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July 18th, 2014
4-year-old Logan Putnam was swimming with friends in Lake Hickory on May 24 when he was left underwater for 10 minutes, officials said. Putnam died the following Monday as a result of the incident.
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.
District Attorney James C. Gaither, Jr announces the conviction of April Jean Anderson, 36, of Winston-Salem, NC, for (F) Obstruction of Justice (2 counts) after a two day trial in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court this week. The jury deliberated for approximately two hours prior to returning the verdicts of guilty as charged.
The Catawba County United Way is reaching out to citizens to "Stuff the Bus" with school supplies for local children who need them.
Downtown Newton will be busy this weekend with the final 'Movies in the Park' and a Cruisinâ€™ Newton car show.
The movie will be â€śDespicable Me 2â€ť and be shown at Southside Park Friday evening. The movie event and popcorn is sponsored by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet and the arts and crafts for the children before the movie will be provided by Vertical Church in Newton.
Plane Crashes Near The Border Of Ukraine (actual crash footage)
The Green Room Community Theatre is in the works of its 17th annual Summer Shakespeare Theatre Institute. The unique and creative experience is set up as a week-long theatre day program for children in first to 12th grade. Students get to explore the mysterious world of William Shakespeare and the Elizabeathin era.
Nearly 10,000 Catawba County voters cast ballots in Tuesday's runoff election, keeping with a statewide pattern of high turnout at the polls.
"We had almost 13 percent turnout," said Amanda Duncan, Catawba County Board of Elections director. "That was very much higher than normal."
Conover is gearing up for their annual National Night Out event.
On Aug. 5, communities around the country will hold events sponsored by their local police departments as a part of the national day.
"It's a community event that they do nationwide," said Lt. Mark Stump with Conover Police. "We've been participating 17 years and it's a nationwide event."
The investigation into the death of Maggie Daniels continued on Tuesday as Newton Police and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation make progress with the investigation of the former Newton educator.
According to a Newton PD press release, local law enforcement has interviewed over 100 persons, while eliminating several people as persons of interest during the process.
With the final hottest summer months right around the corner, more humid and hot conditions are on the way. With summer events, practices and even jobs keeping people out in the heat, knowing how to stay cool is a crucial part of the summer.