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February 19th

Newton Fire Department does more than save lives

February 19, 2014

A cheerful breakfast around the table with a close group of friends can get serious very quickly at the Newton Fire Department. The eggs and bacon have to be put on hold at the sound of the siren.

“We come in, we pick at one another and we have a good time, but when the pager goes off, everything changes,” said Captain Jackie Lail. “It’s time to put our game face on.”

Fox files for N.C. House’s 96th District seat

February 19, 2014

With a goal of serving as a citizen legislator, Hickory native Joe Fox launched his election campaign for the North Carolina House of Representatives District 96 seat.

He seeks the Republican nomination in the May 6 primary.

February 18th

Two-car crash ends with woman in hospital

February 18, 2014

Newton Police and Fire departments responded to an accident on Hwy 10 at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday.

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Council approves grant agreement, contingency fund

February 18, 2014

Newton City Council's retreat has been anything, but a vacation.

The council was on retreat starting on Monday and ending today, discussing new ways to improve the city.

During the retreat, the council held its regularly scheduled meeting at a not-so familiar location — the Newton Expo.

February 17th

Local author describes her childhood accounts

February 17, 2014

Newton native Becky McRee is home again and is married to a high school classmate. But during the years since their 1961 graduation, she lived in one of the world’s bloodiest war zones as the daughter-in-law of a Moslem sheikh and traveled the globe repeatedly.

Coulter appointed to replace Loudermelt

February 17, 2014

The Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education appointed a brand new member on Monday night.

The Board appointed Bernard Coulter to the vacant seat left by Scott Loudermelt, who resigned on Jan. 24 after serving for 10 years.

February 14th

Clifton Smith officially sworn as district court judge

February 14, 2014

The Honorable Clifton H. Smith was appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to fill the seat of the retiring 25th District Court Judge Suzanne Owsley.

Smith was sworn in by Chief District Court Judge Robert Brady in a ceremony on Friday at the 1924 Courthouse in Newton.

New Newton fire station breaks new ground

February 14, 2014

Not even the snow and ice could put out the fire in Newton.

City officials, along with the police and fire department personnel, were in attendance for Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new fire station headquarters.

David Learner to make district attorney run

February 14, 2014

Attorney David Learner has filed in Raleigh with the State Board of Elections as a candidate for District Attorney for Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba counties.

Known throughout the local criminal justice system, Learner has been a prosecutor and a trial attorney who has earned a reputation for honesty and integrity.

February 12th

BREAKING: States of emergency announced in area

February 12, 2014

Both Catawba County and the city of Conover have issued States of Emergency following winter weather in the area.

Katherine "Kitty: Barnes, chair of the Catawba County Board of Commissioners, issued a State of Emergency for Catawba County as of 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

The city of Conover followed suit, declaring a State of Emergency as of 2:22pm on Wednesday.

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