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April 30th

Maiden man wins Doc Watson Guitar Championship

April 30, 2013

Maiden musician Michael Ballard won the MerleFest 2013 Doc Watson Guitar Championship contest on Friday, April 26.

“I think MerleFest is the best festival in the United States,” Michael Ballard told crowd at the Austin Stage – and that was before he won MerleFest’s annual Doc Watson Guitar Championship.

Accident blocks busy road

April 30, 2013

A lunchtime single vehicle accident Tuesday, on West 7th Street in Newton closed the road for an hour.

A 2003 Mazda van driven by Lesley Craig, 46, from Hickory, was traveling east on West 7th Street when she drove off the side of the road and failed to regain control for 375 feet before striking a guard rail and coming to a rest at the entrance to the Greenway Trail.

April 29th

Hickory Springs breaks ground

April 29, 2013

Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, one of the nation’s largest integrated solutions companies and international supplier of components to the transportation, furniture, bedding and a growing number of diversified markets, recently broke ground for a new, 10,000-square-foot foam tech lab in Conover.

April 26th

Newton resident arrested for drug trafficking

April 27, 2013

A Newton man was arrested Wednesday after he was found with 16 ounces of methamphetamine.

The total value of the methamphetamine seized is estimated at $24,000.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Joyful reunion between father and his daughter

April 27, 2013

Saira McDonald expected her dad home in June, so Friday was just an ordinary day at Tuttle Elementary School.

Until he walked out to meet her class at recess.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Special Olympics athletes invade Gurley Stadium

April 27, 2013

Guests, volunteers and athletes from across Catawba County flooded into Gurley Stadium at Newton-Conover High School to celebrate the Catawba County Special Olympics.

Events were held on the high school’s track and baseball field on Friday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Athletes invade Gurley

April 26, 2013

Guests, volunteers and athletes from across Catawba County flooded into Gurley Stadium at Newton-Conover High School to celebrate the Catawba County Special Olympics. Events were held on the high school’s track and baseball field on Friday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

April 25th

Kidnappers arrested

April 25, 2013

Hickory police have arrested four people with kidnapping a man from a Lowe’s Home Improvement store on U.S. 70 in Hickory Monday.

four suspects were arrested around 3:30 a.m.  Tuesday after Hickory Police found the kidnap victim bound with duct tape in a residence just outside the city limits.

Short chase ends in arrest

April 25, 2013

A Catawba county man is in jail after deputies said he led them on a short chase in a stolen van.
Shane Lee Huffman, 34, of 1700 Buffalo Shoals Road, Catawba, faces multiple charges including felony fleeing to elude, larceny of a motor vehicle, driving while impaired and driving with a revoked license.    

Long time Newton business man dies

April 25, 2013

Following the death Wednesday morning at a local hospital of  83-year-old Newton businessman Joseph Schrum Epps, his family gathered to reminisce about the life of the man thousands knew simply as Joe Epps.

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