June 2nd, 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.
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.
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, "Â¿CÃ³mo se dice?" â€” which means "How do you say...?"
Downtown Newtown will be filled with the smell of warm, buttery, southern biscuits on June 5.
Newton is home to Renwood Mills, makers of Southern Biscuit flour, and the company will be sponsoring its annual Southern Biscuit Day on June 5 in the Historic Courthouse Square in downtown Newton, from 7 a.m. until noon.
Ruth Revonda Deitz Arrowood, 91 of Newton died Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Conover Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Conover. The family will receive 2-3 p.m., one hour prior, in the chapel of Jenkins Funeral Home.
Shoua Lor Thao, age 92 passed away May 19, 2014 in MN.Services will conclude on Sunday, June 1, 2014 with burial at Cranberry Cemetery in Newland, NC.
Paparazzi cameras flashed as local celebrities entered the doors of the Tarlton Complex at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC).
These celebrities haven't been in movies or television, aren't models for magazines, they are survivors â€” cancer survivors.
Newton City Council will be heading back home for their next meeting on Tuesday, June 3.
The Council Chambers for the city of Newton have been renovated for the first time since they were built in 1976.
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.
Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, 89, of Conover, NC died Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Levine Hospice House in Huntersville, NC. The MacDowell family has entrusted arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton, NC.
Dorothy Mae Ray, age 74, of Lincolnton passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. There will be no formal services.
The citizens of Newton are now relying on the fire department more than just putting out fires.
The Newton City Council approved back in March for the fire department to be included as a first responder for medical calls within the city limits.
Seniors in Newton have a new place they can go workout.
The Perfect Workout, located in downtown, was recently accredited as a Healthway Silver Sneaker Fitness location.
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.