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April 23rd, 2015

Earth Day

April 23, 2015

Students at North Newton Elementary School had a chance to enjoy the nice weather outdoors on Wednesday at they learn how to plant trees and flowers, cleaning up trash and keeping the planet healthy during an Earth Day project at the school.

April 22nd

Heavy rains cause wastewater spills in Newton

April 22, 2015

House Bill 1160, which the General Assembly enacted in July 1999, requires municipalities, animal operations, industries and others who operate waste handling systems to issue news releases when a waste spill of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.

Man accused of raping child relative

April 22, 2015

A Lincolnton man was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s office for allegedly raping a relative under the age of 16, Sheriff Coy Reid said.

Clayton Houston Hoyle, 39, of Grandview Lane in Lincolnton was arrested on Friday.

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.

Conover man charged with kidnap, assault

April 22, 2015

A man was arrested for allegedly stabbing and holding his girlfriend against her will on Tuesday night.

At approximately 11:30 p.m., Catawba County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call that Jonathan Leslie Blackburn, 48, had assaulted his 28-year-old girlfriend at his residence on Buddy Street in Conover, Sheriff Coy Reid said.

N-CHS names new principal

April 22, 2015

Newton-Conover City Schools is excited to welcome Mr. Chris Penley as the principal of Newton-Conover High School. Mr. Penley has served as the principal of Lakeshore Middle School in Mooresville since January, 2013.

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.

Village Approved

April 22, 2015

“Do you hear that?” Mike Roth questioned to the audience at Monday night’s Catawba County Board of Commissioners’ meeting as he waved around a silent tape recorder. “That’s the sound of 200 pristine acres in Terrell that have just been ravaged.”

April 21st

60-second weather changes

April 21, 2015

"It's a three step process," said Catawba County Emergency Services' Karyn Yaussy.

Spring months are known for their 60-second weather changes. Flood and tornado watches and warnings are typically in Catawba County during this time of year. It’s important to be prepared for emergency weather situations. There's a few steps that can be taken in order to do so:

Looking Better Together: Newton commission helps neighbors tackle yard work

April 21, 2015

NEWTON, N.C. – City of Newton Appearance Commission members came together to spruce up a neighbor’s yard as part of the Looking Better Together program.

Looking Better Together is about helping senior citizens, disabled people and veterans with simple landscaping projects around their homes.

April 20th

NBA Playoffs Recap and Predictions

April 20, 2015

The NBA Playoffs started this past Saturday. We are going to look at the results and give predictions on how the rest of the series goes. We will start in the Eastern Conference first.

Eastern Conference

Game 1
Chicago Bulls 103
Milwaukee Bucks 91

Mystery Surrounds Historical Anniversary

April 20, 2015

Friday marked 150 years since the only recorded incident of wartime military action in Catawba County, when a local Confederate soldier was killed by Union troops. Research into the fabled event, however, now calls into question the identity of the dead warrior.

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