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September 12th

Gov. McCrory to attend plant dedication

September 12, 2013

A derelict former plant that's been sold, gutted and completely refurbished is getting lots of attention next week when the new facility is dedicated, with Gov. Patrick McCrory expected to attend.

State grant to help police push for safer streets

September 12, 2013

Catawba County was ranked 20th in the state for crash fatalities and 10th in the state for DWI fatalities this past year.

“We have a part to play in this,” Conover Police Captain Eric Loftin told the Observer News Enterprise this week. “We are in the middle of the county.

Veterinary hospital marks 25 years

September 12, 2013

After working for other veterinary offices in Lincoln County, Donald Whitener decided to open his own practice. Conover Veterinary Hospital opened in 1988 with Whitener and one assistant receptionist.

Twenty five years later Whitener employs 14 full- and part-time employees and has gone through three renovations to grow his business.

September 11th

Family domestic case leads to attempted murder arrest

September 11, 2013

A late morning family argument led to two attempted murder arrests Wednesday afternoon by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office.

Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said Sherry Rohney, of 6570 Old Shelby Road, was shot by her 16 year-old son, Daniel Rohney sometime this morning. According to Reid,

Training region’s musicians

September 11, 2013

“Music like all art teaches us to appreciate beauty,” says Harper School instructor Jonathan Beal. “Art makes us more human. Art makes life more enjoyable.”

Providing opportunities for all to appreciate beauty through music education is the central tenant of the Harper School.

September 10th

NJROTC program hosts annual field meet

September 10, 2013

Newton-Conover High School's NJROTC hosted its 18th annual field meet this past Saturday, bringing in 25 schools and 27 teams.

Each team competed in 14 events including pull-up competitions and sandbag races.

September 6th

Serving up ‘Hairspray’

September 6, 2013

Sara Lane as “Tracy Turnblad” and Michael Navarro as “Link Larkin” in the Green Room Theatre production of “Hairspray,” a musical set in 1960s Baltimore. The show premiers Friday night in Newton. For more information call 828-464-6583.

Crisis to dream: A 10-year journey

September 6, 2013

Laban Helderman had what he calls a mid-life crisis 10 years ago.

That crisis involved him leaving Duke Energy after 29 years and opening Buffalo Shoals IGA Supermarket and Hardware.

“As a boy I always wanted a hardware store,” Helderman said.

September 5th

Sherrill running for Clerk of Court

September 5, 2013

Judy Hoke Sherrill, a long-term official in the justice system in this county, has announced her intention to seek election to the office of Clerk of Superior Court for Catawba County, subject to the May 6, 2014, Republican primary.

Sherrill is a native of Catawba County and a graduate of Newton-Conover High School.

Seeking a marker for Drumsville

September 5, 2013

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries it wasn't uncommon for towns and communities in Catawba county to slowly disappear into oblivion or meld into larger surrounding cities.

County lines were often changed, crops sometimes didn't grow causing the economy to fail, and families moved away.

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