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December 4th

Santa’s Forest

December 4, 2014

John Herter and his daughter have a family tradition each Christmas season. They go out into their field of tall, green Leyland cypress trees and cut down a fresh tree to decorate in their home — sometimes even two.

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.

December 3rd

Fighting fire with iPads

December 3, 2014

If you hear the wail of a fire engine and see one of Newton’s bravest tapping at the screen of an iPad inside, take comfort in knowing the firefighter is using the tablet to gather valuable information to better respond to the call. Thanks in part to a grant from FM Global, the Newton Fire Department’s vehicles all will soon be equipped with an Apple iPad loaded with lifesaving technology

Christmas in the Park

December 3, 2014

Conover just became a little brighter for the season after the city’s Christmas in the Park event on Tuesday evening. Event-goers were treated to hot chocolate, Christmas carols, hayrides, a visit from Santa Claus and the official ‘turning on the lights’ for the community Christmas tree.

Conover next for body camera trend

December 3, 2014

Conover Police Department will soon be adding another level of transparency to their department by investing in the use of body-worn video cameras.

“This has a lot of pluses for us,” said Chief Steve Brewer. “We can use to them to video evidence at crime scenes and it’s a way we can make ourselves more transparent to the public.”

December 2nd

Thanksgiving Day Football

December 2, 2014

Detroit (8-4) 34 vs
Chicago (5-7) 17

December 1st

Miracle on 34th Street Continues

December 1, 2014

The Green Room Community Theatre’s classic holiday musical, Miracle on 34th Street, continues through December 7, 2014 at the Old Post Office Playhouse in Newton, NC.

It’ll blow your socks off

December 1, 2014

In 1815, Michael Scheck established the first cotton textile mill south of the Potomac River, taking up camp in what was then Lincoln County—later to be known as Catawba County—at the south fork of the Catawba River.

Black Friday equals big bucks

December 1, 2014

Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season.

The big question: How much the Thanksgiving shopping will hurt Black Friday, which is relinquishing its status as the frenzied start of the holiday shopping season?

November 28th

Shop Local in Newton

November 28, 2014

The Downtown Newton Development Association (DNDA) will kick off its "Shop Local" campaign on Saturday, November 29, to champion the small businesses that make up the Downtown Newton landscape. The DNDA encourages shoppers to support their local businesses, with a special “passport” program supported by American Express.

Brick by Brick

November 28, 2014

Let’s take a step back to the year of 1880 when the town of Maiden began to make its mark.

Maiden was established strictly to be a cotton mill site and trading center.

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