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November 11th, 2014
At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, a pedestrian walking down Kool Park Road in Hickory was struck by two vehicles, according to NC Highway Patrol.
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.
The Town of Catawba celebrated Veterans Day early on Saturday with a parade through downtown and other activities.
When Lawrence Evans, of Newton, was only 17, he fibbed his age to enlist in the Army National Guard. After spending three years with the Guard, Evans enlisted with the Navy alongside his three brothers â€” Earl, Louis and Kenny.
Evansâ€™ job quickly moved from the sea to the air as he worked with a team of pilots to keep an eye out for enemy submarines.
The Lincoln County Sheriffâ€™s Office Narcotics investigators arrested a Maiden woman Thursday on drug charges following surveillance and a brief vehicle chase, according to a released distributed by the Sheriffâ€™s Office.
According to Chief Bart Travis, Lt. Ray Ball stops more fires than any other member of the Claremont Fire Department â€” by preventing them.
Ball serves as the Fire Prevention Officer and oversees everything the department does involving safety education.
Polls across the state closed Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., marking the close of the election and leaving candidates and citizens alike on the edge of their seats awaiting results. Despite a few technical difficulties with the State Board of Elections' reporting website, all precincts had been tallied and recorded by about 11 p.m.
North Carolina voters set record numbers on Election Day this year. Midterm voter participation reached an all-time high with 43.99 percent of registered voters casting their ballot.
As Election Day continued to progress, Newton and Conover voting precincts steadily saw voters.
â€śI think that there are a lot of things on the ballot that people are concerned about,â€ť said Northside Fire Station precinct worker Sue Laney. â€śWeâ€™ve had a lot more traffic than usual.â€ť
An air of excitement flooded the top floor of Blue Moon Tavern in Newton as the final ballots were counted in Catawba County. Local Republican candidates gathered there Tuesday evening to watch as the unofficial election results brought victory for many in attendance.
House Speak Thom Tillis has defeated incumbent Senator Kay Hagan for the 2014 U.S. Senate election in North Carolina.