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December 5th

CVCC celebrates Hmong New Year's on Thursday

December 6, 2013

Hmong dancers from Challenger Early College were a part of Thursday’s Hmong New Year’s celebration at CVCC presented as part of the five-part multicultural series.

To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

10 students nominated for service academies

December 6, 2013

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 — Newton-Conover High School’s Rachael Hamm and Maiden High School’s Andrew Beard.

December 4th

A closer look at the real people in uniform

December 4, 2013

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.

Local program in 3 counties helping brighten holidays

December 4, 2013

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 — run by the local Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with area retailers, volunteers and members of the community — helps ensure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship during the holidays.

December 3rd

Local student thankful for safety after Typhoon

December 4, 2013

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.

One on O-N-E: What do you love about Catawba Co.?

December 4, 2013

On Tuesday afternoon, the Observer News Enterprise visited local people in the city of Newton to pose the question, “What do you love about Catawba County?”

“One on O-N-E” is a weekly segment in the Observer News Enterprise newspaper, which poses a question to three random local people.

December 2nd

Barnes re-elected chair, Isenhower tabbed vice-chair

December 3, 2013

NEWTON — 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 “Kitty” 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.

Newton holds annual 'Light Up the Town' celebraton

December 3, 2013

The city of Newton held its annual “Light Up the Town” 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!

Town of Maiden hosts its annual Christmas parade

December 3, 2013

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.

November 29th

Chairman, vice chairman to be elected Monday

November 29, 2013

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.

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