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February 3rd, 2015

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.

Bar fight in Maiden injures one

February 3, 2015

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.

January 30th

Lincolnton Teen Missing

January 30, 2015

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.

A Musical Champion

January 30, 2015

Wesley Curtis, 35, of Hickory, is a winner.

Curtis recently topped out the Green Room Theater’s So You Think You’ve Got Talent competition, but his first place achievement came as a shock.

“It seemed like a dream for just a second,” Curtis said. “It really didn’t sink in.”

2015 Municipal Elections: Stedman to run again, Readling tired of ‘hell’, Smyre undecided

January 30, 2015

The 2015 seats up for election include several local mayors.

Newton’s Anne Stedman, Maiden’s Bob Smyre and Catawba’s Vance Readling have expiring terms this election.

Stedman, who is serving the final year of her first term as Newton’s mayor, is definitely planning to file in July.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Super Bowl Facts That Will Change The Way You Watch

January 30, 2015

O-N-E Welcomes New Intern

January 30, 2015

“You’re in,” 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.

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