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June 5th

Renwood Mills Biscuit Day

June 5, 2013

Two arrested for armed robbery

June 5, 2013

Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery around 1:15 a.m. on May 24 at 3407 Dreamy Ln. in Claremont.

According to officials, the two female residents at the home said that a black male and female wearing masks and carrying shotguns came into their home and robbed them. The victims reported the two suspects took $550, business keys and a cell phone.

June 4th

Conover approves budget and adds wi-fi

June 4, 2013

The Conover City Council approved the 2013-14 fiscal budget Monday night after a public hearing.

One Conover resident, Candy Hess, spoke during the hearing and asked the city council members to place themselves in the shoes of the general public when they vote on the budget.

Fire consumes house near Catawba

June 4, 2013

An alert Catawba County EMS crew noticed a house on fire at 4865 N.C. 10 east, shortly after 6 a.m., Tuesday morning, and called for assistance.

Fire crews from Catawba, Bandys, Claremont, Oxford and Newton battled the blaze for 45 minutes before bringing it under control.

The story and a half residence was fully involved when the first fire apparatus arrived.

June 3rd

Huffman earns scholarship

June 3, 2013

The Hickory Tavern Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution recently awarded the Gwendolyn Bost Sherrill Scholarship to Morgan Huffman, salutorian at Maiden High School.

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.

County’s proposed budget is official

June 3, 2013

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners  adopted a budget for the next fiscal year that exceeds 226.2 million dollars Monday morning.

‘Hot’ meals for kids summer program

June 3, 2013

St. Paul United Methodist Church in Newton has been selected as a site to serve “hot” meals to underprivileged youth this summer free of charge.

May 31st

Newton CVS robbery suspect still at-large

May 31, 2013

Newton Police are looking for an armed suspect from a robbery and need your help in locating him.

Police say at 9:34 p.m. Wednesday night, they received a 911 call from the CVS Drugstore at 36 Northwest Boulevard, Newton. An employee informed the police they had just been robbed.

Newton man arrested

May 31, 2013

A quite street in Newton was just the opposite Thursday afternoon when a domestic situation spilled out into the neighborhood.

Newton Police officers were summoned shortly after 5 p.m., to a residence at 109 West Herman St., when a female called, stating that her boyfriend had assaulted her and was running through the neighborhood chasing people with a baseball bat.

New ownership keeps biscuits rising

May 31, 2013

Renwood Mills, Newton’s newest major industrial company and successor to the 78-year-old Midstate Mills grain milling operation, is saying “Hello” to the community with one of the popular Biscuit Day giveaways on Courthouse Square next week.

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