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June 10th, 2014

A new future

June 10, 2014

65 years of tradition will be coming to an end this month for members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Newton.

"I'm not sad at all," said Jimmy Martin, president of the congregation.
"It's nice to see that the building will continue on as a church."

Holy Cross has been bought by Calvary Chapel from Huntersville.

Scenes of states

June 10, 2014

Bunker Hill baseball players Zachariah Patton (22), Kyle Lineberger (11), Hayden McGraw (10) and Clay Ervin (19) watch their teammates compete against Midway in the second game of the 2A State Title Series on Saturday at UNC-Greensboro. For images from the state championship series, see Page 8, and for complete coverage of the series,

June 9th

Maiden celebrates 'Adopt-A-Cop'

June 9, 2014

Second graders from Maiden Elementary took some time out of their classrooms to enjoy the sunshine at the Maiden Recreation Center on Friday afternoon.

The park was lined with Maiden police cars, fire trucks, and rescue vehicles.

A community bear hug for Bunker Hill

June 9, 2014

The Bunker Hill High School baseball team hung their heads out the window of their bus to listen to the cheers that rang through downtown Claremont. Red and black paw prints decorated posters, shirts, and even faces as fans and community members gathered together on Friday afternoon to say farwell to the Bears as they hit the road to their state championship game.

It’s Official: O-N-E appoints Seth Mabry as Publisher

June 9, 2014

A new leader is taking the reigns at The Observer News Enterprise. Managing Editor, Seth Mabry, has stepped up to lead the O-N-E in the role of Publisher.

Mabry has won many awards for his visual pieces which include The Photographer of the Year in 2011 and the Hugh Morton Award for North Carolina. His visual mindset is like his sixth sense when it comes running a newspaper.

June 6th

Hwy 16 Wreck Update

June 6, 2014

A wreck on Tuesday afternoon sent John Eddie Greer, 60, to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

An Old Dominion Freight Line tractor trailer, driven by Anthony Wayne Baker, 23, was traveling South on Hwy 16 at the intersection of East 20th Street, according to Newton Police.

70 Years Later

June 6, 2014

Dr. Joseph Isenhower, 89, remembers being stationed in Normandy in World War II, minutes from a near desolate St. Lo. The city had been destroyed by the D-Day bombing - just 40 days before Isenhower's ship made it to shore. From their camp, he could see a Catholic Church filled with school children.

Republic Services dedication

June 6, 2014

A beast has been unleashed in Conover.

On Thursday, Republic Services dedicated its new single-stream recycling machine at its recycling facility in Conover. Russ Knocke, director of field communications and public affairs at Republic Service, talked about how important the dedication was for the company.

A beautiful day for a biscuit

June 6, 2014

Clarence Oliver cooks of Neese’s Country Sausage cooks sausage for biscuits.

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.

June 5th

NCHWP C.A.R.E.s

June 5, 2014

This is Trooper Rudisill of NCSHP.

The N.C. Highway Patrol will continue its active participation in the Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effect) this year during designated holiday periods.

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