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August 19th

Odom indicted with three felonies

August 19, 2014

The 18 member Catawba County Grand Jury met Monday morning and handed down an indictment for the alleged killer in the Maggie Daniels case.
The indictment of Sharman Howard Odom, also known as Sherman Howard Odom, of Newton, includes three felony charges —murder, first degree sexual offense, and first degree kidnapping.

August 18th

Tractor Trailer T-boned

August 18, 2014

No injuries were reporter after an SUV exiting BB&T parking lot in downtown Newton struck a tractor trailer heading West on West A Street Friday morning. Newton Police responded to the scene along with Newton fire and EMS.

Claremont Spec Building nears completion

August 18, 2014

The Claremont Spec Building in the Claremont International Business Park is only weeks away from completion but has already been shown to prospective companies several times. A partnership between Catawba County, the City of Claremont, the EDC’s Committee of 100 and Matthews Construction broke ground on the 51,200 sf speculative building on March 17th.

Cycle Challenge

August 18, 2014

The Carolina Cycle Challenge (CCC) will be hosting its second annual bike riding event to benefit the fight against pediatric cancer on Sunday, October 5, 2014. Taking over from Brett's Ride, the CCC is sponsored by all of the Rotary Clubs in the area.

August 15th

Residents at risk for record service scam

August 15, 2014

Some Catawba County residents have recieved letters about their property information that has Donna Spencer, Register of Deeds, concerned.

The letters, distributed by Record Transfer Services, ask property owners to pay a document fee of $83 to receive their property deeds.

Celebrating

August 15, 2014

The porch swings in front of each tent at Balls Creek Campground are the center pieces for family discussion and a meeting place for family and friends to get together.

August 14th

Conover native singing solo at Soldiers

August 14, 2014

Jonathan Birchfield, a Conover native and Newton-Conover High School alum, will be making his way to Newton to perform at this year's 125 Soldiers Reunion.

Birchfield will open for the Confederate Railroad on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. This will be Birchfield's first time in 25 years that he will be making his way back home for Soldiers Reunion and his first time performing at the event.

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..

The Newton-Conover football team broke a tie for sixth place in the latest Associated Press prep...
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Fred T....
Quote Steve Smith, nevermore. Six months after being released by the Carolina Panthers, Smith...

 

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