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July 3rd, 2014

All knotted up at one apiece

July 3, 2014

Hickory Post 48’s Jordan Eckard celebrates with teammate Cameron Chapman after scoring in Wednesday’s Area IV playoff game against Alexander County. Hickory won, 10-7, to tie the series, 1-1.

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.

County Floods, One Year Later

July 3, 2014

"I remember it was a heavy, intense, unrelenting rain," said Newton City Manager Todd Clark about the July 2013 floods in Catawba County. "We had a swift water rescue here in Newton after a gentlemen was washed off a bridge. He was rescued, but it was very terrifying for him.

July 2nd

Hard work pays off for VFW

July 2, 2014

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5305 of Newton has received a high honor — the All-State Team Award. The award is given in recognition of their hard work within the community.

"The District is made up of eight hard working posts that help out veterans, community, active duty members and their families," said Larry Teague, senior vice of District 14.

Safety and Fireworks

July 2, 2014

Summer is here and it is time for the Fourth of July holiday. For many people, this holiday means food, fun, and fireworks. Yes, fireworks can be fun; but they also can be very dangerous. To keep this holiday from turning into a tragedy, the Hickory Fire Department offers these safety precautions.

Newton homicide investigation continues

July 2, 2014

The investigation continues into the murder of Newton-Conover City Schools teacher Margaret “Maggie” Daniels.

Newton Police Chief Don Brown said Tuesday evening that a roundtable discussion involving police, investigators, and the District Attorney had occurred to talk about the incident.

July 1st

Largest county fire and rescue grant awarded

July 1, 2014

Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) has announced $1,777,320 in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant to local fire departments in the Tenth Congressional District.

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.

4th of July Splash Blast

July 1, 2014

Sabrina Crumley, 16, of Newton and cousin Austin Crumley, 15, of Newton splash around in the Newton Recreation Center Swimming Pool on Monday.

Deeply Rooted

July 1, 2014

Standing looking up at the huge trees growing on the lawn at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Newton, one could only imagine the stories they could share. They began growing roots 65 years ago, along with the people who have graced the halls of this beautiful building over such a span of time.

June 30th

BREAKING: 911 call released in Daniels' homicide

June 30, 2014

The 911 call in the homicide case of Maggie Daniels has been released.

You can listen to the complete call online below:

As more information is available, it will be featured in The O-N-E and posted on observernewsonline.com

BREAKING: Women's death investigated as homicide

June 30, 2014

The death of a woman in Newton on Saturday morning is being investigated as a homicide, according to the Newton Police Department.

Maggie Daniels, 31, was found dead in her apartment at W. 17th Street in Newton at 10:37 a.m. on Saturday.

After a preliminary autopsy, a medical examiner suspects "foul play" is involved.

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