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September 19th, 2013
After years of committing crimes, Jason Matthew Davis, 30, of Newton will spend no less than 51 months in prison.
Davis was convicted of felony possession of stolen goods and habitual felon status on Wednesday in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.
This month marks the 50th anniversary of Lake Norman’s construction.
The creation of the lake submerged the 70-person community of Long Island, N.C., the East Monbo Mill, 23 miles worth of roads and several other landmarks.
And they are all still there, under the water, half a century later.
Ryan, 9, holds his knees up to his chest behind the living room couch. As he rocks himself slightly, the sleeves of his oversized t-shirt reach sharp elbows, which seem to row his bony body forwards and backwards. His piercing blue eyes are glued to the carpet.
A Catawba County woman has been charged in a break-in at East Lincoln Christian Ministries according to Lincoln County authorities, who said Thursday they were close to arresting a second person.
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.
Catawba County has its lowest crime index in 20 years according to information the State Bureau of Investigation released last week.
A derelict former plant that's been sold, gutted and completely refurbished is getting lots of attention next week when the new facility is dedicated, with Gov. Patrick McCrory expected to attend.
Catawba County was ranked 20th in the state for crash fatalities and 10th in the state for DWI fatalities this past year.
“We have a part to play in this,” Conover Police Captain Eric Loftin told the Observer News Enterprise this week. “We are in the middle of the county.
After working for other veterinary offices in Lincoln County, Donald Whitener decided to open his own practice. Conover Veterinary Hospital opened in 1988 with Whitener and one assistant receptionist.
Twenty five years later Whitener employs 14 full- and part-time employees and has gone through three renovations to grow his business.
A late morning family argument led to two attempted murder arrests Wednesday afternoon by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office.
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said Sherry Rohney, of 6570 Old Shelby Road, was shot by her 16 year-old son, Daniel Rohney sometime this morning. According to Reid,