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January 13th, 2014
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid added another impressive mark to his resume on Monday.
Governor Pat McCrory appointed Reid and 22 other men to the North Carolina Statewide Impaired Driving Task Force.
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.
Victoria Villas is heading in a new direction.
No longer will they be an assisted living center, but instead a non-medical lodging or retirement center.
Owner and Manager Rita Robbins explained the switch, which is to help people who would have lost their benefits through the changes in Medicare and Medicaid.
Chelsey Anita Shew, 26, of Lenoir, was convicted of felony robbery with a dangerous Weapon and felony first degree burglary this week in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.
The defendant was sentenced to no less than 51 months and no more than 74 months in the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction.
Joseph Randy Lee Sheffield, 28, of Connelly Springs, was convicted of felony breaking and entering (five counts) and felony breaking or entering a motor vehicle (six counts) this week in Burke County Criminal Superior Court.
The defendant was sentenced to no less than 30 months and no more than 63 months in the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction.
A man arrested in Catawba County late last year was charged on Wednesday in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.
Dwayne Winfred Orders, as known as âthe Comet,â was convicted of two felonies, including possess/distribute methamphetamine precurcsor chemicals and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
Tuesday nightâs Newton City Council meeting saw the passing of three new ordinances, but it also left the council with one ruling left undecided on the table.
The city council decided to postpone a proposed ordinance that would have restrict yard sales. The ordinance would allow Newton residents to have three yard sales per year and each sale could only last within a 24-hour period.
Lenoir-Rhyne University head football coach Mike Houston is a winner.
In his first season leading the Bears football program, he brought home a South Atlantic Conference championship title and earned a berth to the playoffs â a first in 50 years.
After three successful seasons with the Bears, Houston is off to try and turn The Citadel into a winning program.
Children experience them all the time, but Lisa Robinette Moose lived through hers.
Behind the closed doors of her own home, she was betrayed and molested. At only 13 years old, she was robbed of her innocence.
âI was scared. I was confused. I was very hurt and very angry,â Moose said. âIt was someone that I was supposed to be able to trust â a family member.â
On Tuesday afternoon, the Observer News Enterprise visited local people in the city of Newton to pose the question, âHow are you staying warm through the cold weather?â
O-N-E Staff Reporter Jimmy Hilton asked this question to three people and took down their responses.
Keeping the streets of Conover clean is not an easy task, but Keith Lynch and his crew are up to the challenge.
Lynch, who is the city's Solid Waste supervisor, said their jobs include picking up the garbage, lawn debris and recycling.
âConover, Newton and Hickory are the three major cities in Catawba County that handle garbage and recycling,â Lynch said.