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June 24th, 2014

Classic cars cruise in Newton

June 24, 2014

Joe Mitchell of Newton takes a snapshot of a ‘55 Chevy Bel Air during Saturday’s Cruisin’ Newton. Around 40 classic cars and hotrods lined the square for the monthly event.

To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

June 20th

Conover School 5K Run & Roll

June 20, 2014

On Saturday the Conover School will hold their Annual 5K Run and Roll event. This year's event will include a special mile run, Maddies' Mile, dedicated to the Conover School student, Maddie, who passed away in late May.

The run begins at 8 a.m. at the Conover School and registrate is $25 per runner. There are reduced rates available for running the mile only.

One of two suspects arrested in car chase

June 20, 2014

One of the two suspects involved in Wednesday’s vehicle chases has been arrested.

Erin Olivia Shell, 34, of 7799 Piney Mountain Street, Hickory, was arrested by Catawba County Sheriffs Office and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and resisting a public officer.

The Marijuana Debate

June 20, 2014

Marijuana legalization has been a hot topic in the U.S. for years. 20 states have laws in place that legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes, while Colorado and Washington have become the first two states to legalize the drug for recreational purposes.

South Newton student featured on Kia Classic ticket

June 20, 2014

Hundreds entered, but only two could win, and one of those those two Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn ticket-design contest winners is a third grade student from South Newton Elementary.

June 18th

National Day of Making

June 18, 2014

Conover Mayor Lee E. Moritz, Jr. was one of only 20 mayors across the nation invited to join President Barack Obama on June 18 for the first-ever Maker Faire at the White House. Mayor Moritz also joined a policy discussion with senior Obama Administration officials to discuss support for manufacturing communities on economic, infrastructure and community revitalization.

Vehicle chase ends with brush fire

June 18, 2014

A stolen truck was spotted by a citizen on Moss Farm Road around noon on Wednesday.

Upon arrival at the reported location, deputies saw the truck pulling out onto Hwy. 127 and heading south, according to Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.

Car splits utility pole

June 18, 2014

A two-vehicle wreck shut down Settlemeyer Bridge Road in Newton shortly after noon on Wednesday.

Newton Fire, Police and NC State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) responded to a vehicle that was laying on its roof after striking a utility pole near the bridge.

The woman of the post

June 18, 2014

When the American Legion Post 48 members gather for their weekly meeting, one person stands out within the crowd. That person is Pam Lytton ? the only female member of the post.

“Whenever I first started and was the only female going to the post regularly, some of my peers would disagree with that,” Lytton said. “But they’ve come around. That’s something that amazes me.”

The more things change, the more they stay the same

June 18, 2014

Citizens of Newton voiced their opinions to city council on how they feel about the new budget.

During Tuesday’s Newton City Council meeting, a public hearing was schedule on the agenda allowing citizens of Newton to let the council know how they on the budget.

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