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January 23rd, 2015

In My Father’s House to host prayer walk

January 23, 2015

The city of Newton will join together on January 31 at 6 p.m. for a Prayer Walk held by In My Father’s House Community Support Services Network Inc.

Ivey Robinson, the Chief of Executive Officers for In My Father’s House, is excited about people in this city coming together for fellowship and prayer.

“We’ll gather and walk around the square,” Robinson said.

Local business hopes to stay in Newton

January 23, 2015

Shirley Kam and her family have owned China Express since it opened its doors in Newton in 1988. The restaurant, specializing in chinese and hibachi-style foods, is located on Northwest Boulevard, adjacent to the former Harris Teeter building.

January 22nd

Awarded for 44

January 22, 2015

I've tried to live a decent life," said Mr. Ray Von Caldwell. "I think a lot of people have recognized that – even when I didn't have to tell them."

After 44 years of working with the Catawba County Planning Board, Caldwell has decided to retire from the position.

A real barn burner

January 22, 2015

Five barns and outbuildings and around an acre of land caught on fire around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at a residence on Triplet Farm Road in Maiden.

Firefighters from Maiden, Newton and North 321 fire departments responded to a call where a fire was threatening multiple structures.

The firefighters had the blaze quickly under control upon arrival.

Testing the Waters

January 22, 2015

Last May, the Newton City council voted to fund the operational cost for remainder of the city's pool season and then re-evaluate opening the pool for the 2015 summer.

On Tuesday, the council voted of the future of the pool- at least, the short-term future.

January 21st

Johnson retires as director of CAPC

January 21, 2015

Deborah Johnson, director of the Children's Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County, recently retired after 10 years of service.

Juvenile reportedly raped at Plaza Latina

January 21, 2015

Officers responded to a call from the victim of forcible rape on the night of Friday, Jan. 16.

The incident occurred in the Plaza Latina Shopping Center at approximately 10:30 p.m.

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.

Nashville duo to play at Catawba home

January 21, 2015

A home in Catawba will be invaded on Sunday by a recently married, musical duo from Nashville.

Blake Gray and Brian Nutter are kicking off their year with a special kind of tour to promote their duet group, unBRAKEable. The Home Invasion Tour covers 103 cities in four months, trading out the typical venues for intimate concerts inside people’s homes.

MSC finalist for innovation challenge

January 21, 2015

In the past two years, the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) in Conover has helped 810 entrepreneurs develop their dream into a reality, according to Director Dan St. Louis.

This fact, along with other notes of accomplishments in innovation, was highlighted in a video St. Louis and his team submitted to the N.C. State Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) Spaces for Innovation Challenge.

January 20th

Local veteran remembered

January 20, 2015

James Philo Isenhower, who died Friday evening, was truly a citizen of Newton-Conover, Catawba County, North Carolina, United States of America. The businessman-realtor personified the bonds that bind the twin cities community; he resided in Conover only blocks from the family home where he grew up and he spent each business day in Newton at his office and lunching in local eateries.

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