and hip.

Gang initiative targets violent offenders

April 19, 2012

Since it became active in 2010, the Catawba County Gang Initiative has targeted dozens of the area’s most violent offenders — the worst of the worst.

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