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February 26th, 2014
Katherine â€śKittyâ€ť Barnes announced Wednesday that she will seek another term as a Catawba County Commissioner.
In her 28 years of public service, Barnes has been a member of both the Catawba County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education. She has been a strong advocate for Catawba County citizens at the regional, state and federal levels of government.
For a soldier far from home, a simple letter can be an impactful thing. Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, which includes troops from western NC to the piedmont region, are working to send troops even more.
Operation Sweet Treat is a council-wide service project partnered with NCPacks4Patriots to send Girl Scout Cookies to military servicemen and women.
Twenty-Fifth District Court Judge Robert A. Mullinax, Jr. of Newton has filed with the North Carolina State Board of Elections in Raleigh to seek re-election to his District Court judgeship when voters go to the polls during the 2014 election cycle.
The local native has served on the bench of the judicial district serving Catawba, Burke and Caldwell counties since 2009.
There is sophisticated scam that is sweeping the country, including residents in Catawba County.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reporting that scammers re calling people across the United States and claiming to be from the IRS.
Students at Bunker Hill High School were treated on Thursday to a special attraction that could help them build and shape their futures.
For most people, writing down a note or making a grocery list is just an ordinary task, but for someone who is visually impaired, the process is much more involved.
Braille is a form of writing used by blind and visually impaired people that enables them to write through touch and requires special typewriters.
A cheerful breakfast around the table with a close group of friends can get serious very quickly at the Newton Fire Department. The eggs and bacon have to be put on hold at the sound of the siren.
â€śWe come in, we pick at one another and we have a good time, but when the pager goes off, everything changes,â€ť said Captain Jackie Lail. â€śItâ€™s time to put our game face on.â€ť
With a goal of serving as a citizen legislator, Hickory native Joe Fox launched his election campaign for the North Carolina House of Representatives District 96 seat.
He seeks the Republican nomination in the May 6 primary.
Newton Police and Fire departments responded to an accident on Hwy 10 at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday.
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.
Newton City Council's retreat has been anything, but a vacation.
The council was on retreat starting on Monday and ending today, discussing new ways to improve the city.
During the retreat, the council held its regularly scheduled meeting at a not-so familiar location â€” the Newton Expo.