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December 3rd

Conover next for body camera trend

December 3, 2014

Conover Police Department will soon be adding another level of transparency to their department by investing in the use of body-worn video cameras.

“This has a lot of pluses for us,” said Chief Steve Brewer. “We can use to them to video evidence at crime scenes and it’s a way we can make ourselves more transparent to the public.”

December 2nd

Thanksgiving Day Football

December 2, 2014

Detroit (8-4) 34 vs
Chicago (5-7) 17

December 1st

Miracle on 34th Street Continues

December 1, 2014

The Green Room Community Theatre’s classic holiday musical, Miracle on 34th Street, continues through December 7, 2014 at the Old Post Office Playhouse in Newton, NC.

It’ll blow your socks off

December 1, 2014

In 1815, Michael Scheck established the first cotton textile mill south of the Potomac River, taking up camp in what was then Lincoln County—later to be known as Catawba County—at the south fork of the Catawba River.

Black Friday equals big bucks

December 1, 2014

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?

November 28th

Shop Local in Newton

November 28, 2014

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 “passport” program supported by American Express.

Brick by Brick

November 28, 2014

Let’s 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.

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November 28, 2014

November 26th

Conover students show thanks

November 26, 2014

“I am thankful for the City Hall and everything they do,” said Olivia Mae Setzer, a fourth grader at Shuford Elementary.

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.

Hunger: A mountain to conquer

November 26, 2014

“In Eastern Catawba County, around 20 percent of the population doesn’t have enough to eat on a daily basis,” said Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries Board of Directors member and Pastor of Family Life at Concordia Lutheran Church, Reverend Brian Weaver.

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