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June 3rd, 2014

School buses getting safer

June 3, 2014

Four people have been caught passing stopped school buses in the last three weeks, thanks to a new technology being used by the Catawba County Transportation.

Catawba County Transportation consists of the three school districts in the county — Newton-Conover City Schools, Catawba County Schools, and Hickory City Schools.

Woman murdered by Michael Myers, lives to tell about it

June 3, 2014

As Joan Schuermeyer sat in her trailer getting into makeup, she suddenly realized she wasn't alone. Turning around, she noticed an enormous man walk past her. The man is 6'10”, with a big wooly beard, and his presence was felt as he moved through the trailer quietly, grinning. It was then that Schuermeyer realized that the man who entered was none other than serial killer Michael Myers.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June 3, 2014

Peggy Martin Laughridge, age 62, of Conover, NC, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton, NC. The Laughridge family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.

June 2nd

Bears start state title series Friday in Greensboro

June 2, 2014

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the schedule for the best-of-three prep baseball state championship series involving Bunker Hill High School.

The 2A and 4A state title series were both assigned to UNC-Greensboro Stadium.

The Bears (26-5) face Midway (25-4) in game one starting Friday at 8 p.m. at UNC-Greensboro's Stadium.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

June 2, 2014

Jerry Milton Huffman Sr., age 74, of Sherrills Ford, passed away on May 29, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice, Sherrills Ford. The Huffman family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC.

Leaving a Legacy in Art

June 2, 2014

"We are Newton-Conover."

That's the theme for Newton-Conover City Schools this year, and one Newton-Conover High School senior has found a way to represent each person that makes up her school – in a single mural.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Wesley’s Tavern scorched by fire

June 2, 2014

At 4:54 Friday morning, Hickory firefighters responded to a reported fire located at 1095 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE. (Wesley’s Tavern). Upon arrival at 04:57, firefighters reported fire coming from the roof of the building. A second alarm was called to respond additional units to assist with the incident.

Empowered in purple

June 2, 2014

A woman with dark hair. A man with white hair. A young woman with not much hair at all. All of these people, despite their many differences, had one thing in common as they joined together to walk at Friday night's Relay for Life.

These people are survivors, and they are walking to celebrate their lives, remember those who lost the fight, and inspire others still going through the battle.

May 30th

Purple Couch

May 30, 2014

Lights, Camera, Action.
The theme for the 2014 Catawba County Relay for Life became quite literal as a local film crew volunteered their time to produce a special something for the cause.

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.

‘¿Cómo se dice adventura?’

May 30, 2014

A few local girls will be tubing down the Amarillo River in a few weeks, after they pack their bags and head to Costa Rica this weekend. The students will become acquainted with the spanish language and most likely the phrase, "¿Cómo se dice?" — which means "How do you say...?"

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