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November 21st

Retired Conover surgeon witnessed JFK’s autopsy

November 22, 2013

CONOVER — A half century after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, a prominent Conover surgeon has memories of the historic event that few Americans can share.

'Muffled drums:' 5 Conover men witness history

November 22, 2013

CONOVER — Don Barker remembers the sights and sounds of Nov. 24, 1963 like they were just yesterday.

“Muffled drums,” said Barker, a former events photographer at the Observer News Enterprise. “It haunts me to this day.”

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.

November 20th

Program uses pottery to help rehabilitate

November 21, 2013

NEWTON — Nestled between the trees, perched atop a hill just off of Highway 321 sits a large, brick house.

This house is home to the family of Connections.

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

New ordinances take effect Jan. 1 in municipalities

November 21, 2013

Today is the national observance of the Great American Smokeout, an annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society in which smokers are encouraged to quit or make a plan to quit smo king.

Today also marks the official announcement of new ordinances effective Jan. 1, 2014 in the Cities of Claremont and Conover and the Town of Brookford that expand on local smoke-free policies.

November 19th

Startown Elementary awarded $10,000 by Food Lion

November 20, 2013

NEWTON — A competition that began at the top of August has paid off for the students of the Startown Elementary.

The school was presented with a $10,000 check on Tuesday morning at the Food Lion location on West N.C. Highway 10.

Wreck sends Lincolnton couple to the hospital

November 20, 2013

NEWTON — Two people were sent to the hospital following a collision Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Robinson Road and N.C. Highway 10.

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

CVMC helping crack down on drunk drivers

November 19, 2013

A partnership between Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) and the District Attorney for Burke, Catawba and Caldwell counties will cut down on the time it takes to process alcohol related DWI cases.

A contract signed in early November means that blood from these cases will now be tested at CVMC instead of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) laboratory.

Maiden man convicted

November 19, 2013

MAIDEN — A Maiden man was convicted of eight felonies in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.

Bryan Keith Harris, 35, was charged with possession/distribution of methamphetamine precursor, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of stolen goods, possession of a stolen firearm, two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of larceny.

November 15th

Pair of teens charged in vehicle break-ins

November 16, 2013

LINCOLNTON — Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives have charged two Catawba County teens with break-ins to vehicles at a business on Smokey Dan Kennel Road.

A neighbor on his way home from work noticed a man holding a flashlight standing in the parking lot of Jerry’s Body Shop and Used Cars.

Glen Oaks begins clubhouse rebuild

November 16, 2013

MAIDEN — February marked a major turning point for one local 18-hole golf club.

Early morning on Feb. 22, neighbors called 9-1-1 after hearing an explosion and seeing flames at Glen Oaks Golf Club in Maiden.

The fire originated in the kitchen of the clubhouse and spread throughout the building, leaving only the facade standing in the ashes.

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