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March 7th

Winter weather on Friday leads to wrecks

March 8, 2014

Yet another winter storm hit Catawba County on Friday. While the precipitation didn’t reach as high as previous storms, the impact was still felt  on the roads. 

Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said that a total of 56 accidents were reported as of late afternoon Friday.

Fourteen of those resulted in injuries but none of them were serious.

BREAKING: School systems closed Friday

March 7, 2014

Due to weather that arrived late Thursday and continued into the morning hours, all three school systems in Catawba County are closed on Friday.

Newton-Conover City, Catawba County and Hickory Public schools all announced their closings on Friday morning. There is an optional teacher work day for all three systems on Friday, as well.

March 6th

The city of Claremont gets 'Fired Up'

March 6, 2014

The city of Claremont is about to get a hot new makeover by its very own citizens.

The city has designated six to eight fire hydrants in the downtown area to be reimagined into pieces of community artwork.

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.

March 5th

Meet the Single Stream Recycling Machine

March 6, 2014

Within the city of Conover lies a sleeping giant that’s ready to be awakened.

Since October 2013, the Republic Recycling Service in Conover has been recently building what they call a Single Stream Machine.

The machine itself stands as tall as the recycling facility it’s stored in.

March 4th

eUtilities service is presenting by Newton Council

March 4, 2014

A new way to pay your utilities bill was featured in last nights Newton City Council meeting.

March 3rd

Conover Fire Department grant approved

March 4, 2014

Conover Fire Department will soon start the hiring process for three new full-time positions made available by a SAFER grant awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Department of Homeland Security.

Conover City Council approved this grant and the addition of these positions at their Monday night meeting.

February 28th

Conover City Council meeting on Monday

February 28, 2014

Pending City Council approval, the Conover Fire Department has been awarded a two-year grant for $226,434. The grant is a SAFER grant awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security which will provide the salary and benefits for three full-time firefighter positions for the two-year span.

Duncan replaces Brewer as BOE director

February 28, 2014

Amanda Duncan, a Catawba County native who has worked in the Catawba County Elections Office since 2007, has been appointed by the Catawba County Board of Elections to serve as the county’s new Director of Elections. 

Duncan, who will start her new duties on March 3, succeeds Larry Brewer, who retired on Feb. 28 after serving as Director of Elections since April 2000.

February 27th

Business brought together at 2nd Annual meeting

February 27, 2014

The past, present and future of Newton’s business sector was showcased on Thursday at the Old Post Office Playhouse as part of the 2nd Annual Newton Business Meeting.

A total of 59 businesses at the event were honored and recognized. Each business was presented with a special certificate honoring them for being a part of the Newton community.

February 26th

CVCC to name new school mascot

February 26, 2014

Catawba Valley Community College announced the “Our School, Our Brand” campaign this week in which a new mascot will be selected to represent CVCC.

The new brand at CVCC looks to embody all of the past and future success of CVCC and the Catawba Valley area through the naming of a new mascot.

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