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January 8th, 2014

Newton City Council left with unfinished business

January 9, 2014

Tuesday night’s Newton City Council meeting saw the passing of three new ordinances, but it also left the council with one ruling left undecided on the table.

The city council decided to postpone a proposed ordinance that would have restrict yard sales. The ordinance would allow Newton residents to have three yard sales per year and each sale could only last within a 24-hour period.

Lenoir-Rhyne's Mike Houston bids adieu to program

January 9, 2014

Lenoir-Rhyne University head football coach Mike Houston is a winner.

In his first season leading the Bears football program, he brought home a South Atlantic Conference championship title and earned a berth to the playoffs — a first in 50 years.

After three successful seasons with the Bears, Houston is off to try and turn The Citadel into a winning program.

Finding her voice

January 9, 2014

Nightmares.

Children experience them all the time, but Lisa Robinette Moose lived through hers.
Behind the closed doors of her own home, she was betrayed and molested. At only 13 years old, she was robbed of her innocence.

“I was scared. I was confused. I was very hurt and very angry,” Moose said. “It was someone that I was supposed to be able to trust — a family member.”

January 7th

One on O-N-E: How are you staying warm in the cold?

January 8, 2014

On Tuesday afternoon, the Observer News Enterprise visited local people in the city of Newton to pose the question, “How are you staying warm through the cold weather?”

O-N-E Staff Reporter Jimmy Hilton asked this question to three people and took down their responses.

Recycling Rolls Out in the city of Conover

January 8, 2014

Keeping the streets of Conover clean is not an easy task, but Keith Lynch and his crew are up to the challenge.

Lynch, who is the city's Solid Waste supervisor, said their jobs include picking up the garbage, lawn debris and recycling.

“Conover, Newton and Hickory are the three major cities in Catawba County that handle garbage and recycling,” Lynch said.

January 6th

Dale Jarrett honored by his hometown with key

January 7, 2014

Dale Jarrett was born and raised in Conover and is a proud resident of the community today.

“It makes me proud to know that people that I have known and went to school with are still taking care of this great community that we have,” Jarrett said at Monday night’s Conover City Council meeting. “I’m proud to still be a resident here.”

Jeremy Mayfield pleads guilty, is sentenced

January 7, 2014

Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was convicted in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court on Monday.

The 44-year-old Mayfield pled guilty to two counts of possession of stolen goods and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

January 3rd

Moore Brothers Band playing Conover benefit concert

January 4, 2014

Three local boys have gotten in touch with their soulful side. They travel the country performing bluegrass music as The Moore Brothers Band.

The bandy consists of 15-year-old Jacob Moore, who is the banjo, mandalin and fiddle player; 11-year-old Isaac Moore, who plays guitar; and 19-year-old Daniel Perry, who plays the doghouse bass (double bass) and sings vocals.

Catawba man arrested in Denver vehicle theft

January 4, 2014

A Catawba man has been arrested in connection with the theft of a truck.

Stephen Daniel Sherrill, 27, of 1610 Loftin Drive in Catawba, was charged with two felony counts of Possession of Stolen Goods.

Man severly wounded following New Year's explosion

January 4, 2014

A man was seriously injured early New Year's Day when a black powder homemade cannon exploded in his face.

Lincoln County deputies responded to a residence in the 2300 block of Keener Road at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday where paramedics and firefighters were on the scene treating the patient.

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