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February 3rd, 2015
The District Attorneyâs 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.
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. Odomâs case will be discussed at another administrative session in June.
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.
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.
Shortly after 12 a.m. on Monday morning, a man by the name of Nathaniel Schronce was violently assaulted at East End Service Station at 601 Island Ford Road in Maiden.
Lincolnton Police are searching for a 15-year-old girl who was reported missing.
Breanna Hoyle was last seen at Lincolnton High School on Jan. 22.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Wesley Curtis, 35, of Hickory, is a winner.
Curtis recently topped out the Green Room Theaterâs So You Think Youâve Got Talent competition, but his first place achievement came as a shock.
âIt seemed like a dream for just a second,â Curtis said. âIt really didnât sink in.â
The 2015 seats up for election include several local mayors.
Newtonâs Anne Stedman, Maidenâs Bob Smyre and Catawbaâs Vance Readling have expiring terms this election.
Stedman, who is serving the final year of her first term as Newtonâs mayor, is definitely planning to file in July.
âYouâre in,â said Jamie Frye, Newton-Conover High School (N-CHS) journalism advisor. That is when my journey at the O-N-E began.
My name is Mikala Banks and as a senior at N-CHS I have been interested in journalism for the past three years.