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January 7th, 2014
On Tuesday afternoon, the Observer News Enterprise visited local people in the city of Newton to pose the question, âHow are you staying warm through the cold weather?â
O-N-E Staff Reporter Jimmy Hilton asked this question to three people and took down their responses.
Keeping the streets of Conover clean is not an easy task, but Keith Lynch and his crew are up to the challenge.
Lynch, who is the city's Solid Waste supervisor, said their jobs include picking up the garbage, lawn debris and recycling.
âConover, Newton and Hickory are the three major cities in Catawba County that handle garbage and recycling,â Lynch said.
Dale Jarrett was born and raised in Conover and is a proud resident of the community today.
âIt makes me proud to know that people that I have known and went to school with are still taking care of this great community that we have,â Jarrett said at Monday nightâs Conover City Council meeting. âIâm proud to still be a resident here.â
Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was convicted in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court on Monday.
The 44-year-old Mayfield pled guilty to two counts of possession of stolen goods and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Three local boys have gotten in touch with their soulful side. They travel the country performing bluegrass music as The Moore Brothers Band.
The bandy consists of 15-year-old Jacob Moore, who is the banjo, mandalin and fiddle player; 11-year-old Isaac Moore, who plays guitar; and 19-year-old Daniel Perry, who plays the doghouse bass (double bass) and sings vocals.
A Catawba man has been arrested in connection with the theft of a truck.
Stephen Daniel Sherrill, 27, of 1610 Loftin Drive in Catawba, was charged with two felony counts of Possession of Stolen Goods.
A man was seriously injured early New Year's Day when a black powder homemade cannon exploded in his face.
Lincoln County deputies responded to a residence in the 2300 block of Keener Road at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday where paramedics and firefighters were on the scene treating the patient.
Three Hickory Firefighters are retiring after 30 years of service. Ronnie Thick, Dwayne Starnes and Brent Stine have worked their way up through the ranks to now retire with multiple levels of training.
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.
A fire breaks out in your home while youâre in bed.
How will you realize there is a fire in the home? Would it be through the smell of smoke or the sound of smoke detector going off?
Through the âGet Alarmed North Carolinaâ grant, the Newton Fire Department can go into peopleâs homes and test for the smoke and COD detectors.
One of Catawba Countyâs best-kept secrets has been nationally recognized as a âdiamond in the rough.â
Claremont was chosen as a âHidden Gem of Americaâ on a recent episode of the television show, âCommunities of Distinction with Terry Bradshaw.â