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December 13th

Newton man arrested possession of marijuana

December 14, 2013

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.

December 12th

A closer look behind Newton Public Works

December 13, 2013

NEWTON — 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.

New facility at CVCC is officially dedicated

December 13, 2013

HICKORY — Catawba Valley Community College continued its growth on Thursday, dedicating the new Corporate Development Center.

“When we look at today’s environment, we all have to think differently,” said CVCC President Dr. Garrett D. Hinshaw. “If we aren’t thinking differently and working differently, we are going to be left behind.”

December 11th

Stedman, Lawing make history in the city of Newton

December 12, 2013

NEWTON — After electing a new Mayor pro tem during Tuesday night’s council meeting, the city of Newton made history.

For the first time ever, Newton’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.

Mayfield mansion will be set ablaze Saturday

December 12, 2013

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 are convicted in shooting

December 12, 2013

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.

December 10th

Newton Fire is preparing for its new home

December 11, 2013

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.

One on O-N-E: How do you celebrate Christmas?

December 11, 2013

On Tuesday afternoon, the Observer News Enterprise visited local people in the city of Newton to pose the question, “How do you celebrate Christmas?”

“One on O-N-E” is a weekly segment in the Observer News Enterprise newspaper, which poses a question to three random local people.

December 9th

Morning melee mars motorists on Monday

December 10, 2013

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.

Shooting suspect arrested Monday in Conover

December 10, 2013

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.

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