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July 7th

DA’s race is heating up

July 7, 2014

The race for District Attorney has heated up with early voting starting for the July 15 second primary.

In the 25th Prosecutorial District, incumbent Jay Gaither is running for his fourth term as the District Attorney for Catawba, Burke and Caldwell counties.

Gaither, a native of Newton, feels his 12 years of experience as District Attorney makes him the most qualified for the position.

He fought for freedom

July 7, 2014

For many veterans, war memories can be triggered by the sounds of helicopters and sirens which bring back vivid recollections of what happened during their service.

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

Nomadic fireworks

July 7, 2014

Explosives are one of the family business for Matt and Vicki Hulbert. What is more American than fireworks on the Fourth of July? Since their youngest son left home to start his next chapter of his life, the Hulbert's have been supplying families across the country with either fireworks, Christmas trees, or supplying maps for state parks for the past three years.

Patriotic Perspective

July 7, 2014

The Stars and Stripes of the American Flag wave to citizens of Newton from above the O-N-E office as we celebrate Independence Day.

July 3rd

All knotted up at one apiece

July 3, 2014

Hickory Post 48’s Jordan Eckard celebrates with teammate Cameron Chapman after scoring in Wednesday’s Area IV playoff game against Alexander County. Hickory won, 10-7, to tie the series, 1-1.

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.

County Floods, One Year Later

July 3, 2014

"I remember it was a heavy, intense, unrelenting rain," said Newton City Manager Todd Clark about the July 2013 floods in Catawba County. "We had a swift water rescue here in Newton after a gentlemen was washed off a bridge. He was rescued, but it was very terrifying for him.

July 2nd

Hard work pays off for VFW

July 2, 2014

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5305 of Newton has received a high honor — the All-State Team Award. The award is given in recognition of their hard work within the community.

"The District is made up of eight hard working posts that help out veterans, community, active duty members and their families," said Larry Teague, senior vice of District 14.

Safety and Fireworks

July 2, 2014

Summer is here and it is time for the Fourth of July holiday. For many people, this holiday means food, fun, and fireworks. Yes, fireworks can be fun; but they also can be very dangerous. To keep this holiday from turning into a tragedy, the Hickory Fire Department offers these safety precautions.

Newton homicide investigation continues

July 2, 2014

The investigation continues into the murder of Newton-Conover City Schools teacher Margaret “Maggie” Daniels.

Newton Police Chief Don Brown said Tuesday evening that a roundtable discussion involving police, investigators, and the District Attorney had occurred to talk about the incident.

July 1st

Largest county fire and rescue grant awarded

July 1, 2014

Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) has announced $1,777,320 in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant to local fire departments in the Tenth Congressional District.

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.

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