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April 29th, 2015

First felony bench trial in the district

April 29, 2015

Opening arguments and testimony in the first felony bench trial held in the 25th Prosecutorial District took place Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Catawba County Superior Court.

Linzie Lee Swink and his attorney, Michael Neece, requested and were granted a bench trial - approved as a constitutional amendment to allow the practice by voters during the November 2014 election.

Man accused of stealing guns, violating probation

April 29, 2015

Joshua Howard Wallace, 24, of Mount Beulah Road in Sherrills Ford was arrested on Monday after he allegedly stole multiple firearms from a residence he was staying at temporarily.

‘Cutting Footloose’

April 29, 2015

What do you think of when you hear the word "Footloose"?

Maybe the catchy cover of the song by Blake Shelton.

Maybe the 1984 musical film or the recently released 2011 remake of the classic if you're part of the younger generation.

Fire guts Conover Lumber

April 29, 2015

As the Tuesday morning sun broke through the nighttime sky in Conover, the town was lit up as a blaze destroyed a 70-year-old business.
A two-alarm fire destroyed two manufacturing buildings at Conover Lumber Company around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, officials said.

April 28th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

April 28, 2015

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
Bunker Hill 7, Newton-Conover 4
East Lincoln 5, Maiden 2
St. Stephens 5, Freedom 4
South Caldwell 12, Fred T. Foard 1
West Lincoln 4, Bandys 1

Softball
Bunker Hill 12, Newton-Conover 0
East Lincoln 10, Maiden 2
Freedom 10, St. Stephens 0

Monday Morning Mishap

April 28, 2015

A Chrysler passenger car lays on its roof after it was involved in a one-vehicle accident on St. James Church Road in Newton around 10:15 Monday morning.

According to the driver, she was traveling down St. James Church road when she hit a “rough patch” in the road which caused her to lose control and wreck.

The driver did not receive any serious injuries from the accident.

Sherrills-Ford man indicted for B&E, larceny

April 28, 2015

Nicholas Leon Simon, 22, of Little Mountain Road in Sherrills Ford was arrested Friday by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. Leon was charged with felony larceny,....

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.

Yard makeover - Newton style

April 28, 2015

Some yards are green – some are brown.

Some bushes are trimmed – others go untamed.

Some leaves are raked – some are scattered about.

Is your yard pretty?

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.

Car chase, kidnapping along Hwy. 16

April 28, 2015

Catawba County Sheriff’s deputies were involved in a high-speed chase along Highway 16 and Buffalo Shoals Road on Thursday.

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.

Bandys duo fishes way to National Championship

April 28, 2015

K.J. Queen and Tyler Black knew this past weekend’s Student Angler Federation High School Fishing National Championship would be the hardest competition of their lives.

Below is a look at Tuesday's American Legion baseball scores involving teams from Catawba County:...
A California boy with a dream of being a race car driver, Matt DiBenedetto’s road to the NASCAR...
The Hickory Sportsman’s Club welcomed Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning for its bi-annual meeting...

 

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