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January 6th

Dale Jarrett honored by his hometown with key

January 6, 2014

Dale Jarrett was born and raised in Conover and is a proud resident of the community today.

“It makes me proud to know that people that I have known and went to school with are still taking care of this great community that we have,” Jarrett said at Monday night’s Conover City Council meeting. “I’m proud to still be a resident here.”

Jeremy Mayfield pleads guilty, is sentenced

January 6, 2014

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was convicted in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court on Monday.

The 44-year-old Mayfield pled guilty to two counts of possession of stolen goods and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

January 3rd

Moore Brothers Band playing Conover benefit concert

January 3, 2014

Three local boys have gotten in touch with their soulful side. They travel the country performing bluegrass music as The Moore Brothers Band.

The bandy consists of 15-year-old Jacob Moore, who is the banjo, mandalin and fiddle player; 11-year-old Isaac Moore, who plays guitar; and 19-year-old Daniel Perry, who plays the doghouse bass (double bass) and sings vocals.

Catawba man arrested in Denver vehicle theft

January 3, 2014

A Catawba man has been arrested in connection with the theft of a truck.

Stephen Daniel Sherrill, 27, of 1610 Loftin Drive in Catawba, was charged with two felony counts of Possession of Stolen Goods.

Man severly wounded following New Year's explosion

January 3, 2014

A man was seriously injured early New Year's Day when a black powder homemade cannon exploded in his face.

Lincoln County deputies responded to a residence in the 2300 block of Keener Road at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday where paramedics and firefighters were on the scene treating the patient.

Trio of firefighters retire after 30 years of service

January 3, 2014

Three Hickory Firefighters are retiring after 30 years of service. Ronnie Thick, Dwayne Starnes and Brent Stine have worked their way up through the ranks to now retire with multiple levels of training.

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.

Staying alert on smoke detectors

January 3, 2014

A fire breaks out in your home while you’re in bed.

How will you realize there is a fire in the home? Would it be through the smell of smoke or the sound of smoke detector going off?

Through the “Get Alarmed North Carolina” grant, the Newton Fire Department can go into people’s homes and test for the smoke and COD detectors.

January 2nd

Claremont a ‘Hidden Gem’

January 2, 2014

One of Catawba County’s best-kept secrets has been nationally recognized as a “diamond in the rough.”

Claremont was chosen as a “Hidden Gem of America” on a recent episode of the television show, “Communities of Distinction with Terry Bradshaw.”

Casey Clark Playing For The People

January 2, 2014

County native Casey Clark, 28, is chasing his dreams all the way to “Music City.”

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