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February 11th, 2015

Newton's gone to the Birds

February 11, 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.

February 10th

Tigers take down 3A dual state title

February 10, 2015

Fred T. Foard wrestler Brycen Walker leaps into the arms of head coach Mike Carey in celebration of his 4-2 overtime win against Morehead’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.

Fire destroys East Lincoln business

February 10, 2015

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.

Look Up: A reflection on Dean Smith’s passing

February 10, 2015

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 – that is until I looked up.

The sky had no clouds in sight on the early February morning – it was a perfect Carolina blue.

February 9th

Colorful newspaper boxes to hit the streets

February 9, 2015

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,”Mabry said. “Our newspaper boxes provide the perfect public canvas for local artists to showcase their talents."

Fire damages Maiden home

February 9, 2015

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.

“It looks like the fire started out of the fireplace in the basement,” 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.

Incumbents announce intent for Conover Council

February 9, 2015

“I think, as a council, we have done a very good job of working together,” said Kyle Hayman, mayor pro tem for the city of Conover. “We communicate well with one another and even though we all come from a different angle, we're always willing to listen to each other’s point of view.”

Hayman, along with two other members of Conover City Council, have terms expiring this year.

February 6th

Newton hires new planning director

February 6, 2015

When a city has good bones, the possibilities are endless, and Newton’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 it’s easy to see the potential for development in Downtown Newton and beyond.

City council talks dam issue, development

February 6, 2015

“She’s concerned about the situation and hopes to continue to serve the people of Newton,” City of Newton Public Information Officer Alex Frick said about Shirley Kam, owner of China Express.

SWAT team used to raid home in Maiden

February 6, 2015

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and narcotics investigators raided a residence in the 4100 block of Kent Street, Maiden, NC Wednesday morning.

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