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June 27th, 2014

Lawsuit: DA reaches too far

June 27, 2014

A lawsuit accusing Catawba, Burke and Caldwell County District Attorney Jay Gaither of sexual harassment was filed shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday. The lawsuit was filed in Federal Court in Statesville.

June 25th

Truck Traffic in Newton

June 25, 2014

The citizens of Newton might have notice a few 18-wheelers parked along the sides of College Avenue.

Farmers across the state of North Carolina are coming down to Newton to sell their harvest wheat to Renwood Mills. Traditionally, trucks would be park all across Brady Avenue waiting in line for their cargo to be unloaded. This year, things are a little bit different.

Newton Fire Station Taking Shape

June 25, 2014

After a rocky start, construction for the new Newton Fire Department Headquarters is starting to show on South Brady Avenue.

"Initially there were a few things that set us behind," said City Manager Todd Clark. "The calendar has been reworked and the completion date is April 2015."

June 24th

A healthier public

June 24, 2014

Catawba County Public Health is working to create a healthier public in the area.

With the Public Health Farmers' Market, the organization is hoping to aid in obesity prevention and overall healthy eating habits for families.

Post 16 sends students to learn about government

June 24, 2014

The Newton American Legion Post is sending local high school students to a state government program.

American Legion Post 16 is sending nine students from Catawba County to the 2014 Tar Heel Boys State. The Legion has sponsored the event for more than 70 years.

Boys State is a program that teaches students in North Carolina about government and how the state operates.

Classic cars cruise in Newton

June 24, 2014

Joe Mitchell of Newton takes a snapshot of a ‘55 Chevy Bel Air during Saturday’s Cruisin’ Newton. Around 40 classic cars and hotrods lined the square for the monthly event.

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

June 20th

Conover School 5K Run & Roll

June 20, 2014

On Saturday the Conover School will hold their Annual 5K Run and Roll event. This year's event will include a special mile run, Maddies' Mile, dedicated to the Conover School student, Maddie, who passed away in late May.

The run begins at 8 a.m. at the Conover School and registrate is $25 per runner. There are reduced rates available for running the mile only.

One of two suspects arrested in car chase

June 20, 2014

One of the two suspects involved in Wednesday’s vehicle chases has been arrested.

Erin Olivia Shell, 34, of 7799 Piney Mountain Street, Hickory, was arrested by Catawba County Sheriffs Office and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and resisting a public officer.

The Marijuana Debate

June 20, 2014

Marijuana legalization has been a hot topic in the U.S. for years. 20 states have laws in place that legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes, while Colorado and Washington have become the first two states to legalize the drug for recreational purposes.

South Newton student featured on Kia Classic ticket

June 20, 2014

Hundreds entered, but only two could win, and one of those those two Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn ticket-design contest winners is a third grade student from South Newton Elementary.

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