Archive - Jan 2014 - News Article
With the director of the Catawba County Board of Elections retiring this month and the 2014 election cycle escalating, the three-member local elections board is scrambling to hire a replacement for him.
On Sunday, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawk will square off against one another in the 48th edition of the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Local restaurants in Catawba County are also gearing up for the big game, as well.
Catawba County and Newton-Conover City Schools will both be operating on a three-hour delay on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
Both schools issued statements Thursday afternoon regarding the delays in normal schedule.
CONOVER â Twenty-seven sex offenders who preyed upon local children were successfully prosecuted in 2013, thanks to the work of the Childrenâs Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County, local law enforcement and the District Attorneyâs Office.
A Newton man was arrested on Thursday after authorities found him in possession of drugs.
After an anonymous tip was provided to the Catawba County Sheriffâs Office, a probation officer and narcotics investigators searched the property of 33-year-old George Andrew Singer, of 2669 Claremont Road.
Mother Nature gave Catawba County its first snow of the year on Tuesday.
With that snowfall came some hazardous road conditions, which affected drivers countywide.
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.
The Maiden Police Department is on the lookout for phone scammers targeting its townâs citizens.
Electric and Utility customers in Maiden have been receiving phone calls from toll free â1-800â numbers pretending to be a representative from the town.
Catawba County and Newton-Conover City Schools will both be closed for the second-straight day on Thursday.
N-CCS Superintendent Dr. David Stegall send out an email around 3 p.m. on Wednesday notifying local media of the system's decision.
Catawba County Schools announced on their website around the same time that they are also closed on Thursday.
Success often comes for those who wait.
That certainly can be said of Dale Jarrett, who didnât reach the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series until age 30 and waited another four years for his first victory.
The Conover Police Department assisted in taking down an out-of-state criminal this past weekend.
The Albion Department for Public Safety obtained a warrant for 47-year-old Jackie Dale McConnell, of Albion, Mich. for his arrest from the Calhoun County Prosecutor for Sex Offender Registry Violations.