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On Tuesday afternoon, the Observer News Enterprise visited local people in the city of Newton to pose the question, â€śWhat would make the world a better place?â€ť
â€śOne on O-N-Eâ€ť is a weekly segment in the Observer News Enterprise newspaper, which poses a question to three random local people.
On June 4, 1919, Congress passed the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote.
That day in Catawba County, then 10-year-old Lois Mundy remembers her dad coming in to tell her mom the good news.
Ninety-four years and 16 presidents later, Mundy has never missed a chance to vote.
A controlled burn scheduled on Saturday for the former mansion of Jeremy Mayfield has been cancelled.
Catawba Fire Department officials cancelled the schedule burn due to inclement weather.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition (Saturday through Monday) of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
A Newton man was arrested early Thursday morning after a traffic stop yielded a large amount of marijuana.
Thirty-five year old Mark Anthony Farley, of 303 South Derby Ave., was stopped for speeding in his 2001 Chrysler Sebring at 2:20 a.m. on the 400 block of U.S. 70 SE.
NEWTON â€” The city of Newton may be regarded as small, but it still takes a lot of hard work to keep things running.
For the Public Works division, this includes maintaining 182 miles of water lines, 4,800 power poles, 75 miles of streets, 400 pieces of equipment and much, much more.
HICKORY â€” Catawba Valley Community College continued its growth on Thursday, dedicating the new Corporate Development Center.
â€śWhen we look at todayâ€™s environment, we all have to think differently,â€ť said CVCC President Dr. Garrett D. Hinshaw. â€śIf we arenâ€™t thinking differently and working differently, we are going to be left behind.â€ť
NEWTON â€” After electing a new Mayor pro tem during Tuesday nightâ€™s council meeting, the city of Newton made history.
For the first time ever, Newtonâ€™s mayor and mayor pro tem are both women.
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.
A 12,000-square foot mansion that used to belong to former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield will be set on fire Saturday morning.
The mansion, which was built close to 20 years ago, is part of a 444.77-acre property on six tracts in Catawba.
The house includes seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
Four men were convicted this week in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court for their involvement in a shooting incident.
Among those convicted were Jamar Monte James, 32, of Claremont; Marcus Tyrone Kennedy, 31, of Conover; Terrell Lee Mitchell, 24, of Hickory; and Jordon Olajuwon Ramseur, 27, of Conover.
The Newton Fire Department is currently operating out of the same headquarters it has been in for more than 50 years.
However, next year they hope to have a new home to move into.
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.