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June 3rd, 2014
As Joan Schuermeyer sat in her trailer getting into makeup, she suddenly realized she wasn't alone. Turning around, she noticed an enormous man walk past her. The man is 6'10â, with a big wooly beard, and his presence was felt as he moved through the trailer quietly, grinning. It was then that Schuermeyer realized that the man who entered was none other than serial killer Michael Myers.
"We are Newton-Conover."
That's the theme for Newton-Conover City Schools this year, and one Newton-Conover High School senior has found a way to represent each person that makes up her school â in a single mural.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
At 4:54 Friday morning, Hickory firefighters responded to a reported fire located at 1095 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE. (Wesleyâs Tavern). Upon arrival at 04:57, firefighters reported fire coming from the roof of the building. A second alarm was called to respond additional units to assist with the incident.
A woman with dark hair. A man with white hair. A young woman with not much hair at all. All of these people, despite their many differences, had one thing in common as they joined together to walk at Friday night's Relay for Life.
These people are survivors, and they are walking to celebrate their lives, remember those who lost the fight, and inspire others still going through the battle.
Lights, Camera, Action.
The theme for the 2014 Catawba County Relay for Life became quite literal as a local film crew volunteered their time to produce a special something for the cause.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
A few local girls will be tubing down the Amarillo River in a few weeks, after they pack their bags and head to Costa Rica this weekend. The students will become acquainted with the spanish language and most likely the phrase, "Â¿CÃ³mo se dice?" â which means "How do you say...?"
Downtown Newtown will be filled with the smell of warm, buttery, southern biscuits on June 5.
Newton is home to Renwood Mills, makers of Southern Biscuit flour, and the company will be sponsoring its annual Southern Biscuit Day on June 5 in the Historic Courthouse Square in downtown Newton, from 7 a.m. until noon.
Paparazzi cameras flashed as local celebrities entered the doors of the Tarlton Complex at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC).
These celebrities haven't been in movies or television, aren't models for magazines, they are survivors â cancer survivors.
Newton City Council will be heading back home for their next meeting on Tuesday, June 3.
The Council Chambers for the city of Newton have been renovated for the first time since they were built in 1976.
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.
The citizens of Newton are now relying on the fire department more than just putting out fires.
The Newton City Council approved back in March for the fire department to be included as a first responder for medical calls within the city limits.