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June 7th

Founder and CEO of Sarstedt remembered by Newton facility

June 7, 2013

Walter Sarstedt, 77,  of Nümbrecht, Germany passed away May 17,  after a short period of declining health.
Sarstedt was an engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, teacher, mentor and visionary leader.

June 6th

Benfield graduates from Air Force basic

June 6, 2013

Air Force Airman Jaylen N. Benfield graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Egan convicted of child sex charges

June 6, 2013

Bryan Jonathan Egan, Jr, 25, of Denver, was convicted of three counts of Felony  Attempted First Degree Statutory Rape, Felony  First Degree Kidnapping and Felony  Indecent Liberties with a Child Wednesday in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.

Local man killed in Conover wreck

June 6, 2013

An elderly Conover man is dead and two women were taken to Catawba Valley Medical Center after an accident on County Home Road Wednesday.

June 5th

Newton approves budget and cleans up downtown

June 5, 2013

Tuesday night the Newton City Council approved a fiscal budget for next year that will require customers to pay more for their electricity and garbage service.

Renwood Mills Biscuit Day

June 5, 2013

Two arrested for armed robbery

June 5, 2013

Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery around 1:15 a.m. on May 24 at 3407 Dreamy Ln. in Claremont.

According to officials, the two female residents at the home said that a black male and female wearing masks and carrying shotguns came into their home and robbed them. The victims reported the two suspects took $550, business keys and a cell phone.

June 4th

Conover approves budget and adds wi-fi

June 4, 2013

The Conover City Council approved the 2013-14 fiscal budget Monday night after a public hearing.

One Conover resident, Candy Hess, spoke during the hearing and asked the city council members to place themselves in the shoes of the general public when they vote on the budget.

Fire consumes house near Catawba

June 4, 2013

An alert Catawba County EMS crew noticed a house on fire at 4865 N.C. 10 east, shortly after 6 a.m., Tuesday morning, and called for assistance.

Fire crews from Catawba, Bandys, Claremont, Oxford and Newton battled the blaze for 45 minutes before bringing it under control.

The story and a half residence was fully involved when the first fire apparatus arrived.

June 3rd

Huffman earns scholarship

June 3, 2013

The Hickory Tavern Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution recently awarded the Gwendolyn Bost Sherrill Scholarship to Morgan Huffman, salutorian at Maiden High School.

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

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