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May 20th, 2014

CCS Teacher of the Year in awe of her accomplishment

May 20, 2014

Jeana Link gets to travel to new, exciting worlds while she's on the clock.

Her students get to share those experiences, too — through Link's literature classes at Bunker Hill High School.

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.

Maiden man gets 105 years for child sex offenses

May 20, 2014

District Attorney James C. Gaither, Jr announces the conviction of Ron Christopher Rogers, 42, of Maiden, NC, for (F) Rape of a Child (6 counts), (F) First Degree Sex Offense with a Child (6 counts) and (F) Indecent Liberties with a Child (6 counts) today in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.

Weekend of fun

May 20, 2014

Downtown Newton was hopping over the weekend as several events filled the streets on Saturday and Sunday.

May 19th

Knopp is a woman in a man’s world

May 19, 2014

There are not too many women in the firefighting profession these days.

“I am the only female on Conover Fire Department,” said Tina Knopp.

Knopp is currently a volunteer fire fighter for the CFD. Though she has her E.M.T., Knopp explains why she wanted to be a fire fighter.

Antique Power

May 19, 2014

Classic and antique tractors and lawnmowers filled the Hickory American Legion Fairground over the weekend as the 11th annual Foothills Antique Power Association of North Carolina pulled into town for its yearly event.

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.

Never Missed a Beat

May 19, 2014

Cole Frye, 13, and his favorite doctors and nurses danced with excitement in the hospital room that day. His dancing continued all the way through the parking on lot on that beautiful August day ? the day he was declared cancer free.

"I was happy," Cole said. "I just wanted to dance."

May 16th

Yard Sale

May 16, 2014

The Conover Lions Club will hold a Yard Sale in the Old Depot Parking Lot at 1st Avenue South, Conover from 6:00 AM til 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 17th.

Dog gets owner out of burning home in Conover

May 16, 2014

Steve Leagon sat on the wet ground and watched as his home was engulfed in smoke. A pair of big, brown eyes stared up at him as he wiped a tear from his eye. His pal, Jake, lay across his lap.

"I was asleep on the couch and he woke me up," Leagon said.

Maiden man busted for making meth

May 16, 2014

A man Maiden was arrested after police found methamphetamine at the suspect’s residence.

Matthew Ryan Minton, 24, of Potts Street in Maiden, was arrested by Maiden Police, with assistance from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine on Wednesday.

Honoring Catawba County’s Peace Officers

May 16, 2014

"A person of good character, with good ethics, who really cares about other people. Someone who is not self-serving, someone with a good moral character who wants to give of themselves."

That's what Newton Police Chief Donald G. Brown II says it takes to make a good police officer.

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