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March 9th, 2015

Cartoons come to life

March 9, 2015

Students at North Newton Elementary School don their favorite cartoon character’s costumes on Friday as they march around the gym for a parade. Students spent the week learning about books and the importance of reading to celebrate the birthday of children’s book author Dr. Seuss.

Explosion proves fatal for one victim

March 9, 2015

A man has died as a result of injuries sustained during an explosion that occurred at 3954 N.C. Highway 16 North on Monday afternoon.

At approximately 2:13 p.m. Monday, the Conover Fire Department responded to a reported explosion and structure fire.

Neighbors told the O-N-E that they heard a “loud boom” followed by the smell of smoke.

March 6th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 7 Tips For Delicious Burgers

March 6, 2015

4th Annual Behind the Scenes at Hart Square

March 6, 2015

The Catawba County Historical Association is offering an intimate look at Hart Square, the largest collection of original historic log buildings in the United States. The event will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015, rain or shine. Behind the Scenes opens up Hart Square to the public for a different experience from the event that takes place once a year in October.

Reporting for Duty

March 6, 2015

During the last week of January and the first week of February, local Boy Scouts have the opportunity to be a part of the Scouts In Local Government Program.

The Lakeland District Activities Committee sponsored the program, which is coordinated by Henry H. Helton.

March 5th

Community Supported Agriculture

March 5, 2015

If you are looking for ways to eat healthier and support local agriculture, a CSA (community supported agriculture) subscription might be for you. A CSA, in simple terms, is a subscription to a farm in which you receive a share of what the farm harvests on a regular basis.

Newton PD arrest man with 137 grams of marijuana

March 5, 2015

A Hickory man was arrested by Newton Police Tuesday after an officer found 137 grams of marijuana in his backpack.

38-year-old Shah Dion Harrison of 3rd St NE in Hickory was arrested after officers pulled over a vehicle for an expired tag near the intersection of Southwest Boulevard and West C Street. Harrison was not driving the vehicle.

Not every pro wears a suit and tie

March 5, 2015

First generation farmer Russell Hedrick, 30, is doing a little more than just watering the crops and plowing the fields.

Hedrick was recently bestowed with Catawba County's Soil and Water Conservation District Farm Family of the Year award for his outstanding best management practices on his farm, JRH Grains Farms, LLC in Hickory.

Conover council talks health, manor

March 5, 2015

March 2015 was proclaimed as Give Healthy and National Nutrition Month for the city of Conover at their City Council meeting this past Monday, March 1.

"It's a program that Catawba County Health and Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries have worked together on and now they're asking all of the municipalities to get the word out," said Conover City Manager Donald Duncan.

March 4th

Teen Convicted

March 4, 2015

A Catawba County teen pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection with a stabbing death during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, March 2, 2015.

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.

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