Archive - Dec 12, 2013 - News Article
NEWTON â€” After electing a new Mayor pro tem during Tuesday nightâ€™s council meeting, the city of Newton made history.
For the first time ever, Newtonâ€™s mayor and mayor pro tem are both women.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
A 12,000-square foot mansion that used to belong to former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield will be set on fire Saturday morning.
The mansion, which was built close to 20 years ago, is part of a 444.77-acre property on six tracts in Catawba.
The house includes seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
Four men were convicted this week in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court for their involvement in a shooting incident.
Among those convicted were Jamar Monte James, 32, of Claremont; Marcus Tyrone Kennedy, 31, of Conover; Terrell Lee Mitchell, 24, of Hickory; and Jordon Olajuwon Ramseur, 27, of Conover.