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May 26th, 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.
"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.
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.
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.
Four local girls brought home gold medals in the 2013-14 Girl Scout troop year.
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.
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.
The city of Newton is now one step closer to having a new logo.
The city council approved in Tuesdayâ€™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.
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.
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.