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January 12th, 2015

Abernethy cleared of charges

January 12, 2015

In March of 2014, Newton Councilman Robert Abernethy, Jr. was arrested and charged with resisting a public officer, failure to obey a traffic officer and reckless driving by Greensboro Police.

On his way home from a basketball game, Abernethy said he attempted to continue straight down a road where an unidentified person was directing traffic to turn left.

January 9th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Things to Know for Today

January 9, 2015

Some of the stories that will be talked about today: House Republicans are on track to pass legislation to authorize the construction of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline. It's still not immediately clear even within the Obama administration whether rogue hackers or other governments disrupted North Korea's networks last month.

Newton officer gains certification

January 9, 2015

City of Newton Code Enforcement Officer Jon Raines took the law enforcement oath of office Tuesday, Jan. 6.

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

Catawba County man pleads guilty to child sex crimes

January 9, 2015

Derrick Allen Black, 27, of Catawba County, pleaded guilty to child sex crimes in Catawba County Superior Court on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Mr. Black pleaded guilty as charged to statutory rape of a child and a statutory sex offense (B1 felonies) in reference to offenses that occurred on April 4, 2013.

Students learn weather

January 9, 2015

Emma Winters, 10, used her Ipad to look up Thursday’s weather in different cities around the world. The coldest temperature she looked up was in Fairbanks, Alaska, where the high was -10 degrees.

“I like the cold weather here,” Winters said. “But I wouldn’t want to be in that extreme temperature up there.”

Don’t let furry friends freeze in frigid temps

January 9, 2015

The average core temperature of cats and dogs is between 100 and 100.5 degrees fahrenheit.

Severe hypothermia in pets occurs when their core temperature reaches 82 degrees or below.

At outside temperatures of 20 degrees or below, hypothermia can set in after as few as 30 minutes.

January 8th

Wreck halts traffic

January 8, 2015

Jose Gonzalez, 43, was traveling northbound on Northwest Boulevard in Newton on Tuesday in the outside lane when he attempted to make a left turn into the Bi-Lo shopping center, according to Newton Police. Gonzalez, driving a 1989 Dodge van, did not see Shana Collins, 24, driving a 2003 Saturn in the lane beside him to the left.

Demolition underway at former Newton mill

January 8, 2015

The brick building along North Main Ave. that once housed part of the Carolina Mills Textile Manufacturer has recently seen some alterations.

The building is undergoing some demolition – reducing the two-story mill from approximately 80,000 square feet down to 10,000 square feet.

Walking from the wreckage

January 8, 2015

Cody Good, 17, ran outside when he saw a single-engine plane crash across from his home in Long View on Tuesday. His instincts told him that there were people inside who needed help, so he didn't hesitate to jump into the wreckage.

"I just knew they needed help," Good said. "They were all bloody and it looked bad."

January 7th

BREAKING: School systems announce delays

January 7, 2015

All three school systems in Catawba County have announced delays for Thursday.

Newton-Conover City Schools, Catawba County Schools and Hickory Public Schools have delayed their schedules two hours for Thursday, Jan. 8.

A pair of athletic events in Catawba County have been postponed Tuesday. The Fred T. Foard at...
The Hickory Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday night to hire Allen...
Taking over the Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball program from retiring head...

 

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