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Thursday, December 18, 2014

December 18, 2014

Patrick Wayne Bumgarner 41 of Newton passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111

IRS scam hits Catawba County once again

December 18, 2014

If you've ever gotten a call from the IRS demanding money, you're not the only one.

Recently, local citizens who wished to remain anonymous told the O-N-E that they had seen the calls flooding in as well.

There's no need to be alarmed though.

Carolinas politicians get payouts from broker

December 18, 2014

Soon after taking office, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina accepted six-figure stock payouts from an online mortgage broker accused by regulators of deceiving its customers.

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

Hwy. 10 wreck kills power at Startown

December 18, 2014

At approximately 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, an SUV travelling on Hwy. 10 near the Startown community ran off the road, striking a power pole. The pole landed on top of the vehicle. As a result of the accident, Startown Elementary School and surrounding area was without power for several hours. Power was restored around noon, according to several residents in the area.

December 17th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

Christian Ministry

December 17, 2014

For the last 29 years, Susan Brymer has spearheaded Lincolnton’s Christian Ministry, helping feed, clothe and provide financial assistance for hundreds of hurting and impoverished families throughout Lincoln County.

Protecting the Past

December 17, 2014

For nearly two decades, the historical stories, people, artifacts, folklore and traditions of Lincoln County have been the prime passion of one man—a local leader who has made it his mission to preserve and protect the past of one tiny Southern community.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December 17, 2014

Mrs. Evelyn B. Wanzer, age 94, of Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living Center, Boone, passed away Sunday afternoon, December 14, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center. Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Sisters celebrate more than 100 years

December 17, 2014

Both residents at Abernethy Laurels, Lois Mundy and Marie Robinson (sisters) recently celebrated their 106 and 104 birthdays.

The Clash

December 17, 2014

The former Cheerwine facility in Conover has been transformed into a haven for soccer fans of all ages — Shea Stadium Sports, an indoor soccer complex.

The project is a collaboration between Kevin Shea, Brian Vierling, Toby Tate, Chete Soto, Dan Loyer and Dave Walker, who have enjoyed coaching and playing soccer locally for years.

Knowing it would be the final game for teammate Josh Ramseur, Alex Johnson put in the extra work in...
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...
A journey that started in Orlando, Fla. for Austin Gorman has continued through Western North...

 

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