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February 5th, 2014

Gaither planning District Attorney re-election bid

February 6, 2014

James C. “Jay” Gaither, Jr., current District Attorney of the 25th Prosecutorial District, was elected in November of 2002 and re-elected in 2006 and 2010.

Gaither confirmed to the O-N-E on Wednesday that he will be running for re-election. Filing begins Feb. 10.

February 4th

Ordinance on yard sales passes with majority vote

February 5, 2014

The battle over an ordinance on yard sales has finally come to an end.

The vote on the proposed ordinance didn’t change at last night’s Newton City Council meeting from last month’s rejected 4-3 vote.

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

February 3rd

Development of Conover Station continuing

February 4, 2014

The city of Conover approved a new public/private partnership at Monday’s city council meeting that will bring 45,000-square feet of retail development to the northernmost point of Conover Station. The plan lines up exactly with the city’s original master plan for the space.

Board of Commissioners approves Grant of Easement

February 4, 2014

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners approved a Grant of Easement on Monday during the first of its bi-monthly meetings.

The Board unanimously approved the grant to Piedmont Natural Gas for the purpose of installing a natural gas pipeline across a 2.37-acre tract located on Highway 70.

January 31st

Board of Elections Director Brewer retiring Feb. 28

February 1, 2014

With the director of the Catawba County Board of Elections retiring this month and the 2014 election cycle escalating, the three-member local elections board is scrambling to hire a replacement for him.

Local restaurants gear up for ‘Super Sunday’

February 1, 2014

On Sunday, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawk will square off against one another in the 48th edition of the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Local restaurants in Catawba County are also gearing up for the big game, as well.

January 30th

BREAKING: Schools operating on a delay Friday

January 31, 2014

Catawba County and Newton-Conover City Schools will both be operating on a three-hour delay on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.

Both schools issued statements Thursday afternoon regarding the delays in normal schedule.

100 percent of child sex offense cases prosecuted

January 31, 2014

CONOVER — Twenty-seven sex offenders who preyed upon local children were successfully prosecuted in 2013, thanks to the work of the Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County, local law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office.

Anonymous tip leads to Newton drug arrest

January 31, 2014

A Newton man was arrested on Thursday after authorities found him in possession of drugs.

After an anonymous tip was provided to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, a probation officer and narcotics investigators searched the property of 33-year-old George Andrew Singer, of 2669 Claremont Road.

January 29th

Winter weather wreaks havoc, causes wrecks

January 29, 2014

Mother Nature gave Catawba County its first snow of the year on Tuesday.

With that snowfall came some hazardous road conditions, which affected drivers countywide.

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.

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