Archive - Dec 2013 - News Article
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.
The Newton Fire Department is currently operating out of the same headquarters it has been in for more than 50 years.
However, next year they hope to have a new home to move into.
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.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Observer News Enterprise visited local people in the city of Newton to pose the question, âHow do you celebrate Christmas?â
âOne on O-N-Eâ is a weekly segment in the Observer News Enterprise newspaper, which poses a question to three random local people.
Traffic was halted for hours Monday morning after a black car traveling northbound on U.S. 321 ran off the road, went underneath a cable in the median and struck an large delivery truck.
The accident took place just north of mile marker 37 at approximately 8 a.m.
A suspected gunman in a Rowan County shooting was arrested in Conover on Monday night.
Khari McClelland, 23, was arrested at a home on 167 8th Avenue SW in Conover on Monday afternoon.
McClelland is one of four men wanted in the shooting of 25-year-old Rowan County volunteer firefighter Marcus Kauffman.
In the 2011-12 academic year, 13,768 N.C. students dropped out of school.
More than 8,000 of those were under the age of 17.
Two local schools have taken initiative in hopes of reducing those numbers. Newton-Conover City Schools and Hickory Public Schools have adopted legislation that will raise the drop-out age from 16 to 18, starting in the fall of 2014.
NEWTON â Rob Bliss, an assistant principal and head boys varsity basketball coach at Fred T. Foard High School, has been nominated as a National LifeChanger of the Year for the 2013-14 school year.
David Schouweiler, a science teacher at Newton-Conover High School, was recently awarded the âRubber Meets the Roadâ Award in recognition for his hard work in the classroom.
The award is given to one local teacher in the Newton-Conover City School district, who is in need of a car makeover.
NEWTON â Local law enforcement officers stayed busy in the midst of Thursday morning's fog, responding to two major accidents before noon.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.