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January 28th, 2015

Green Room named top Community Theatre

January 28, 2015

The Green Room Community Theatre is receiving more than just rounds of applause for their work as they were named the Community Theatre of the Year by the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC).

Newton to focus on downtown development

January 28, 2015

61 communities in N.C. are dedicated as Main Street Communities by the N.C. Department of Commerce. To be designated, communities must have a population under 50,000 and commit to hiring a full-time downtown manager and fund and operate the Main Street Program. Newton was named a Main Street Community in 1990.

It’s official: Newton has Walmart on the map

January 28, 2015

“It is a Walmart Neighborhood Market,” Newton Assistant Planning Director Alex Fulbright said during Tuesday’s planning commission meeting.

January 27th

CAPC names new director

January 27, 2015

The Board of the Children's Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County has announced the hiring of Nancy Hughes as the agency's new executive director.

The public is invited to meet the new director at a reception to be held at 3-5 p.m. Feb. 12 at the CAPC, located at 1007 First Ave. South, Conover.

Startown P.E. Club

January 27, 2015

A troop of students from Startown Elementary, donning their bright, Tiger-orange gear, strolled into Abernethy Laurels on Friday morning for their first performance of the school year.

The students, members of the Startown P.E. Club, brought with them jump ropes of all sizes, pogo sticks and even unicycles.

Blaze burns Claremont business

January 27, 2015

A 50-year staple in the Claremont community stands charred after a weekend fire.

Around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, officials responded to Claremont Hardware and Farm Supply to find the building ablaze.

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.

January 23rd

Catawba County welcomes new Cooperative Extension

January 23, 2015

Dr. George Place II, 40, has been named Catawba County's new Cooperative Extension Director.

Place is originally from Kansas City, Mo., where he studied at the University of Missouri at Kansas City towards his Bachelor's of Science Degree in Plant Biological Studies and a Chemistry minor. Place then completed his studies and earned his degree from the University of New Mexico.

Flying in Catawba County

January 23, 2015

As unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) become more popular for photography and video uses and more easily accessible, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working to regulate their use in airspace across the country.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars

January 23, 2015

The latest 'Bad Lip Readings' video skewers many of the NFL's biggest stars with some unforgettable lines.

Pick up your FREE copy of the 2015 Catawba County Fact Book

January 23, 2015

Whether you are a life-long resident of Catawba County or someone who is new to the area, it is almost a guaranteed you will at some point need access to pertinent information and phone numbers for the county.
The Observer News Enterprise’s 2015 Fact Book is your one-stop shop for all the information which is germane to your journey through Catawba County.

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