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February 23rd, 2015

Jake... from State Beta’

February 23, 2015

Maiden High School is know for its leaders.

Jake Harris, 18, of Maiden High was recently elected N.C.State Beta Club President.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

‘Nothing like it in Catawba County’

February 23, 2015

Sharon Rashidi, of Newton, is excitedly awaiting the day that bricks begin to form the facade of the future home of her business, Perfect Workout.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Fire guts Lake Norman home

February 23, 2015

A large fire destroyed a 3,000-square-foot home on Peninsula Lane in the Sherrills Ford area of Catawba County just before 11 a.m. on Friday.

First units on the scene found heavy smoke and flames coming from the structure, according to Sherrills Ford – Terrell Fire & Rescue Chief Rick Davis.

February 20th

Postal truck hits old post office

February 20, 2015

The marquee in front of the Old Post Office Playhouse in Newton suffered slight damage after a United States postal truck was clipped by a passenger truck on Wednesday afternoon.

The passenger truck, driven by Richard Coleman of Mooresville, was traveling east on E. A Street when he ran a red light, according to police reports. Coleman’s truck clipped the rear of the postal truck.

‘Legacy of Accomplishments’

February 20, 2015

Word spread quickly about the passing of long-time elected official Cass Ballenger on Wednesday.

Serving at local, state and federal levels, within 38 consecutive years in elected office, Ballenger never lost an election.

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February 20, 2015

February 19th

Former Senator Cass Ballenger passes

February 19, 2015

Former U.S. Representative Thomas Cass Ballenger, 88, passed away on February 18, 2015 in his hometown of Hickory, NC.

Ballenger represented the 10th Congressional District of North Carolina from 1986-2005. He was also the founder and former Chairman of the Board of Plastic Packaging, Inc., a manufacturing company with plants in Hickory and Forest City, NC.

Conover, Newton make ‘best of’ list

February 19, 2015

Recently, NerdWallet — a popular personal finance website — published a study ranking the best cities for young families within the state.
Conover, Newton and Hickory were among the ranks.

The study ranked a total of 123 places. The rankings were based on a set of five criteria that contributed to the overall "young family score."

More snow, more dough

February 19, 2015

Frozen roads and snow flurries proved to be an essential ingredient in Pizza sales across Catawba County during the storms earlier this week.

"When the white stuff starts coming down, business starts coming in," said Papa John's of Newton Manager Josh Knight.

Winter weather not quite over

February 19, 2015

The first winter storm of the year stalled traffic and closed schools in Catawba County Monday afternoon and throughout the day on Tuesday.

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