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May 27th, 2014

Local girl graduates LR Top of the Class

May 27, 2014

Moving the tassel from the right to the left signified four years of hard work had paid off for one local girl.

Logan Bearfield, of Conover, graduated with the class of 2014 at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s commencement last Friday night, adorned with honor cords of all colors.

A Second Snuggle

May 27, 2014

This Memorial Day we honored those who died while serving the U.S. military. Though they might be gone, they’re never forgotten.

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.

Newton Honors those who have fallen

May 27, 2014

Newton-Conover High School’s Jr. ROTC march during the presentation of the colors.

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.

Home-built aircraft crashes; pilot dead

May 27, 2014

“Look at the pretty plane!”

Paige Gragg was playing in her backyard with her baby when they saw a red, yellow, and white plane doing tricks in the sky.

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.

May 26th

Racing’s Rembrandts

May 26, 2014

While NASCAR drivers “trade paint” at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend, three Catawba County men are leaving their mark on the track’s races — literally.

Alan Jones, Steve Boudrow and Dixon Hucks all work for Jones Sign Co., of Sherrills Ford., painting the infield grass for Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Witnesses: Man fires at house, then shoots himself

May 26, 2014

Newton Police, along with fire and EMS, responded to a call around 5:30 Friday afternoon where shots were fired at a house on Ervin Avenue.

May 23rd

A Growing Disease

May 23, 2014

"It's like watching a child grow backwards," said Marlu Taylor, 63, of Hickory. "But there's no pleasure in that. A child can't wait to make their first step, and with the adults, they eventually can't make a step."

Taylor's husband, Buddy, passed away in 2011 after battling Alzheimer's disease for nine years.

Newton man arrested for shooting at police

May 23, 2014

A Newton man was arrested as part of a duo who stole a vehicle and fired shots at police officers in Hickory on Tuesday.

James Brandon Smith, 34, of 21 Phoenix Dr. in Newton, and Erin Olivia Shell, 34, of 7799 Piney Mt. Street in Hickory were identified as the suspects shown in a surveillance video.

O-N-E Editor Seth Mabry thinks Newton’s City Council needs to get to the “core” of the logo issue

May 23, 2014

Was anyone else as confused as I was during Tuesday's nights Newton City Council meeting? I was told before I ever attended my first ever City Council meeting that the topic of the new city logo was going to be a total debacle. And it lived up to the hype.

May 22nd

Golden Girls

May 22, 2014

Four local girls brought home gold medals in the 2013-14 Girl Scout troop year.

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