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August 6th

Reunion “Cruisin’ & Car Show”

August 6, 2014

Classic cars, good music, fellowship, and fun – these are common at the annual Soldiers Reunion “Cruisin’ & Car Show” scheduled for the afternoon and evening of Sunday, August 17. The event officially kicks off the 125th Annual Soldiers Reunion celebration.

National Night Out in Conover

August 6, 2014

Concordia Lutheran Church in Conover was the site for the 17th annual National Night Out in Conover on Tuesday.

The program is designed to draw community support for law enforcement throughout the nation. For the past 15 years the Conover Police Department has won national awards for participating in “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”

Social profile of accused killer

August 6, 2014

Five weeks and 3,000 investigative man hours after Discovery High School Counselor Maggie Daniels was strangled to death in her Newton apartment, a neighbor has been arrested and accused of committing the crime.

That neighbor is Sharman Odom.

August 2nd

BREAKING: Daniels' murder suspect is arrested

August 2, 2014

The man accused of murdering Maggie Daniels is in custody.

Sharman Howard Odom was arrested on Saturday afternoon in Winston-Salem while visiting relatives in the area.

The Newton Police Department sent out a release at 12:52 p.m. Saturday saying that an arrest warrant for Odom had been obtained on Friday, Aug. 1.

August 1st

VIDEO: Still no vote Thursday afternoon on NC budget

August 1, 2014

State lawmakers on Thursday are just hours away from an expected vote to approve the first version of the budget this short session that's expected to go to the governor's desk.

July 31st

VIDEO: Viewer Reaction: Sharknado 2

July 31, 2014

July 30th

‘When Camp Meeting starts, the world stops’

July 30, 2014

"I attended my first Camp Meeting in 1929," said Jimmie Gantt, 87, as he sat down on the back porch of his neighbors "tent."

The "tents" that campers refer to are cabin-like structures connected in rows throughout the Balls Creek Campground.

July 29th

Apartment searched in connection with Daniels murder

July 29, 2014

More than a month after local school counselor Maggie Daniels was murdered in her Newton apartment, police have secured search warrants for an apartment in Windsor Apartments, where Daniels was murdered.

July 28th

VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see owner

July 28, 2014

July 25th

Southside Showcase

July 25, 2014

Start your engines! The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Motorcycle, Truck & Car Show Classic at Southside Park on Saturday, July 26.

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.

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