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June 4th, 2014

Three up, three down

June 4, 2014

Newton City Council opened their new council chambers with several sets of figurative fireworks before Tuesday's meeting.

The fireworks began with the official opening the new Council Chambers, which was closed for renovations. The new Chambers features new seating, new carpet and drywall and technology upgrades.

Wreck injures driver

June 4, 2014

A man was taken to the hospital after his white Chevrolet truck made its way up the bank at the southeast corner of the East 20th Street and Hwy. 16 intersection in Newton.

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.

June 3rd

Letter to the editor

June 3, 2014

Abernethy: Newton budget can’t be passed if no one is there to vote on it

Dear Editor,

School buses getting safer

June 3, 2014

Four people have been caught passing stopped school buses in the last three weeks, thanks to a new technology being used by the Catawba County Transportation.

Catawba County Transportation consists of the three school districts in the county — Newton-Conover City Schools, Catawba County Schools, and Hickory City Schools.

Woman murdered by Michael Myers, lives to tell about it

June 3, 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 6'10”, 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.

June 2nd

Leaving a Legacy in Art

June 2, 2014

"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 – 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.

Wesley’s Tavern scorched by fire

June 2, 2014

At 4:54 Friday morning, Hickory firefighters responded to a reported fire located at 1095 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE. (Wesley’s 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.

Empowered in purple

June 2, 2014

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.

May 30th

Purple Couch

May 30, 2014

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.

‘¿Cómo se dice adventura?’

May 30, 2014

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, "¿Cómo se dice?" — which means "How do you say...?"

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