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May 13th

Honoring Nunnery

May 13, 2014

The Louis Nunnery School of Ballet is getting ready for their big performance.

The School will perform The Prince and the Mermaid May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Old Rock School Auditorium in Valdese.

Gretchen Wilson, instructor at the school, said the students have been working hard to get ready for their performance.

Shots fired at home in Newton

May 13, 2014

A busted window remains after law enforcement used gas to force a couple out of their home after responding to shots fired at 927 Della Lane in Newton on Sunday night.

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.

There she blows

May 13, 2014

Newton firefighters Jarrin Tucker and Dylan Jolly check water pressure on a fire hydrant Monday morning as part of the annual fire hydrant maintenance and testing. The Fire Department will be concentrating on the fire hydrants in the northwest quadrant (north of A Street and west of Main Avenue) for the next several weeks.

May 12th

Classic cars convene around courthouse

May 12, 2014

Hotrods and classic rides will fill the streets of downtown Newton on Saturday, May 17 as two car-lover events come to town.

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.

Roc’N and ready for business

May 12, 2014

Roc’N Oven may be a new business, but owner Kevin Baier knows what it takes to be successful in this industry. For Baier, he is his own boss.

“I didn’t want to work corporate America,” he said. “I wanted to be self-employed.”

'My little best friend'

May 12, 2014

"Come on Mama, you can do it," Laney Clark said as she encouraged her mom through the end of the Susan G. Komen race last year.

Laney's mother Erin, 36, was diagnosed with breast cancer March 2012 — and re-diagnosed this year.

May 9th

A Lifetime of Baseball

May 9, 2014

80 years of history and 57 years of marriage have been tied together with red laces for one local couple.

"I never thought I'd own a baseball team," said Luther Beaver, part owner of the Hickory Crawdads. "When it came time to make a living, baseball had to take a backseat."

Caring for a special population

May 9, 2014

Catawba County Meals on Wheels delivers meals to more than 260 homebound seniors each day.

One Social Services employee finds that job to be the most rewarding she's ever had.

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.

Smoking ordinance makes city healthier

May 9, 2014

Catawba County wants you to bud out that cigarette.

The county is encouraging its cities and towns to promote a healthier lifestyle. One way they’re doing this is by having the cities and towns to create tobacco free areas.

“Catawba County Public Health has long supported tobacco-free initiatives to promote health and has maintained a tobacco-free health department since 2005.

May 8th

Stars of Startown

May 8, 2014

Startown Elementary School third-grade students Carly Rojzman and Joey Grimes take a quiz on bone structure and human anatomy during Wednesday’s class. See more photos from Startown Elementary on page 8.

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.

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