Archive - Feb 2014 - News Article
Newton-Conover City and Catawba County school systems are both closed for Thursday, Feb. 13 in lieu of inclement weather.
Both systems announced their closing around 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
Monday was a busy day at the Catawba County Board of Elections office with seven candidates filing for offices.
Of those seven names who filed, all represent the Republican party.
Three of the seven who filed on Monday were a trio of women running for Clerk of Superior Court.
After 34 years in office, Sen. Austin Allran announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2014.
Allran, who represents both Catawba and Alexander counties, is the senior member of the State Senate and ranks number-one in seniority among Republicans in both houses of the General Assembly.
On Saturday, March 29, the streets of Conover will be filled with runners helping to give back to their community.
At least this is the hope of State Trooper Kelly Stewart.
Stewart and other officers of Troop F worked together to organize last yearâ€™s Trooper 5K and Fun Run, which has now become an annual event.
Clifton Smith has been appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to fill Judge L. Suzanne Owsleyâ€™s remaining term in 25th Prosecutorial District.
The appointed of Smith was officially announced on Friday.
Smith has served as the chief assistant district attorney for the past three years and has worked as an assistant district attorney since 2006.
Sherry Edmonds Butler, a leader in both the cultural arts, education, and government spheres of Catawba County, has announced her candidacy for one of three seats on the county Board of Commissioners to be filled by voters in this yearâ€™s election.
This word and its correct spelling marked the end of Thursday's Catawba County Schools District Spelling Bee, with Jacobs Fork Middle School's Brandon Kaminski winning for the second year in a row.
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.
Veteran Newton attorney Scott Reilly announced from the steps of the 1924 Courthouse on Wednesday that he is running in the upcoming election to unseat 25th District Attorney James C. â€śJayâ€ť Gaither, Jr.
During his tenure, Reilly has worked as a prosecutor, assistant district attorney and a defense attorney.
James C. â€śJayâ€ť Gaither, Jr., current District Attorney of the 25th Prosecutorial District, was elected in November of 2002 and re-elected in 2006 and 2010.
Gaither confirmed to the O-N-E on Wednesday that he will be running for re-election. Filing begins Feb. 10.
The battle over an ordinance on yard sales has finally come to an end.
The vote on the proposed ordinance didnâ€™t change at last nightâ€™s Newton City Council meeting from last monthâ€™s rejected 4-3 vote.
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.