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April 15th, 2015

Tractor-trailer accident halts traffic on Highway 16

April 15, 2015

Traffic was blocked along Highway 16 after a tractor trailer ran off the roadway Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 4 p.m., a tractor trailer that appeared to be turning onto Highway 16 an d heading north ran off the roadway and down an embankment. No one was injured in the accident.

April 14th

Painting Pete

April 14, 2015

First-grade students at Shuford Elementary School in Conover returned from a week-long spring break to an art class where they painted pictures of the groovy blue feline, Pete the Cat.

Teen indicted for possession of a weapon of mass destruction

April 14, 2015

Catawba County Sheriff’s deputies were searching the home of 16-year-old Jordan Luke Harwood on Providence Mill Road in Maiden for suspected stolen property on October 24, 2014.

During the search, they spotted an illegal weapon, according to Sheriff Coy Reid.

April 13th

Strunk joins NCHSAA Hall on Saturday

April 13, 2015

A Newton native and former Observer News Enterprise employee takes his place among the state's best on Saturday.

Rick Strunk is one of eight members of this year's North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Hall of Fame class, which will be officially inducted at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Friday Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina.

R U OK Program saving lives in Maiden

April 13, 2015

When Evelyn Lowman, 87, didn’t answer her daily “R U OK” phone call from the Maiden Police Department on March 26, Lt. Donna Hartman began to worry.

“I went out to check on her and couldn’t get her to the door,” Hartman said. “That’s always a little bit scary.”

Armed robbery at Dollar General

April 13, 2015

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Catawba County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an armed robber at the Dollar General located at the intersection of Highway 16 Business and Highway 150 near Denver.

A black male wearing a blue ski mask entered the store with a gun and demanded money from the clerk, according to Sheriff Coy Reid.

One dead after head-on collision

April 13, 2015

One person was confirmed dead after a head-on collision Friday afternoon.

At approximately 1:14 p.m on Friday, officials responded to an accident on Kool Park Road near St. Stephens High School in Hickory.

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.

April 9th

LR student charged with armed robbery

April 9, 2015

The Office of Safety and Security at Lenoir-Rhyne University have issued an alert to all students, faculty, staff and other members of the campus community to be aware of an alleged incident that occurred on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

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.

Three children, two adults injured after SUV rollover

April 9, 2015

Five passengers, including three children, were sent to local hospitals after their Ford SUV rolled over multiple times at the intersection of St. James Church Road and Ashley Street near Newton around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Officials said the children were ages 1, 4 and 6.

‘We’re coming to get you’

April 9, 2015

Some were calm, some were frantic and some were barely awake as officers escorted alleged drug offenders through E Sally Port 401 and into the Catawba County Detention Center Wednesday morning.

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