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February 5th, 2015

Former Newton pastor passes at 82

February 5, 2015

Former First Baptist Church of Newton Pastor Marion Powell passed away at his home in Newton February 1.

Powell, 82, was born in Morganton on June 17 in 1932. He received a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Seminary and graduated from the N.C. Baptist Hospital School of Pastoral Care in 1969.

Woman charged with assault following N-CHS game

February 5, 2015

On Friday, Jan. 23, Newton-Conover High School (N-CHS) Red Devils boy’s basketball team faced off against the West Caldwell Warriors at N-CHS.

The Red Devils were in the lead when senior Josh Ramseur — who was playing in his final game before graduating early — allegedly fouled a player on the West Caldwell team.

Sidewalk construction to take place in Conover

February 5, 2015

"We're wrapping up the design," said City of Conover Planning Director Lance Hight.

Conover City Council recently approved four sidewalk easement acquisition maps that will enable sidewalk construction throughout Conover.

One Newton council member on the fence about 2015 elections

February 5, 2015

Three long-time members of Newton’s City Council will be up for election this year.

Mary Bess Lawing, Newton native and current Mayor Pro Tem, is currently serving her seventh non-consecutive term on the board, her first beginning in 1977. Lawing plans to run for re-election this year.

Future photojournalist interns at O-N-E

February 5, 2015

“Didn't I tell you that? They said you could intern for them,” said Angelo Palozzi internship coordinator at Newton - Conover High School, as I came into the office to ask about my internship. That's when my excitement for fourth period finally began.

February 3rd

State of the Community

February 3, 2015

Throughout the year, Catawba County Emergency Services compile information from various departments in the county that help ensure the safety and security of the county's citizens.

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.

Boyfriend accused in death of 7-month-old child will not face death penalty

February 3, 2015

The District Attorney’s Office announced Monday, Feb. 2, that it will not seek the death penalty in the first-degree murder case of Tyler Leroy Eugene Linebarger.

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.

Next court date set for Sharman Odom

February 3, 2015

Sharman Howard Odom, alleged murderer of Maggie Daniels, was given a continuation date of June 1, 2015 on Monday in an administrative session of Catawba County Court. Odom’s case will be discussed at another administrative session in June.

9 fires halt I-40 traffic

February 3, 2015

Around 1:30 on Saturday Conover Fire Department responded to a grass fire on I-40 near the Rock Barn Road exit. While on the way, Conover Fire units reported multiple fires in the median along I-40 as well.

A total of nine separate fires burned in the median of the interstate between exit 128 and 133, officials said.

Woman has fake IDs in Doritos bag, charged with DWI

February 3, 2015

Around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, a Newton Police officer observed a woman driving reckless on Southwest Boulevard near the Justice Center.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and the car stopped in the turn lane.

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.

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