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December 8th

County bids farewell to retiring Judge Kincaid

December 8, 2014

Retiring Superior Court Judge Timothy S. Kincaid, right, shakes hands with Superior Court Judge-elect Greg Hayes, left, at a celebration in honor of Kincaid’s service held Friday.

Seniors shake it in Newton

December 8, 2014

Thursday night seniors were dancing the night away at the Newton Recreation Center. Driving from as far away as Greensboro and Banner Elk, more than 60 adults came to fellowship to munch on finger foods and dance. Tunes from the band Shakedown ranged from KC & The Sunshine Band’s “Boogie Shoes” to “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 10 Amazing Parenting Ideas

December 8, 2014

VIDEO: Recap - Panthers beat Saints, 41-10

December 8, 2014

Daryl Johnston and Kenny Albert recap the Panthers win

December 5th

Fire Station construction ahead of schedule

December 5, 2014

After overcoming a rocky start in February, construction has blazed through on the new Newton Fire Headquarters on Brady Ave.

“As of right now, we’re a little ahead of schedule,” said Chief Kevin Yoder. “Our most current completion date is April 24.”

No need to be alarmed

December 5, 2014

Things could get a little quieter around Newton.

The Newton Fire Department's siren, which sits atop a pole across the street from the current fire station, was discussed during the Nov. 18 city council meeting.

December 4th

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Begins in February

December 4, 2014

Catawba County Cooperative Extension is seeking applicants for the Spring 2015 Master Gardener Volunteer Training. Being a Master Gardener Volunteer is a great way to share your love of gardening with others.

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

Christmas cheer for 31 years

December 4, 2014

“We just want people to come out and enjoy the parade,” said Claremont Christmas Parade Director Danny Hedrick.

This Saturday, the Claremont Christmas Parade will make its annual debut – after 31 years of Christmas cheer, the parade has become the longest running Christmas Parade in Catawba County.

Santa’s Forest

December 4, 2014

John Herter and his daughter have a family tradition each Christmas season. They go out into their field of tall, green Leyland cypress trees and cut down a fresh tree to decorate in their home — sometimes even two.

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

December 3rd

Fighting fire with iPads

December 3, 2014

If you hear the wail of a fire engine and see one of Newton’s bravest tapping at the screen of an iPad inside, take comfort in knowing the firefighter is using the tablet to gather valuable information to better respond to the call. Thanks in part to a grant from FM Global, the Newton Fire Department’s vehicles all will soon be equipped with an Apple iPad loaded with lifesaving technology

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