Archive - Jun 2012 - News Article
Claremont officials are asking residents to share a piece of the past to help preserve the history of the city.
The city of Claremont is on a mission in 2012 to collect old photographs, artifacts and other forms of media to increase the city’s historical collection.
Catawba County commissioners will consider adopting new economic incentives on Monday that will make it easier to eradicate or re-use old, vacant industrial buildings.
The following defendants were convicted of felony offenses and sentenced this week in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.
* Samuel John Hull, 18, of Claremont, was convicted of five counts of felony breaking or entering and four counts of felony larceny and was sentenced to 5-6 months in the Division of Adult Correction.
A tractor-trailer driver died in a Thursday rear-end collision with another tractor-trailer on Interstate 40 near Claremont, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.
Highway patrol officials say traffic was backed up in a construction zone on I-40 East when a tractor-trailer failed to slow down and hit another tractor-trailer.
A group of four Catawba County men were indicted this week on charges related to a counterfeit money operation.
Read more about their charges in the Friday edition of The O-N-E.
Also inside Fridayâ€™s edition
Newtonâ€™s city pool opened this week for the summer.
Controversy among city leaders and citizens has swirled the past several years as Newton decided to spend money to open a pool that didnâ€™t bring in an impressive number of swimmers.
Will you use the pool this summer?
Vote now in the latest reader poll at observernewsonline.com.
Four men were indicted this week on charges connected to a local counterfeiting operation that victimized local businesses earlier this year.
Crews will celebrate the completion of a home refitting project this weekend for a local Vietnam veteran in need.
Purple Heart Homes Inc. will have a “Mission Complete” ceremony at the newly re-fitted home of Kevin Smith, a Newton resident and Navy veteran disabled in service.
Registration is under way for the 123rd annual Soldiers Reunion pageants.
Applications are now being accepted for the five Miss Reunion beauty pageants that are the forerunners of Catawba County's annual patriotic festival.
Did you know there are deserts in Catawba County?
The county has food deserts â€” communities far removed from the nearest grocery store or fresh food source.
Learn about the effort to provide these areas access to fresh foods in the Thursday print edition of The Observer News Enterprise.
Also in Thursdayâ€™s edition: