Archive - 2014 - News Article
Taxes are dropping for corporations and people, though taxi drivers and movie-makers are losing preferential breaks. Hunting and fishing licenses are locked into a future of low rate increases. Military veterans and their spouses may find it easier to put previous skills to work.
Retired Lincoln County newspaper publisher Ken Fortenberry will run as a Libertarian candidate for governor of North Carolina in 2016 on a platform that calls for an end to the War on Drugs, lowering the stateâ€™s legal drinking age to 18 and cutting state income taxes.
On Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m., the Green Room Community Theater stage will light up with an array of talent for the semi-final round of the â€śSo You Think Youâ€™ve Got Talent?â€ť Competition.
20 acts, including, singers, dancers and even magicians, will be competing for 10 spots in the final round on Jan. 16.
Conover Police Chief Steve Brewer remembers the friendly face of the officer who always worked the crossing guard at Concordia Christian Day School when he was a student there.
To read more of this story, pick up the new year's print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
There's a new â€śgreat bambinoâ€ť in town.
After 30 years of working in an authentic italian pizzeria in New York, Dimas Chavez has made his way to North Carolina to share the taste of his famous pies.
In October of 2013, Chavez met the love of his life on Facebook â€“ Francisca Tapia.
Jeffrey Tucker, the convicted felon who sparked the manhunt in Maiden on the night of Thursday, Dec. 18 was arrested earlier this week.
Tucker was wanted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for a firearms violation, according to multiple sources.
At approximately 2 p.m. on Monday, a truck carrying a septic tank veered off the roadway while traveling on Providence Mill Road near Maiden. The truck first struck a wooden fence, followed by a power pole and then came to rest on an embankment several yards from the first impact.
Allegations of sexual assault on a minor at the first of this year have resulted in an arrest.
Daniel Richard Tutty, 43, of Newton, was arrested and charged with statutory rape/sexual offense of a 13, 14 or 15 year old by a defendant six years older on Dec. 23.
The familiar smell of popcorn and excited whispers of movie-goers filled the air at the State Cinema in Newton once again for their re-opening on Saturday, Dec. 27.
The theater, which has been a part of downtown Newton since 1937, abruptly closed its doors on Oct. 16.
Collin Barrettâ€™s class at University Christian High School organized an Angel Tree to benefit the Humane Society of Catawba County. Students from the class dropped off food, blankets and a stack of gift cards for any future urgent needs to the shelters on the Friday before Christmas.