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July 18th, 2014

Mother charged in 4-year-old’s drowning

July 18, 2014

4-year-old Logan Putnam was swimming with friends in Lake Hickory on May 24 when he was left underwater for 10 minutes, officials said. Putnam died the following Monday as a result of the incident.

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.

Anderson convicted of Obstruction of Justice

July 18, 2014

District Attorney James C. Gaither, Jr announces the conviction of April Jean Anderson, 36, of Winston-Salem, NC, for (F) Obstruction of Justice (2 counts) after a two day trial in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court this week. The jury deliberated for approximately two hours prior to returning the verdicts of guilty as charged.

Stuff the Bus

July 18, 2014

The Catawba County United Way is reaching out to citizens to "Stuff the Bus" with school supplies for local children who need them.

Weekend of Fun in Newton

July 18, 2014

Downtown Newton will be busy this weekend with the final 'Movies in the Park' and a Cruisin’ Newton car show.

The movie will be “Despicable Me 2” and be shown at Southside Park Friday evening. The movie event and popcorn is sponsored by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet and the arts and crafts for the children before the movie will be provided by Vertical Church in Newton.

July 17th

Hornets aim for championship repeat in 35th season

July 17, 2014

In the team’s 35th season, the Catawba County Hornets aim to do something no other team in the Central Carolinas Football League has ever done — repeat.

The Hornets are coming off a championship season in the CCFL.

The team’s returning players were presented with their title rings on Thursday during practice.

Hornets dominate Pelicans, 104-75, to advance

July 17, 2014

After starting off the NBA Summer League with three losses in three games, the Charlotte Hornets are on a roll.

The Hornets defeated the New Orleans Pelicans, 104-75, in the second round of the Summer League tournament on Thursday.

The victory by Charlotte follows up a 82-81 first-round victory against the Dallas Mavericks behind Roberto Nelson's 3-point buzzer beater.

Malaysian Airline Reported Shot Down

July 17, 2014

Plane Crashes Near The Border Of Ukraine (actual crash footage)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 17, 2014

Sally Maney Eckard, age 60, of Rock Hill, SC, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. The family will receive on Friday, July 18 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Drum Funeral Home.

Something Shakespeare this way comes

July 17, 2014

The Green Room Community Theatre is in the works of its 17th annual Summer Shakespeare Theatre Institute. The unique and creative experience is set up as a week-long theatre day program for children in first to 12th grade. Students get to explore the mysterious world of William Shakespeare and the Elizabeathin era.

Voters packed polls statewide for runoff

July 17, 2014

Nearly 10,000 Catawba County voters cast ballots in Tuesday's runoff election, keeping with a statewide pattern of high turnout at the polls.

"We had almost 13 percent turnout," said Amanda Duncan, Catawba County Board of Elections director. "That was very much higher than normal."

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