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January 29th, 2014
Mother Nature gave Catawba County its first snow of the year on Tuesday.
With that snowfall came some hazardous road conditions, which affected drivers countywide.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The Maiden Police Department is on the lookout for phone scammers targeting its townâs citizens.
Electric and Utility customers in Maiden have been receiving phone calls from toll free â1-800â numbers pretending to be a representative from the town.
Catawba County and Newton-Conover City Schools will both be closed for the second-straight day on Thursday.
N-CCS Superintendent Dr. David Stegall send out an email around 3 p.m. on Wednesday notifying local media of the system's decision.
Catawba County Schools announced on their website around the same time that they are also closed on Thursday.
Success often comes for those who wait.
That certainly can be said of Dale Jarrett, who didnât reach the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series until age 30 and waited another four years for his first victory.
The Conover Police Department assisted in taking down an out-of-state criminal this past weekend.
The Albion Department for Public Safety obtained a warrant for 47-year-old Jackie Dale McConnell, of Albion, Mich. for his arrest from the Calhoun County Prosecutor for Sex Offender Registry Violations.
Catawba County Schools and Newton-Conover City Schools have both announced they will be closed on Wednesday.
Hickory Public Schools will also be closed.
For further updates on school delays and cancellations, be sure to visit observernewsonline.com.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) wants to hear from you regarding their transportation priorities as part of an effort to implement the stateâs new law.
The Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education is seeking a new member after Scott Loudermelt resigned on Thursday.
Loudermelt was one of the longest tenured board members, having served the Conover district for the past 10 years. His first day on the N-CCS Board was Dec. 1, 2003.
Brad Tompkins may be the best kept secret in Catawba County.
Tompkins works for the city of Newton as tree trimmer. His job is not what makes him special, though. Itâs want he creates outside of work that does.
After Tompkins trims trees down, he turns them into works of art. Tompkins uses his chainsaw to sculpt animals such as bears, eagles and frogs.
After receiving rave reviews from all constituents, the âChampions Courseâ at Rock Barn Golf & Spa will return for the 2014 Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn, which is set for Oct. 13-19 in Conover.