Archive - 2014 - News Article
About 50,000 thrill-seekers are expected to brave the darkened depths of Carowinds amusement park for Halloween this weekend. Each fall, the park stays open late on weekends throughout October for the Scarowinds Halloween Haunt.
500 monsters work in the various sections of the park to spook guests â and a few are from Newton.
Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office, SBI and DEA have been conducting an investigation on Dr. John Woodruff Kessel. The investigation is in reference to fraud elute drug prescriptions.
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.
A tiny, three-pound and nine-ounce gift was delivered earlier than expected on Aug. 17 to Casey and Tyler McKinney, of Conover. Their baby, Koltin, was born premature at Catawba Valley Medical Center.
âEverything went well with the pregnancy and the delivery was fine,â Casey said. âWe didnât have any reason to worry.â
Downtown Newton was filled with ghost and goblins Saturday evening for the Newton Halloween Spooktacular. Kids of all ages were treated to games and goodies as they trunk-or-treated and also had a costume contest.
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.
Dr. Bob Hart (bottom center) was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award Saturday during the Hart Square Festival. Dr. Hart is pictured with the Hart family-- son Eric Hart and his wife Margaret hart and their three kids, Robert, Abby and Rebecca Hart. Other son is Keith Hart and his wife Lisa Hart. Their son, Carson Hart.
Driving along the open road is one of Derrick Whittle, Sr.'s favorite pastimes. For the past 34 years, Whittle has been able to drive for a living as a professional truck driver.
Members of Cargo Transporters in Claremont received a special surprise on Friday afternoon when a young man in uniform showed up at the companyâs door.
âWe had no idea he was coming,â said Shawn Brown, vice president of safety for the company. âHe was just a local boy who felt moved and compelled to present us with this special flag.â
âThe last few weeks have been the most challenging I have experienced as your Mayor,â said Shawn Brown, mayor of Claremont as he opened up Thursdayâs special called city council meeting. âHowever, I do truly believe adversity and challenging situations make us better leaders.â
The agenda for the meeting listed only one item of business â a fire department discussion.
A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun, the Seattle