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May 30th, 2014

‘¿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...?"

Butter My Biscuits

May 30, 2014

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.

Friday, May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

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.

May 29th

Honoring Survivors

May 29, 2014

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 — cancer survivors.

Newton City Council heading home

May 29, 2014

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.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014

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.

May 28th

Newton’s Fire Department now pulling double-duty as first responders

May 28, 2014

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 workout with Silver Sneakers

May 28, 2014

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.

'Be Careful'

May 28, 2014

"Be careful," Charles Laney, owner of Laney Airport in Maiden, said to James Thomas as he headed towards his home-built aircraft on Sunday.

Laney said that Thomas kept his plane there at the airport and was a regular of their small business.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014

Rebecca “Becky” Elizabeth Hass Lawing ,67, of Maiden passed away Monday, May 27, 2014 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Lawing Family.

Phyllis Long, age 87, of Newton, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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