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January 3rd, 2014

Trio of firefighters retire after 30 years of service

January 3, 2014

Three Hickory Firefighters are retiring after 30 years of service. Ronnie Thick, Dwayne Starnes and Brent Stine have worked their way up through the ranks to now retire with multiple levels of training.

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.

Staying alert on smoke detectors

January 3, 2014

A fire breaks out in your home while you’re in bed.

How will you realize there is a fire in the home? Would it be through the smell of smoke or the sound of smoke detector going off?

Through the “Get Alarmed North Carolina” grant, the Newton Fire Department can go into people’s homes and test for the smoke and COD detectors.

January 2nd

Claremont a ‘Hidden Gem’

January 2, 2014

One of Catawba County’s best-kept secrets has been nationally recognized as a “diamond in the rough.”

Claremont was chosen as a “Hidden Gem of America” on a recent episode of the television show, “Communities of Distinction with Terry Bradshaw.”

Casey Clark Playing For The People

January 2, 2014

County native Casey Clark, 28, is chasing his dreams all the way to “Music City.”

December 30th, 2013

Scoring for schools

December 30, 2013

The 27th Annual Catawba Valley Classic adds another chapter to its long history this weekend.

“I predict it will be a great tournament, with great sponsors,” said Clay Creech, director of the Classic since 2011.

Six of the eight teams in the field represent Catawba County, including Bunker Hill, Fred T. Foard, Hickory, Maiden, Newton-Conover and St. Stephens high schools.

December 24th

POWERING UP THE COUNTY

December 24, 2013

Going Green could possibly be a new motto for Catawba County. Just last week, Catawba County Board of Commissioners approved the rezoning of 31 acres on Sigmon Dairy Farm Road for a new solar farm for Straya Solar.

Judge Kincaid Retires

December 24, 2013

Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Timothy S. Kincaid of Newton has told the Observer-News-Enterprise he will retire from the judicial system after more than 28 years as a judge in North Carolina Judicial District 25B, which is Catawba County, when his current term ends in December 2014.

Bears lose tough battle

December 24, 2013

After 13 consecutive wins and a bid to the NCAA Division II National Championshipgame, Lenoir-Rhyne’s football season has come to a close. Junior running back Jarrod Spears is one of several players who had his spirits crushed at Braly Stadium on Saturday.

CHRISTMAS ON THE CORNER

December 24, 2013

The intersection of North Main and East 2nd Street in Newton was flooded with families who celebrated Christmas a little early on Monday.
The Corner Table, a local soup kitchen, hosted their annual Christmas celebration for families in need.

December 20th

Local man part of Panthers’ Purrcussion drumline

December 21, 2013

CHARLOTTE — A Hickory man is sticking to his musical roots, thanks to the Carolina Panthers.

Jason Meyer is one of 25 members in the Carolina Panthers’ Purrcussion drumline.

The 27-year-old comes from a strong musical lineage.

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