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November 12th

Veteran’s Day Events

November 12, 2014

Hickory Post 48 2nd Vice Commander Levi Helton gets a serving of barbecue for lunch with help from Gayle Norris during the 10th annual Veterans Day meal at the Catawba County Government Center in Newton.

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.

‘Heading’ to state finals

November 12, 2014

Newton-Conover’s Greyson Frye, heads a ball during Tuesday’s 2A West Region final against Franklin. The Red Devils and Fred T. Foard soccer teams advance to the state finals with victories on Tuesday.

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.

Period of Purple Crying

November 12, 2014

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), is a form of intentional injury to infants and children who suffer violent shaking, with or without impact on a hard surface. About 25 percent of clinically diagnosed infants die and approximately 80 percent of survivors suffer lifelong neurological damage, according to statistics cited by Catawba County's Children's Advocacy and Protection Center.

November 11th

Pedestrian dead after two-vehicle accident

November 11, 2014

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, a pedestrian walking down Kool Park Road in Hickory was struck by two vehicles, according to NC Highway Patrol.

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.

Catawba’s Vet Celebration

November 11, 2014

The Town of Catawba celebrated Veterans Day early on Saturday with a parade through downtown and other activities.

Meeting a veteran at North Newton

November 11, 2014

When Lawrence Evans, of Newton, was only 17, he fibbed his age to enlist in the Army National Guard. After spending three years with the Guard, Evans enlisted with the Navy alongside his three brothers — Earl, Louis and Kenny.

Evans’ job quickly moved from the sea to the air as he worked with a team of pilots to keep an eye out for enemy submarines.

November 7th

Maiden woman arrested on drug charges after chase

November 7, 2014

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics investigators arrested a Maiden woman Thursday on drug charges following surveillance and a brief vehicle chase, according to a released distributed by the Sheriff’s Office.

Preventing fires on a budget

November 7, 2014

According to Chief Bart Travis, Lt. Ray Ball stops more fires than any other member of the Claremont Fire Department — by preventing them.

Ball serves as the Fire Prevention Officer and oversees everything the department does involving safety education.

November 6th

County, state election results

November 6, 2014

Polls across the state closed Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., marking the close of the election and leaving candidates and citizens alike on the edge of their seats awaiting results. Despite a few technical difficulties with the State Board of Elections' reporting website, all precincts had been tallied and recorded by about 11 p.m.

Record breaking turnout across county, state

November 6, 2014

North Carolina voters set record numbers on Election Day this year. Midterm voter participation reached an all-time high with 43.99 percent of registered voters casting their ballot.

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