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July 15th, 2014

To develop, or not to develop

July 15, 2014

A proposal from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has residents on edge as they await a vote from Catawba County Commissioners that may determine the future of the Startown community.

Sweet Frozen Treat at Murray’s Mill

July 15, 2014

Visitors to Murray’s Mill cooled off with free ice cream by Udderly Delicious during Sunday’s ice cream social. Event-goers were treated to bluegrass music, a duck race and tours of the mill.

July 11th

Adopt-A-Spot

July 11, 2014

The Newton Appearance Commission is inviting the community to get involved in efforts to help beautify the city.

"The more we improve our looks the more people will want to come to the city," said Chairperson Collette Touchette.

Voter turnout on the rise

July 11, 2014

3,482 voters had participated in early voting as of Friday afternoon, according to the Catawba County Board of Elections. Director Amanda Duncan expected polls surpass 3,500 votes by the end of the day, nearly triple the usual turnout for a runoff election.

Curb Service in Newton

July 11, 2014

Construction has begun on a new median at the split of North Main and North College near Newton City Hall. Concrete is scheduled to be poured on Monday with construction slated to wrap up in two weeks, weather permitting.

A Matter of the Heart

July 11, 2014

The sun shined through the stained glass windows as a crowd of people worshipped in the sanctuary formerly home to Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Newton. Calvary Chapel held their first service in the space on July 5, with standing room only.

The church hopes to plant new roots within the city.

Summerscapes at CVCC

July 11, 2014

CVCC is widening their student population with some young Einstiens. This program allows students to keep up with learning over the summer or interacting with different careers. Cheri Toney the Director of Community Enrichment is in-charge of setting up all the classes, hiring instructors, brochures, and putting the word out for he program.

July 10th

Northside Park gets new equipment

July 10, 2014

Children in Newton will soon have a new spot to play during their summer vacation.

The Newton Parks and Recreation Center started their renovations at Northside Park on Wednesday.

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

Baby butt gets local photographer banned

July 10, 2014

Jill White was snapping photos of her toddler, Willa, and her friend Kinzley as they played in the sand at Myrtle Beach on June 28. Willa and Kinzley are close to the same age and have grown up together, as their mothers are best friends. Dressed in matching polka-dot swimsuits, the girls made the perfect models for White, a Hickory photographer.

July 9th

Maggie Daniels seen at Wal-Mart on June 27

July 9, 2014

Newton Police released a still shot of a security camera of Maggie Daniels as she is leaving Wal-Mart in Conover on June 27.

According the the Newton PD press release, the investigation into the death of Maggie Daniels is continuing at this time.

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