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July 19th

Conover couple held on drug charges

July 19, 2013

A couple was arrested on multiple felony charges after law enforcement found various illegal drugs in a Conover area residence.

An investigation led the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office to obtain a search warrant on Wednesday for a residence at 1581 Glimmering Sand Lane, said Sheriff Coy Reid.

Crusin’ is revving up

July 19, 2013

Soldiers Reunion Cruisin’, one of the popular events of Newton’s annual Soldiers Reunion patriotic festival, this year will feature the music that America hummed, sang and danced to when the classic cars featured in the cruising were new. The afternoon-into-evening display and cruise is set for Sunday, August 11.

July 18th

Conover man charged in connection with June murder

July 18, 2013

Authorities say a Conover man has been arrested as an accessory after the fact in connection to the June 10 shooting death of Jerrod Mason.

According to sheriff department reports, Marcus T. Kennedy, 30, of 2324 Edna St.,

Conover man arrested for credit card fraud

July 18, 2013

Hickory police arrested a Conover man Tuesday for unlawfully using a company fuel card to buy over $21,000 in gas.

According to police records, Joshua Aaron Williams, 35, of 5435 Circle K Dr., was charged with one count of felony

Technibilt unveils new cart design

July 18, 2013

An Alabama woman and her family were in Newton Thursday, celebrating the national launch of a product she started designing at her dining room table more than five years ago.

Drew Ann Long from Alabaster, Al. created “Caroline’s Cart,” a shopping cart to accommodate special needs children.

Weather creates many problems across county

July 18, 2013

A strong thuderstorm left a wake of destruction across much of Catawba County late Wednesday afternoon.
High winds paired with lightning damaged several residences and blocked roads with most of the damage occurring in Hickory and the eastern portion of the county.

A modular home was heavily damaged by fire at 1708 Kestrel Valley Ln., Sherrills Ford.

July 17th

Sign ups being held for tournaments, 5K run/walk

July 17, 2013

The Newton Parks & Recreation Department is hosting seven events to make Soldiers Reunion even more enjoyable, including a senior citizens dance, a cornhole tournament, a softball tournament, a pet competition, a horseshoe tournament, a 5K run/walk and a bicycle ride.

July 16th

Two vehicle accident claims life

July 16, 2013

A motor vehicle accident  Monday night just after 8 p.m. claimed the life of a Morganton grandfather in Catawba County.

Elvis Heavner, 54, from J.B. Craig Road in Morganton died on impact when his 1991 Oldsmobile crossed the center line and struck a 1988 GMC truck driven by Dustin Pope of Newton.

Non-profit is vandalized

July 16, 2013

Last week vandals in Conover damaged a statue that acted as a monument for the founder of Catawba County Parenting Network.

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.

July 15th

Public invited to annual meeting

July 15, 2013

The Catawba County Historical Association will hold their annual business meeting on July 28 and the public is invited to attend.

The event will highlight recent accomplishments, as well as showcase new and upcoming events and exhibits for 2014. Along with the events calendar, the membership will elect the slate of 2014 Board of Trustees and thank the outgoing board members.

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