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February 11th, 2015
Like a scene from the Alfred Hitchcock movie "The Birds," Newton is being invaded.
In case you haven't noticed, black vultures have made themselves at home throughout downtown, roosting at places like Beth Eden Lutheran Church, the Newton Water Tower and the old Goins Enterprise Commercial Warehousing building.
Fred T. Foard wrestler Brycen Walker leaps into the arms of head coach Mike Carey in celebration of his 4-2 overtime win against Moreheadâ€™s William Pryor on Saturday. The Tigers (40-1) won their 67th straight home match, defeating the Panthers to earn their second dual team state title in the past three years. Walker was named Most Outstanding Wrestler.
Around 4 p.m. on Sunday, numerous fire departments across Lincoln, Catawba, Mecklenburg and Gaston counties were alerted to a structure fire at Universal Rubber Products, located off Hwy. 16 business in East Lincoln.
I woke up in shock as I learned of Dean Smith's passing on Sunday.
Texts, Twitter updates, and Facebook messages came rolling in as I went about my day â€“ that is until I looked up.
The sky had no clouds in sight on the early February morning â€“ it was a perfect Carolina blue.
Earlier this year, Observer News Enterprise Publisher Seth Mabry decided to "beautify" our community through the use of some old newspaper boxes.
"The O-N-E was looking for a way to engage with the readers and community,â€ťMabry said. â€śOur newspaper boxes provide the perfect public canvas for local artists to showcase their talents."
Early Friday morning, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Maiden Volunteer Fire Department relieved a call regarding a house fire on Biggerstaff Road in Maiden.
â€śIt looks like the fire started out of the fireplace in the basement,â€ť said Maiden Volunteer Fire Assistant Chief Kenneth Huffman.
The owner of the home, Sid Turbyfill and his brother were inside the house asleep at the time of the time.
â€śI think, as a council, we have done a very good job of working together,â€ť said Kyle Hayman, mayor pro tem for the city of Conover. â€śWe communicate well with one another and even though we all come from a different angle, we're always willing to listen to each otherâ€™s point of view.â€ť
Hayman, along with two other members of Conover City Council, have terms expiring this year.
When a city has good bones, the possibilities are endless, and Newtonâ€™s new planning director sees great bones throughout the city of Newton.
Randy Williams will join Newton as planning director Feb. 25. He comes to Newton from Lincoln County, where he has been the principal planner since 2007.
Williams said itâ€™s easy to see the potential for development in Downtown Newton and beyond.
â€śSheâ€™s concerned about the situation and hopes to continue to serve the people of Newton,â€ť City of Newton Public Information Officer Alex Frick said about Shirley Kam, owner of China Express.
Lincoln County Sheriffâ€™s Office SWAT team and narcotics investigators raided a residence in the 4100 block of Kent Street, Maiden, NC Wednesday morning.