Archive - 2013 - News Article
A body found last month in the Catawba River has been identified by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office as that of Kevin Glenn Bowman of Conover, who had been missing for some time. An article in Friday's Observer News Enterprise incorrectly stated that it was the body of a Claremont man who had gone missing near the river a few days before the body was found.
Riley Ross lets freedom ring as she captures the 3- to 4-year-old division in Wednesday’s Baby Parade.
NEWTON — A Newton woman died early Wednesday in Gastonia when a semi struck her as she was attempting to flee from an attacker, according to the Catawba County Sheriff's Office.
The road to full-time officer has not been a short one for new Claremont police officers, Cody Jarvis and Alan Russell. The two men have offically been full-time officers for two weeks, but the both started their part-time law enforcement careers at Claremont.
Eighty-three teenagers telling summer vacation stories, banging on drums and blowing trumpets doesn't phase Haskew Smith.
He's used to the kids who “maybe cut-up in other classes, but do well with tactile, kinesthetic learning,” the band instructor says.
The Newton Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that took place Tuesday at the Kangaroo Store at 334 E. 20th Street.
Officers were advised at 2:02 a.m. that a gunman, described as “a light-skinned black male,” entered the store and began calling for the store clerk.
Claremont City Council members were left with plenty of unanswered questions about the future of Francis Sigmon Park on Monday night during their August meeting.
The park, which has been sitting vacant since 2007 when the city took it over, is comprised of 27.1 acres valued at $145,500, or $5,369 per acre.
A Claremont man has been jailed on an attempted murder charge after telling emergency operators early Saturday morning that he had shot his girlfriend, according to local law enforcement.
Richard Donnell Beatty, 56, of Beatty, 56, of 2742 Sherlock Street in Claremont.
County leaders are hoping for a federal disaster declaration following last month's flooding, they said during Monday morning's commissioners meeting.
If that declaration is approved, they county plans to set up a disaster recovery center where citizens can go through the application process to be approved for state and federal assistance.