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April 9th, 2015

Three children, two adults injured after SUV rollover

April 9, 2015

Five passengers, including three children, were sent to local hospitals after their Ford SUV rolled over multiple times at the intersection of St. James Church Road and Ashley Street near Newton around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Officials said the children were ages 1, 4 and 6.

‘We’re coming to get you’

April 9, 2015

Some were calm, some were frantic and some were barely awake as officers escorted alleged drug offenders through E Sally Port 401 and into the Catawba County Detention Center Wednesday morning.

April 8th

Jury reaches verdict in Boston Marathon bombing

April 8, 2015

BOSTON — A jury has reached a verdict in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).

The verdict is expected to be announced shortly in U.S. District Court. Lawyers and survivors of the bombing are gathering in court.

The verdict was reached Wednesday afternoon after a little over 12 hours of deliberations over two days.

Actor who played 'Dukes of Hazzard' sheriff dies at age 88

April 8, 2015

The prolific character actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on "The Dukes of Hazzard" has died. James Best was 88.

His wife of 29 years, Dorothy Best, said that Best died Monday night in hospice care in Hickory from complications of pneumonia.

ReasonCon-Secular event to be held in Hickory

April 8, 2015

“We wanted to have a convention that promoted reason,” Hickory Humanist Alliance (HHA) President Gene Elliott, 41, said.

The ReasonCon event, according to the HHA press release, is “expected to be the largest secular convention in the Carolinas.”

April 7th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Duke's Fantastic Freshmen Lead the Blue Devils to the National Title

April 7, 2015

Duke's freshmen lead them to the national title.

Teen accused of burning neighbor’s property

April 7, 2015

Jordan Max Hunt, 19, of Chevy Drive in Claremont was arrested for allegedly setting fire to his neighbor’s outbuilding, according to Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid. The fire was found at 1:12 a.m., Reid said.

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.

Sweet Sunrise-Newton church celebrates Easter

April 7, 2015

At 7:05 a.m. on Sunday the bright morning sun arose over the cemetery at Friendship United Methodist Church in Newton. Though the granite graves were filled with loved ones, followers of Jesus Christ came out in remembrance and rejoicement of an empty tomb.

‘Village’ proposed in Sherrills Ford

April 7, 2015

Big changes could be on the way for the Sherrills Ford-Terrell community.

At Monday morning’s Catawba County Board of Commissioners’ meeting, an informational presentation was given about the proposed Village at Sherrills Ford planned development, which would bring the “village center” concept to the area on about 200 acres of land around Highway 150 and Slanting Bridge Road.

April 6th

Final Four Recap and Championship Preview

April 6, 2015

7 Michigan State (27-12) 61
1 Duke (34-4) 81

The baseball and softball tournament brackets in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A have been...
The Carolina Panthers made a splash Friday in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Trading up...
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