Archive - 2013 - News Article
Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) announced 10 young men and women from North Carolina's 10th Congressional District have been nominated to our nation's military service academies for the Class of 2018.
Among those nominated are two Catawba County students â€” Newton-Conover High Schoolâ€™s Rachael Hamm and Maiden High Schoolâ€™s Andrew Beard.
An altercation between customers in a store over bargain clothes results in a call to Newton Police Department.
The officer arrives to find that the instigators have left and the disruption was minor.
After talking with the store manager, she returns to her police car and files a description of the incident.
This season, holiday shoppers in Catawba, Burke and Caldwell counties can give cheer to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior program.
The program â€” run by the local Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with area retailers, volunteers and members of the community â€” helps ensure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship during the holidays.
The winds that reached nearly 200 mph from Typhoon Haiyan were felt far beyond the islands of the Philippines and into the state of North Carolina as the storm ripped through homes and took the lives that stood in its path.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Observer News Enterprise visited local people in the city of Newton to pose the question, â€śWhat do you love about Catawba County?â€ť
â€śOne on O-N-Eâ€ť is a weekly segment in the Observer News Enterprise newspaper, which poses a question to three random local people.
NEWTON â€” The Catawba County Board of Commissioners is working to plan for next year, which included electing both a chairperson and vice chairperson of the board on Monday morning at the old Newton Courthouse.
Katherine â€śKittyâ€ť Barnes, who served as chairperson in 2013, was re-elected to her position.
When it came time to electing a vice-chair, there was a change in leadership.
The city of Newton held its annual â€śLight Up the Townâ€ť celebration on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. on the 1924 Courthouse Square in downtown Newton.
For pictures from the event, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Observer News Enterprise!
The town of Maiden held its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.
For pictures of the parade, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Observer News Enterprise.
Local political insiders are apparently not expecting surprises when the Catawba County Board of Commissioners holds its annual reorganizational meeting Monday morning in the courtroom of the former county courthouse in uptown Newton (the current Museum of History).
At that session, the commissioners will elect a chairman to lead the board for the next year, as well as a vice chairman.
On Dec. 24, children tucked tightly in their beds will wait anxiously, looking forward to ripping through bows and shiny wrapping paper to get to their gifts on Christmas morning.
Not all children have the luxury of a list of toys from Santa, but Conover Police Department is working to ensure that those children get to share in the joy of Christmas as well..