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February 6th, 2014
This word and its correct spelling marked the end of Thursday's Catawba County Schools District Spelling Bee, with Jacobs Fork Middle School's Brandon Kaminski winning for the second year in a row.
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.
Veteran Newton attorney Scott Reilly announced from the steps of the 1924 Courthouse on Wednesday that he is running in the upcoming election to unseat 25th District Attorney James C. âJayâ Gaither, Jr.
During his tenure, Reilly has worked as a prosecutor, assistant district attorney and a defense attorney.
James C. âJayâ 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.
The battle over an ordinance on yard sales has finally come to an end.
The vote on the proposed ordinance didnât change at last nightâs Newton City Council meeting from last monthâs 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.
The city of Conover approved a new public/private partnership at Mondayâs 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 cityâs original master plan for the space.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CONOVER â Twenty-seven sex offenders who preyed upon local children were successfully prosecuted in 2013, thanks to the work of the Childrenâs Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County, local law enforcement and the District Attorneyâs Office.