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January 23rd, 2014

Local poet Owens is featured on radio show

January 24, 2014

Hickory poet Scott Owens was featured on Garrison Keillor’s National Public Radio show, “The Writer’s Almanac” on Thursday.

Owens’ poem, “Cleaning House,” from his new collection “Eye of the Beholder” was read aloud by Keillor on this daily nationally syndicated radio and online show. Readers can still hear the poem at writersalmanac.publicradio.org.

January 21st

Different policies for schools regarding drug testing

January 22, 2014

Steroids — they’ve become a huge topic in the world of sports.

Performance-enhancing drugs have changed the landscape of both college and professional sports, but what happens when that same culture affects the prep sports realm?

Ordinance receives majority vote, doesn’t pass

January 22, 2014

The battle of yard sales ordinance still wages on for the city of Newton.

In last night’s meeting, the Newton City Council voted 4-3 in favor of the ordinance on yard sales with Mayor Anne Stedman’s vote breaking the tie.

Despite a majority vote, the ordinance did not pass.

January 20th

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 21, 2014

Downtown Newton was filled with remembrance and song on Monday morning as the Catawba County branch of the NAACP hosted a march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“It’s a beautiful day to have a march,” said Catawba County NAACP President Jerry McCombs. “The sun was shining, and it was a success.”

Mobile meth lab is discovered in Maiden

January 21, 2014

A Maiden Police Officer discovered components of a mobile meth lab in the passenger area of a vehicle during a traffic stop just after midnight Saturday on Water Plant Road.

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.

Red Devils win titles at Little Indian Classic

January 21, 2014

The Newton-Conover Middle School wrestling team represented strong during Saturday’s Little Indian Classic at St. Stephens High School.

Red Devil wrestlers Devin Chambers, Barrett Harkins, Francisco Tapia and C.J. Blanton all won first place in their respective weight classes at the event.

January 17th

Local acapella champions to hold their open house

January 18, 2014

The ladies of the Carolina Style Chorus consider it to be one of the best kept secrets in the area, but they are ready for the community to hear their voices loud and clear.

The chorus is a part of an international organization, the Sweet Adelines, who work to learn and perform barbershop style music.

January 16th

Preventing the spread of the flu

January 16, 2014

Having the flu is no big deal, right?

Well, think again.

Currently, 27 people in the state of North Carolina have died as a result from the flu — three of them being from Catawba County.

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.

Car hit by truck, strikes guard rail

January 16, 2014

A woman was sent to the hospital on Thursday after her car spun around and struck a guard rail.

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.

PWX wrestling hosts ‘Taken By Force’ on Saturday

January 16, 2014

For the third time in the past five months, the Premiere Wrestling Xperience (PWX) invades the Hickory Metro Convention Center on Saturday.

The wrestling promotion, which has been in existence since 2003, features some of the top independent professional wrestlers in the country.

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