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January 16th

Preventing the spread of the flu

January 16, 2014

Having the flu is no big deal, right?

Well, think again.

Currently, 27 people in the state of North Carolina have died as a result from the flu — three of them being from Catawba County.

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.

Car hit by truck, strikes guard rail

January 16, 2014

A woman was sent to the hospital on Thursday after her car spun around and struck a guard rail.

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.

PWX wrestling hosts ‘Taken By Force’ on Saturday

January 16, 2014

For the third time in the past five months, the Premiere Wrestling Xperience (PWX) invades the Hickory Metro Convention Center on Saturday.

The wrestling promotion, which has been in existence since 2003, features some of the top independent professional wrestlers in the country.

January 15th

Marching in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 16, 2014

The city of Newton will hold its annual celebration this Monday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m.

The community is invited to participate in a march from St. Paul United Methodist Church to the old 1924 Court House in Newton.

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.

One on O-N-E: What's your biggest dream?

January 16, 2014

On Monday afternoon, the Observer News Enterprise visited local people in the city of Newton to pose the question, “In honor or Martin Luther King Jr., what is your biggest dream?”

O-N-E Staff Reporter Jimmy Hilton asked this question to three people — Shannon Huffman, Zara Saine and William Rice — and took down their responses.

January 14th

BREAKING: Shields named next L-R football coach

January 14, 2014

Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced their 19th head football coach in the program’s history.

Ian Shields, previously the offensive coordinator for Army, takes the reigns of the Bears football program.

Shields replaces Mike Houston, who accepted the head coaching position at The Citadel last week.

BREAKING: Wreck on county line closes I-40

January 14, 2014

A single-car wreck Tuesday afternoon near the Catawba-Iredell county line closed Interstate 40 for approximately one hour.

The accident, involving a tan Cadillac, occurred heading westbound at mile marker 140.

Stephen Pate, 69, of Connelly Springs and Kernersville, drove the vehicle off the road, avoiding the guard rail, and collided with a tree.

January 13th

Boards approve Beam, Brown as head coaches

January 14, 2014

A couple of head football coaching positions at area high schools are filled as of Monday.

Former Burns coach Matt Beam will guide the Newton-Conover High School football program.

Beam was officially approved as a physical education teacher by the Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education at approximately 8:54 p.m. on Monday night.

Sheriff Reid appointed by McCrory to task force

January 14, 2014

Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid added another impressive mark to his resume on Monday.

Governor Pat McCrory appointed Reid and 22 other men to the North Carolina Statewide Impaired Driving Task Force.

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.

January 10th

Victoria Villas is changing its course

January 11, 2014

Victoria Villas is heading in a new direction.

No longer will they be an assisted living center, but instead a non-medical lodging or retirement center.

Owner and Manager Rita Robbins explained the switch, which is to help people who would have lost their benefits through the changes in Medicare and Medicaid.

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