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August 14th

A new foundation

August 14, 2014

The brand new home of the South Newton Tigers is ready for the start of the school year? almost.

Construction is wrapping up with the exception of landscaping and teachers and staff have begun to move into their new building.

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.

August 13th

Amber needs a good home

August 13, 2014

Dog name: Amber

Description: female, 1 year 8 months, yellow, Labrador Retriever mix

Jack ReVelle speaking at History Museum

August 13, 2014

Jack ReVelle knows how close North Carolina came to being transformed by a mushroom cloud into a radioactive wasteland from the 1961 Broken Arrow incident in the sky near Goldsboro. ReVelle was the young Air Force weapons disposal special..

Carving culture in the Catawba Valley

August 13, 2014

The making of sculptures in wood has been practiced around the world for many years and has maintained an important element of art history in many cultures. Woodcarvers are artists that let their expression shine through the different sculptures and intricate details they make.

Geocaching in Catawba County

August 13, 2014

Modern-day treasure hunters are sweeping across Catawba County, looking for items ranging from earrings and gift cards to tiny pieces of paper where they add their names to a list.

August 11th

Special Reunion Speaker

August 11, 2014

An Army officer whose family ties to Catawba County are strong and bonding and whose current post is special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, will be the principal speaker for the 125th annual Soldiers Reunion on Thursday, August 21. Speaking at the 4 p.m.

Parade of Cans

August 11, 2014

In the midst of this years Soldiers Reunion parade and festivities The Corner Table soup kitchen will be having their second annual “Parade of Cans” food drive.

Jim Graham, one of the Stockroom volunteers, is the founder of the big idea for the Parade of Cans event and is so happy with how this idea has blossomed into helping the Newton community.

Newton turns a new ‘Leaf’

August 11, 2014

Nissan Leaf owners Jayne and Shuford Abernethy, of Conover, love the newest addition to their garage. Their white car is all electric and virtually silent driving down the streets of Catawba County. A little tune plays after the orange start button is pushed, instead of the usual cranking of a gasoline car.

August 8th

Churches United

August 8, 2014

The Friendship United Methodist Church of Newton celebrated their First Annual Community Unity event on Wednesday night where different churches from across the county, state or nation attended. The furthest group traveled from Maryland.

Soldiers to get shakin’

August 8, 2014

The Fantastic Shakers popular Carolina beach music band will highlight the annual beach music program on Courthouse Square in Newton as part of the 125th annual Soldiers Reunion patriotic festival. The event, free to the public, is set for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19.

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