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A Newton man was arrested early Thursday morning after a traffic stop yielded a large amount of marijuana.
Thirty-five year old Mark Anthony Farley, of 303 South Derby Ave., was stopped for speeding in his 2001 Chrysler Sebring at 2:20 a.m. on the 400 block of U.S. 70 SE.
NEWTON â€” The city of Newton may be regarded as small, but it still takes a lot of hard work to keep things running.
For the Public Works division, this includes maintaining 182 miles of water lines, 4,800 power poles, 75 miles of streets, 400 pieces of equipment and much, much more.
HICKORY â€” Catawba Valley Community College continued its growth on Thursday, dedicating the new Corporate Development Center.
â€śWhen we look at todayâ€™s environment, we all have to think differently,â€ť said CVCC President Dr. Garrett D. Hinshaw. â€śIf we arenâ€™t thinking differently and working differently, we are going to be left behind.â€ť
NEWTON â€” After electing a new Mayor pro tem during Tuesday nightâ€™s council meeting, the city of Newton made history.
For the first time ever, Newtonâ€™s mayor and mayor pro tem are both women.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
A 12,000-square foot mansion that used to belong to former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield will be set on fire Saturday morning.
The mansion, which was built close to 20 years ago, is part of a 444.77-acre property on six tracts in Catawba.
The house includes seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
Four men were convicted this week in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court for their involvement in a shooting incident.
Among those convicted were Jamar Monte James, 32, of Claremont; Marcus Tyrone Kennedy, 31, of Conover; Terrell Lee Mitchell, 24, of Hickory; and Jordon Olajuwon Ramseur, 27, of Conover.
The Newton Fire Department is currently operating out of the same headquarters it has been in for more than 50 years.
However, next year they hope to have a new home to move into.
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.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Observer News Enterprise visited local people in the city of Newton to pose the question, â€śHow do you celebrate Christmas?â€ť
â€śOne on O-N-Eâ€ť is a weekly segment in the Observer News Enterprise newspaper, which poses a question to three random local people.
Traffic was halted for hours Monday morning after a black car traveling northbound on U.S. 321 ran off the road, went underneath a cable in the median and struck an large delivery truck.
The accident took place just north of mile marker 37 at approximately 8 a.m.
A suspected gunman in a Rowan County shooting was arrested in Conover on Monday night.
Khari McClelland, 23, was arrested at a home on 167 8th Avenue SW in Conover on Monday afternoon.
McClelland is one of four men wanted in the shooting of 25-year-old Rowan County volunteer firefighter Marcus Kauffman.