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January 30th

BREAKING: Schools operating on a delay Friday

January 31, 2014

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.

100 percent of child sex offense cases prosecuted

January 31, 2014

CONOVER — Twenty-seven sex offenders who preyed upon local children were successfully prosecuted in 2013, thanks to the work of the Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County, local law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office.

Anonymous tip leads to Newton drug arrest

January 31, 2014

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 Sheriff’s Office, a probation officer and narcotics investigators searched the property of 33-year-old George Andrew Singer, of 2669 Claremont Road.

January 29th

Winter weather wreaks havoc, causes wrecks

January 29, 2014

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.

Phone scam targeting Maiden residents

January 29, 2014

The Maiden Police Department is on the lookout for phone scammers targeting its town’s citizens.

Electric and Utility customers in Maiden have been receiving phone calls from toll free “1-800” numbers pretending to be a representative from the town.

BREAKING NEWS: Schools closed again Thursday

January 29, 2014

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.

Dale Jarrett joins father in the NASCAR Hall tonight

January 29, 2014

Success often comes for those who wait.

That certainly can be said of Dale Jarrett, who didn’t reach the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series until age 30 and waited another four years for his first victory.

Conover Police help in catching Michigan man

January 29, 2014

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.

January 28th

BREAKING: CCS, NCCS closed on Wednesday

January 28, 2014

Catawba County Schools and Newton-Conover City Schools have both announced they will be closed on Wednesday.

Hickory Public Schools will also be closed.

For further updates on school delays and cancellations, be sure to visit observernewsonline.com.

January 24th

Residents asked to provide their thoughts, ideas

January 25, 2014

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) wants to hear from you regarding their transportation priorities as part of an effort to implement the state’s new law.

Madi Story went out a winner Monday night during the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West...
In a game that included five ejections, the Catawba County Hornets defeated the rival Carolina...
A native of the state of Washington, Marvin Williams is returning to his North Carolina roots. The...

 

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