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November 8th

Fast Track transforms ER visits

November 8, 2013

“I call it our ninety-ninety goal, which means 90 percent of patients will be in and out of the Emergency Room in ninety minutes,” said Chuck Scronce, Emergency Services Administer, when describing the new Fast Track program and wing at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

Wynn some, lose some

November 8, 2013

A woman who was reported missing Oct. 7 and recently located by Maiden Police is now being held at the Catawba County Detention Center.

Police say Jennifer Leigh Wynn, 36, of Maiden was responsible for a theft from her former employer, Royal Enterprises, operator of the Maiden Shell convenience store.

November 7th

Horrific crash on N.C. 16

November 7, 2013

Police and emergency workers worked to remove two men from a mangled SUV after they collided with a truck at the intersection of N.C. 16 and Burris Road in northeastern Newton.

Neighbors told the Observer News Enterprise that the SUV appeared to have pulled out in front of the asphalt tanker truck, the driver of which was not reported as injured.

November 6th

Moritz a big winner in Conover

November 6, 2013

Conover Mayor Lee Moritz Jr. held a strong lead over challenger Don Beal with one precinct outstanding Tuesday night, making Moritz appear the night's big winners.

As of press time, unofficial results showed him with a commanding lead of nearly 79 percent.

November 5th

Shuford School annexed to bring police closer

November 5, 2013

As parents drive up to Shuford Elementary to drop up their children Tuesday morning, they may not notice anything different, but an invisible line will have moved.

The school is now within the city limits of Conover, following a public hearing and unanimous council action Monday night.

Election Day is here

November 5, 2013

Some folks are going to be very happy about the results of today's city, town and School Board elections. And some folks are going to be greatly disappointed.

Maiden woman among 3 charged in death

November 5, 2013

A Maiden woman and a Lincolnton man and woman were arrested late Monday on charges related to the death of a Denver woman whose truck was pulled from a pond in northern Lincoln County on Monday.

Detectives say the three ran over the victim with her own truck early Friday morning.

November 1st

County honors Sigmon for biodiesel research

November 1, 2013

In partnership with Appalachian State University, Catawba County operates a 7,381-square-foot center for biodiesel research, development and production.

Never too late to commence

November 1, 2013

“I cried when my momma took me out of school in the 10th-grade,” said Mary Louise Sigmon-Harris, 93. “We didn’t have free text books and things. It was during the Great Depression and there wasn’t any money around. I couldn’t dress like the others, but I had a good, sharp mind.”

October 31st

Horses of a different color

October 31, 2013

To celebrate Halloween this weekend, several horses and their local friends masqueraded at Longview Equestrian Center on Settlemyre Bridge Road. Attendees were later judged with the first- and second-place winners appearing here.

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