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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 â 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.
If you hear the wail of a fire engine and see one of Newtonâs 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 Departmentâs vehicles all will soon be equipped with an Apple iPad loaded with lifesaving technology
Conover just became a little brighter for the season after the cityâs 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 âturning on the lightsâ for the community Christmas tree.
Conover Police Department will soon be adding another level of transparency to their department by investing in the use of body-worn video cameras.
âThis has a lot of pluses for us,â said Chief Steve Brewer. âWe can use to them to video evidence at crime scenes and itâs a way we can make ourselves more transparent to the public.â
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The Green Room Community Theatreâs classic holiday musical, Miracle on 34th Street, continues through December 7, 2014 at the Old Post Office Playhouse in Newton, NC.
In 1815, Michael Scheck established the first cotton textile mill south of the Potomac River, taking up camp in what was then Lincoln Countyâlater to be known as Catawba Countyâat the south fork of the Catawba River.
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?
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 âpassportâ program supported by American Express.
Letâs 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.