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May 5th

A special day for special athletes

May 5, 2014

Raymond Jennings of North Newton Elementary School reaches for the sky during his long jump attempt at Friday’s Special Olympic games at Newton-Conover High School. See more photos on page 10.

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

Finding his everest

May 5, 2014

On Friday, April 17 tragedy echoed across Mount Everest.

Nepali Sherpas were repairing a ladder at about a 20,000 foot altitude when an avalanche came crumbling down, claiming the lives of 16. 13 bodies were recovered.

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

May 2nd

Movie magic made in Newton

May 2, 2014

Actor Edward Norton's transformation from man to monster in "The Incredible Hulk" took months of work compared to the minutes displayed on the big screen. A Newton artist had a hand in creating that movie magic, along with 20 other well-known films.

May 1st

National Day of Prayer in Claremont

May 1, 2014

Approximately 30 people gathered around the flagpole outside the Claremont City Hall Thursday morning to celebrate and honor National Day of Prayer.

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.

Firefighter Mayday

May 1, 2014

Mayday! Mayday! Fireman trapped!”

That was the chatter that filled the airwaves over the Newton Fire Department's communication channels Wednesday morning.

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.

April 30th

Thunderstorms bring tornado threat to county

April 30, 2014

A system of thunderstorms hit Catawba County this week, with threats of heavy rain, wind, hail, and potential tornados on Tuesday and Wednesday.

April 29th

Keeping the streets tidy in Newton

April 29, 2014

There are around 20 trash cans scattered across eight city blocks of Newton which are maintained on a weekly basis. But the individuals who are responsible changing out these garbage bags are not employees of Newton's Department of Public Works. In fact, they are not City of Newton employees at all.

These important duties are performed by individuals of RHA Health Services in Newton.

Wreck on N. Main Ave.

April 29, 2014

A man driving a burgundy sedan was hospitalized after striking a telephone pole on N. Main Ave. just after 10 a.m. on Monday.

The driver, Timothy Dale Cochran, 49, was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center with what appeared to be minor injuries and disorientation, according to Newton Police.

April 28th

Crafting a new future in innovation

April 28, 2014

"We recognize that in our community we know how to craft, we know how to build, we know how to create, and we know how to, therefore, innovate," said Debbie Shannon, director and program manager for Innovate Catawba. "It's just another word for all of those things put together."

April 24th

Early voting starts today

April 24, 2014

Catawbans begin the 2014 election cycle with early voting in the party primaries that begins today and extends for almost a week and a half.  Voters here will have the opportunity to participate in a trend in the balloting process:

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