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May 26th, 2014

Witnesses: Man fires at house, then shoots himself

May 26, 2014

Newton Police, along with fire and EMS, responded to a call around 5:30 Friday afternoon where shots were fired at a house on Ervin Avenue.

May 23rd

A Growing Disease

May 23, 2014

"It's like watching a child grow backwards," said Marlu Taylor, 63, of Hickory. "But there's no pleasure in that. A child can't wait to make their first step, and with the adults, they eventually can't make a step."

Taylor's husband, Buddy, passed away in 2011 after battling Alzheimer's disease for nine years.

Newton man arrested for shooting at police

May 23, 2014

A Newton man was arrested as part of a duo who stole a vehicle and fired shots at police officers in Hickory on Tuesday.

James Brandon Smith, 34, of 21 Phoenix Dr. in Newton, and Erin Olivia Shell, 34, of 7799 Piney Mt. Street in Hickory were identified as the suspects shown in a surveillance video.

O-N-E Editor Seth Mabry thinks Newton’s City Council needs to get to the “core” of the logo issue

May 23, 2014

Was anyone else as confused as I was during Tuesday's nights Newton City Council meeting? I was told before I ever attended my first ever City Council meeting that the topic of the new city logo was going to be a total debacle. And it lived up to the hype.

May 22nd

Golden Girls

May 22, 2014

Four local girls brought home gold medals in the 2013-14 Girl Scout troop year.

Two convicted in Baker’s Dozen case

May 22, 2014

District Attorney James C. Gaither, Jr announces the convictions of Mark Allan Biddix, 42, of Hickory, NC, and Thaddeus Lane Parker, 42, of Connelly Springs, NC in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court this week.

Making a splash in the park

May 22, 2014

The Shuford YMCA in Conover held a ribbon cutting for its new splash pad on Wednesday. The $610,000 project also included renovations to the gym and locker rooms, a new steam room, pool pumps and wellness center renovations.

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.

Newton City Council approves new logo

May 22, 2014

The city of Newton is now one step closer to having a new logo.

The city council approved in Tuesday’s meeting to adopt a new theme and font for a new logo. In a 3-3 vote, Mayor Anne Stedman voted in favor and the council chose a new theme and font but not a tagline as they decided to table the discussion for a later meeting.

May 21st

Burt’s Law

May 21, 2014

A local mother wipes tears from her eyes as she stands at the podium at the Conover City Council meeting on May 5, reading a biblical scripture from Romans that hits close to home.

Sex Offender Convicted

May 21, 2014

District Attorney James C. Gaither, Jr announces the conviction of Nicky Lee Anderson, 42, of Catawba, NC, for (F) Rape of a Child (2 counts), (F) First Degree Sex Offense with a Child (2 counts) and (F) Indecent Liberties with a Child (2 counts) today in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.

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