Archive - 2013 - News Article
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Newton firefighter Randy Matthews, assigned to Newton Fire Department Engine One in the downtown station, had a busy Friday morning. The department responded to a report of strong gas fumes at an apartment complex at 222 Park Lane just before 10 a.m.
The Catawba County Board of Commissioners will award the bid for a new library when they meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at the 1924 Courthouse at 30 North College Avenue in Newton.
Brian Duane Martz, 34, of Newton, was convicted of Felony Possession of Cocaine, two counts of Felony Attempted Larceny and two counts of Habitual Felon status this week in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court. The defendant was sentenced to no less than 52 months and no more than 88 months in the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction.
Beth Brandes will retire as assistant director of Catawba County Social Services on July 31 following 25 years of service and a lifetime of advocacy for children and under-served populations.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a Catawba County man on a child sexual assault charge.
Lincoln County sheriff officials say that McGarrett Eugene McManus, 30, of 2204 3rd Ave., SE, Hickory, is accused of inappropriately touching a seven year-old female. The offense took place on or about June 15 in Lincoln County.