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January 7th, 2015

Claremont names new City Manager

January 7, 2015

Catherine Renbarger is excited to get back to her North Carolina roots by taking the role as Claremont City Manager.

Renbarger grew up in Rocky Mount and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006.

January 6th

UPDATE: Four injured in Long View plane crash

January 6, 2015

At approximately 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, emergency personnel responded to a call stating that a plane had crashed on First Avenue Northwest in Long View, according to Hickory Fire Department Fire Education Coordinator Terri Byers.

The single-engine plane took off from Hickory Regional Airport with four people on board — three passengers and a pilot.

Newton’s first Wedding Expo coming in February

January 6, 2015

Before a bride and groom vow their love to one another in front of family and friends, there are months and months of planning — months of looking at venues, picking out colors and flowers and even fonts and, of course, booking a vendor for each little piece.

Bonding through the battle

January 6, 2015

A chance meeting seven years ago between Bob Lawing and Stuart Scott turned into a special relationship and bond between two men facing the same steep challenge.

Each battling cancer of the appendix, the 12-year NFL referee and the ESPN anchor supported each other through the toughest journeys of their lives before both came to an end.

Learner takes office

January 6, 2015

About 400 people turned out to the Burke County Courthouse on New Year’s Day to watch as newly elected District Attorney David Learner took his oath of office.

January 5th

Pro Football Playoff Previews and Prediction

January 5, 2015

Next Week’s Matchups:

Dallas @ Green Bay

What to watch for:

VIDEO: Panthers defeat Cardinals, but still chasing Arizona

January 5, 2015

January 2nd

Vehicle stop leads to drug arrest

January 2, 2015

A man was arrested for possession of Marijuana during a vehicle stop on Shady Lane in Newton on Thursday.

The vehicle was observed running a stop sign at the intersection of Baringer Circle which initiated the stop, according to Major Tim Hayes. The officer noticed the occupants acting suspicious and contacted a K9 unit that was nearby.

This is Jeopardy!

January 2, 2015

"This British ending to the alphabet ain't dead, baby," read Alex Trebek in his fast-paced, steady tone familiar to "Jeopardy!" fans across the country.

In a split second, Amy Williamson, a first-time contestant from Hickory, buzzed in with the answer to take her score from $0 to $600.

Boyfriend charged with murder of infant

January 2, 2015

An infant has died and a man has been charged with murder after an incident in Newton on New Year’s Eve.

At approximately 7:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Newton Police responded to Sandalwood Court to assist EMS.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

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