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September 18th, 2012

From the publisher: A stay neither 'short' nor 'pleasant'

September 18, 2012

The first letter to the editor I received at The Observer News Enterprise was short and not so sweet.

In response to one of my early O-N-E columns pondering why there’s a pause at a particular place in the pledge of allegiance, a reader wrote in 2002: “I hope you have a pleasant, but short stay in Catawba County.”

A little more than 10 years later, my stay here hasn’t exactly been short.

July 16th

Laurels and darts: County's justice system fails to protect lives

July 16, 2012


Darts to the Catawba County justice system which has not only failed to keep safe the streets of Catawba County for citizens, but also failed people like Brett VonDrehle in the process.

May 30th

May 29th

From the publisher: Don't let negative news define us

May 29, 2012

Welcome to Catawba County, a wonderful community in the foothills of North Carolina that is within an hour of some of the most beautiful outdoor places and metropolitan locations in the state.

But why leave the county?

May 18th

May 15th

Dear editor: Students the heart of Maiden athletics

May 15, 2012

Dear editor:

There seems to be lots of hoopla going on these days about the dire straits of athletics at Maiden High School.

For a few years it seemed as if Blue Devil athletics were on a declining trend struggling to regain the glories of past seasons. In all the debate over coaching, everyone has overlooked what this bunch of kids has accomplished.

May 8th

Dear editor: School leaders should beg Tom Brown for help

May 8, 2012

Dear editor:

May 7th

Maiden letter writer seeks football answers

May 7, 2012

Editor's note: The following letter to Catawba County Schools Superintendent Glenn Barger was shared with The Observer News Enterprise.


As a resident of Maiden and a taxpayer in Catawba County, I along with most of the Maiden High School district want to know what is going on with our football coach, and it is OUR coach since this is our community.

Dear editor: Beatty works for constituents

May 7, 2012

Dear editor:

As a native of Catawba County, I would like to voice my support for Barbara Beatty for Catawba County Commissioner. Barbara Beatty has worked tirelessly for the citizens of Catawba County. She provides great constitutent service and works to find solutions to all citizens concerns-large and small.

May 4th

Dear editor: All people deserve same freedoms, rights

May 4, 2012

Dear editor:

I am writing in response to the editorial written by Thomas S. Kern III (“Marriage amendment not about discrimination,” The O-N-E, May 3).

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