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June 4th, 2014

Wreck injures driver

June 4, 2014

A man was taken to the hospital after his white Chevrolet truck made its way up the bank at the southeast corner of the East 20th Street and Hwy. 16 intersection in Newton.

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.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June 4, 2014

Maxine Janette Cline Reinhardt, age 86, of Newton, passed away Monday, June 02, 2014, at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. The Reinhardt family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.

Mildred Clark Teachout 85 of Conover died Monday, June 2, 2014 at Hospice of Sherrills Ford. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

June 3rd

Hunter Harvey named starter for SAL All-Star Game

June 3, 2014

Hunter Harvey is a baseball All-Star.

Nearly a year after being drafted with the 22nd pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft, the former Bandys High standout will start in the 2014 South Atlantic League All-Star Game at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory on June 17.

Letter to the editor

June 3, 2014

Abernethy: Newton budget can’t be passed if no one is there to vote on it

Dear Editor,

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.

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