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January 22nd, 2015
I've tried to live a decent life," said Mr. Ray Von Caldwell. "I think a lot of people have recognized that â€“ even when I didn't have to tell them."
After 44 years of working with the Catawba County Planning Board, Caldwell has decided to retire from the position.
Five barns and outbuildings and around an acre of land caught on fire around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at a residence on Triplet Farm Road in Maiden.
Firefighters from Maiden, Newton and North 321 fire departments responded to a call where a fire was threatening multiple structures.
The firefighters had the blaze quickly under control upon arrival.
Last May, the Newton City council voted to fund the operational cost for remainder of the city's pool season and then re-evaluate opening the pool for the 2015 summer.
On Tuesday, the council voted of the future of the pool- at least, the short-term future.
Deborah Johnson, director of the Children's Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County, recently retired after 10 years of service.
Officers responded to a call from the victim of forcible rape on the night of Friday, Jan. 16.
The incident occurred in the Plaza Latina Shopping Center at approximately 10:30 p.m.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
A home in Catawba will be invaded on Sunday by a recently married, musical duo from Nashville.
Blake Gray and Brian Nutter are kicking off their year with a special kind of tour to promote their duet group, unBRAKEable. The Home Invasion Tour covers 103 cities in four months, trading out the typical venues for intimate concerts inside peopleâ€™s homes.
In the past two years, the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) in Conover has helped 810 entrepreneurs develop their dream into a reality, according to Director Dan St. Louis.
This fact, along with other notes of accomplishments in innovation, was highlighted in a video St. Louis and his team submitted to the N.C. State Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) Spaces for Innovation Challenge.
James Philo Isenhower, who died Friday evening, was truly a citizen of Newton-Conover, Catawba County, North Carolina, United States of America. The businessman-realtor personified the bonds that bind the twin cities community; he resided in Conover only blocks from the family home where he grew up and he spent each business day in Newton at his office and lunching in local eateries.
Dustin Wayne Sanders, 26, of Newton, pleaded guilty to robbery with a dangerous weapon in Burke County Superior Court Tuesday, Jan. 13.
Sanders was given an active sentence of four to six years by the Honorable Robert C. Ervin, Superior Court Judge from Morganton.
"I have been called negro, colored, afro american, african-american, black American, and I have been just plain black," Dr. Michael Wimberly said during Monday's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration at the 1924 Courthouse in Newton.