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NEWTON â The Catawba County Board of Commissioners is working to plan for next year, which included electing both a chairperson and vice chairperson of the board on Monday morning at the old Newton Courthouse.
Katherine âKittyâ Barnes, who served as chairperson in 2013, was re-elected to her position.
When it came time to electing a vice-chair, there was a change in leadership.
The city of Newton held its annual âLight Up the Townâ celebration on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. on the 1924 Courthouse Square in downtown Newton.
For pictures from the event, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Observer News Enterprise!
The town of Maiden held its annual Christmas parade on Saturday.
For pictures of the parade, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Observer News Enterprise.
Local political insiders are apparently not expecting surprises when the Catawba County Board of Commissioners holds its annual reorganizational meeting Monday morning in the courtroom of the former county courthouse in uptown Newton (the current Museum of History).
At that session, the commissioners will elect a chairman to lead the board for the next year, as well as a vice chairman.
On Dec. 24, children tucked tightly in their beds will wait anxiously, looking forward to ripping through bows and shiny wrapping paper to get to their gifts on Christmas morning.
Not all children have the luxury of a list of toys from Santa, but Conover Police Department is working to ensure that those children get to share in the joy of Christmas as well..
For the second-straight year, the Cockman Family will be playing a special benefit concert at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church.
A concert and poor manâs supper will be held at the church on Dec. 7. The supper will last from 5-6:30 p.m. with the concert on tap for a 7 p.m. start.
Tickets cost $7 and includes a men of pinto beans, cole slaw, cornbread, hot dogs, drinks and deserts.
The clock strikes midnight. Doors open. Barricades come down. Elbows fly.
There are 22,370 individuals living at or below the poverty level in Catawba County.
Of those, 2,134 are 65 years and older and 7,923 are children.
Catawba Countyâs local branch of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, a Feeding America food bank, works with partner agencies in the county to provide food to individuals like these in need.
In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Observer News Enterprise visited local people across the city of Newton on Tuesday afternoon to pose the question, âWhat are you most thankful for?â
âOne on O-N-Eâ is a weekly segment in the Observer News Enterprise newspaper, which poses a question to local people.
All three school systems are on a three-hour delay for Tuesday, Nov. 26.
The delays come from a ice storm, which is supposed to move overnight from Monday to Tuesday.
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