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March 24th, 2015

Charges filed in Newton dog bite case

March 24, 2015

On the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 22, two brothers – one 10 years old and the other 6 – were “attacked and mauled” by two Rottweiler dogs in the front yard of a home on North Gaither Avenue in Newton, according to Newton Police.

The children were in the care of their mothers boyfriend, Christopher Aaron Amell, 40.

March 23rd

Big Dance Round Up and Look Ahead

March 23, 2015

Last week we gave you a preview of the tournament and some predictions of teams that we felt could make a run to the Final 4. Well, those predictions were way off and the bracket this writer submitted to his friends and a couple websites sits in about 10 millionth place. All the wise guys were talking about Iowa State and Virginia. Those teams won a combined 1 game.

March 20th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Kid-Friendly 'Good Morning' Juice

March 20, 2015

Chef Curtis Stone makes a delicious juice your kids will love.

Answering the call

March 20, 2015

"Catawba County 911, what is the address of your emergency?"

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week -- someone's there to answer your call.

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.

Maiden Man Arrested For Facebook Threats on Law Enforcement, Probation Absconder

March 20, 2015

Lincolnton, NC – Local, State and Federal officers arrested a Maiden man at a Lincoln County location after he issued threats against law enforcement on his Facebook page.

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.

Welcome Home

March 20, 2015

Five-year-old Brianna Kelly’s face lit up nearly as bright as the big, pink bow in her hair when she realized what was really going on. In front of her peers at Concordia Christian Day School in Conover, Brianna’s mom had stopped by the school for a surprise visit — the first time the two had seen each other face to face in eight months.

March 19th

The Fork in the Road

March 19, 2015

Let’s face it. We’re drowning in passwords.

Home severely damaged by windy-day fire

March 19, 2015

A mobile home, located at 1870 Aprils Way in Newton, was severely damaged in a fire on Tuesday. The fire occurred around 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. More than 60 percent of the home’s roof was destroyed in the blaze. The Catawba County Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating the fire. No injuries were reported, but Tuesday’s extremely windy conditions reportedly contributed to the fire.

How does Newton city employees’ salaries compare?

March 19, 2015

The last time the City of Newton had a pay and classification study was in 2008. Since then, the city "has experienced employee turnover for various reasons but primarily as the results of our most seasoned employees entering retirement and other seeking more competitive salaries with neighboring governments," according the council's agenda package.

March 18th

Woman allegedly bites police officer

March 18, 2015

Tamara Kennedy, 29, of Dixie Avenue in Newton, was indicted by Hickory Police Department Monday evening with one felony count of assault on a law enforcement officer and one misdemeanor count of resist, delay or obstruct a public officer.

The charges stem from a July 2014 incident where HPD responded to a civil disturbance in the 400 block of 2nd Street Place NE.

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