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March 4th, 2015
A Newton man was sentenced to no less than 160 years of prison time for multiple sexual offenses spanning more than a decade.
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.
Conover Fire Department responded to a house fire on Sunset Drive just after 11 a.m. on Tuesday. The fire started on the front porch of the residence, according to Chief Mark Hinson, and resulted in no injuries.
âIt was a small house fire there,â Hinson said. âWe had it under control in about 15 minutes.â
Officials said a man was cutting the end of âan old fuel tankâ when an explosion blew through the outbuilding he was working in at 3986 N.C. Highway 16 North on Monday afternoon.
The man suffered burns to 80 percent of his body and was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital following the incident. Officials had no update on his condition Tuesday.
On Saturday, the cafeteria at Saint Stephens High School will be filled with people making a difference.
The 9th annual Empty Bowls, Full Heart event will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. on Saturday, utilizing the creative talents of students, staff and the community to raise money for local soup kitchens and overall hunger awareness.
Brenda Trivette was unloading groceries outside her home on Angel Road in Conover when she heard the explosion.
âAll I heard was a loud boom and then I felt the ground shake,â Trivette said. âI actually dropped my bag. Then I turned around and all I could see was black smoke coming from behind the trees.â
The Observer News Enterpriseâs Sports Editor Cody Dalton received an award during the N.C. Press Associationâs Annual Awards Ceremony held Thursday at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dalton earned second place for sports columns in the Daily Division, which includes newspapers with a circulation less than 15,000.
The price at the pump factors into nearly every household budget across America â making things run smoothly when the cost of gasoline drops and stretching dollars thin when it skyrockets.
A tip lead Catawba County Sheriffâs Office deputies to the second suspect in a fatal home invasion that occurred Monday near Claremont â Brandon Lineberger.
Lineberger, 26,was arrested and charged on Wednesday in connection with the incident where alleged accomplice Vernon Bobby Dixon was shot and killed.
When it comes to maintaining health in our later years, eating right and fueling our bodies with nutritious food is key. Krystin Goodwin highlights the best foods for a longer life.
"I'm eager to see what things are happening in Newton," said City of Newton's new Planning Director Randy Williams.
On Feb. 25, Williams officially took seat as the city's new Planning Director.
Williams, 53, first got a feel for the job that he's in now in 1991 when he began working with the City of Conover as their Director of Planning and Economic Development.