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June 18th, 2014

Car splits utility pole

June 18, 2014

A two-vehicle wreck shut down Settlemeyer Bridge Road in Newton shortly after noon on Wednesday.

Newton Fire, Police and NC State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) responded to a vehicle that was laying on its roof after striking a utility pole near the bridge.

The woman of the post

June 18, 2014

When the American Legion Post 48 members gather for their weekly meeting, one person stands out within the crowd. That person is Pam Lytton ? the only female member of the post.

“Whenever I first started and was the only female going to the post regularly, some of my peers would disagree with that,” Lytton said. “But they’ve come around. That’s something that amazes me.”

The more things change, the more they stay the same

June 18, 2014

Citizens of Newton voiced their opinions to city council on how they feel about the new budget.

During Tuesday’s Newton City Council meeting, a public hearing was schedule on the agenda allowing citizens of Newton to let the council know how they on the budget.

Hometown treatment

June 18, 2014

Before a jam-packed crowd of 3,753 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium, Hunter Harvey made his long-awaited return home to Catawba County.

The Bandys grad and current Delmarva Shorebirds pitcher allowed one hit, one walk and no runs in his one-inning starting appearance at the 2014 South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

June 17th

Hunter Harvey returns to Catawba County an All-Star

June 17, 2014

Before a jam-packed crowd of 3,753 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium, Hunter Harvey made his long-awaited return home to Catawba County.

The Bandys grad and current Delmarva Shorebirds pitcher allowed one hit, one walk and no runs in his one-inning starting appearance at the 2014 South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

Local philanthropist gives last gift to Claremont

June 17, 2014

Martha Kline, of Newton, passed away in April 2014, leaving behind a legacy with the Jessup-Kline Hosiery Company.

“She was a genuine person who dedicated her life to the mill,” said Doug Barrick, city manager of Claremont. “Even after it closed, she would go the mill to do her work.”

Splish-splashing in the heat

June 17, 2014

The Splash Pad in Conover was busy on Monday as school-age kids celebrate their first day out for summer.

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.

June 16th

Arrest made in rape investigation

June 16, 2014

Troy Daniel Hamilton, 36, of S. Ashe Ave. Newton, was arrested and charged with felony first degree rape.

The incident was called into police on June 9 at approximately 4:07 a.m. and occurred at 2308 N. Anderson Ave. in Newton, officials said.

Hats off to N-CHS

June 16, 2014

203 seniors turned their tassels Friday night during Newton-Conover High School’s 2014 graduation.

Blazing the trail

June 16, 2014

Catawba County’s new thread trail project is now well underway.

Volunteers have been working on the new half of mile trail segment that will connect Heritage Trail onto Radio Station Road in Newton. With the completion of the segment, it will create a 6.3-mile continuous trail connecting the cities of Newton and Conover.

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