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June 2nd

Wesley’s Tavern scorched by fire

June 2, 2014

At 4:54 Friday morning, Hickory firefighters responded to a reported fire located at 1095 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE. (Wesley’s Tavern). Upon arrival at 04:57, firefighters reported fire coming from the roof of the building. A second alarm was called to respond additional units to assist with the incident.

Empowered in purple

June 2, 2014

A woman with dark hair. A man with white hair. A young woman with not much hair at all. All of these people, despite their many differences, had one thing in common as they joined together to walk at Friday night's Relay for Life.

These people are survivors, and they are walking to celebrate their lives, remember those who lost the fight, and inspire others still going through the battle.

May 30th

Purple Couch

May 30, 2014

Lights, Camera, Action.
The theme for the 2014 Catawba County Relay for Life became quite literal as a local film crew volunteered their time to produce a special something for the cause.

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.

‘¿Cómo se dice adventura?’

May 30, 2014

A few local girls will be tubing down the Amarillo River in a few weeks, after they pack their bags and head to Costa Rica this weekend. The students will become acquainted with the spanish language and most likely the phrase, "¿Cómo se dice?" — which means "How do you say...?"

Butter My Biscuits

May 30, 2014

Downtown Newtown will be filled with the smell of warm, buttery, southern biscuits on June 5.

Newton is home to Renwood Mills, makers of Southern Biscuit flour, and the company will be sponsoring its annual Southern Biscuit Day on June 5 in the Historic Courthouse Square in downtown Newton, from 7 a.m. until noon.

May 29th

Honoring Survivors

May 29, 2014

Paparazzi cameras flashed as local celebrities entered the doors of the Tarlton Complex at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC).

These celebrities haven't been in movies or television, aren't models for magazines, they are survivors — cancer survivors.

Newton City Council heading home

May 29, 2014

Newton City Council will be heading back home for their next meeting on Tuesday, June 3.

The Council Chambers for the city of Newton have been renovated for the first time since they were built in 1976.

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.

May 28th

Newton’s Fire Department now pulling double-duty as first responders

May 28, 2014

The citizens of Newton are now relying on the fire department more than just putting out fires.

The Newton City Council approved back in March for the fire department to be included as a first responder for medical calls within the city limits.

Seniors workout with Silver Sneakers

May 28, 2014

Seniors in Newton have a new place they can go workout.

The Perfect Workout, located in downtown, was recently accredited as a Healthway Silver Sneaker Fitness location.

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.

'Be Careful'

May 28, 2014

"Be careful," Charles Laney, owner of Laney Airport in Maiden, said to James Thomas as he headed towards his home-built aircraft on Sunday.

Laney said that Thomas kept his plane there at the airport and was a regular of their small business.

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