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Sweet treats in Downtown

October 31, 2014

“Double, double, toil and trouble – fire burn and cauldron bubble.”

All Hallow's Eve is upon us, a night of frolic, where children wear costumes and run amok.

Ghouls and goblins, rats and bats and the living-dead all come out to play.

Picking Pumpkins

October 31, 2014

Pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors began sprouting up at farms across Catawba County in September. Although many farms didn’t have much of a crop of this year, Devine Farms, located at 2675 St. James Church Road in Newton, is still giving away hundreds of their “old-timey” pumpkins.

Eerie Investigation

October 31, 2014

If there is something strange in your neighborhood, who are you going to call?

Maybe you should call Jeff Porter, founder of The "Unexplained" Investigators.

According to the group's Facebook page, The “Unexplained” Investigators is a Hickory-based investigative group which focuses on "Paranormal, UFO, Bigfoot, and Unexplained Phenomena research and Investigations."

VIDEO: The Best Halloween Costumes for Pets

October 31, 2014

Halloween is the perfect time to have fun, pet owners! Why not let your pet in on the fun with a new costume this season.

October 30th

Professional monsters lurking in Newton

October 30, 2014

About 50,000 thrill-seekers are expected to brave the darkened depths of Carowinds amusement park for Halloween this weekend. Each fall, the park stays open late on weekends throughout October for the Scarowinds Halloween Haunt.

500 monsters work in the various sections of the park to spook guests — and a few are from Newton.

VIDEO: Bumgarner Shines As Giants Win World Series

October 30, 2014

Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night

October 29th

Doctor accused of trafficking drugs

October 29, 2014

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office, SBI and DEA have been conducting an investigation on Dr. John Woodruff Kessel. The investigation is in reference to fraud elute drug prescriptions.

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.

‘He’s a fighter’

October 29, 2014

A tiny, three-pound and nine-ounce gift was delivered earlier than expected on Aug. 17 to Casey and Tyler McKinney, of Conover. Their baby, Koltin, was born premature at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

“Everything went well with the pregnancy and the delivery was fine,” Casey said. “We didn’t have any reason to worry.”

October 28th

Spooktacular in Newton

October 28, 2014

Downtown Newton was filled with ghost and goblins Saturday evening for the Newton Halloween Spooktacular. Kids of all ages were treated to games and goodies as they trunk-or-treated and also had a costume contest.

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.

Dr. Hart earns state's highest civilian honor

October 28, 2014

Dr. Bob Hart (bottom center) was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award Saturday during the Hart Square Festival. Dr. Hart is pictured with the Hart family-- son Eric Hart and his wife Margaret hart and their three kids, Robert, Abby and Rebecca Hart. Other son is Keith Hart and his wife Lisa Hart. Their son, Carson Hart.

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