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May 27th, 2014

Local girl graduates LR Top of the Class

May 27, 2014

Moving the tassel from the right to the left signified four years of hard work had paid off for one local girl.

Logan Bearfield, of Conover, graduated with the class of 2014 at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s commencement last Friday night, adorned with honor cords of all colors.

Local girl graduates LR Top of the Class

May 27, 2014

Moving the tassel from the right to the left signified four years of hard work had paid off for one local girl.

Logan Bearfield, of Conover, graduated with the class of 2014 at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s commencement last Friday night, adorned with honor cords of all colors.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

John "Harper" Plumer Cilley, III, 91 of Newton passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. The Cilley family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home in Newton-#828-464-1555.

A Second Snuggle

May 27, 2014

This Memorial Day we honored those who died while serving the U.S. military. Though they might be gone, they’re never forgotten.

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

Newton Honors those who have fallen

May 27, 2014

Newton-Conover High School’s Jr. ROTC march during the presentation of the colors.

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

Home-built aircraft crashes; pilot dead

May 27, 2014

“Look at the pretty plane!”

Paige Gragg was playing in her backyard with her baby when they saw a red, yellow, and white plane doing tricks in the sky.

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

May 26th

Racing’s Rembrandts

May 26, 2014

While NASCAR drivers “trade paint” at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend, three Catawba County men are leaving their mark on the track’s races — literally.

Alan Jones, Steve Boudrow and Dixon Hucks all work for Jones Sign Co., of Sherrills Ford., painting the infield grass for Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Witnesses: Man fires at house, then shoots himself

May 26, 2014

Newton Police, along with fire and EMS, responded to a call around 5:30 Friday afternoon where shots were fired at a house on Ervin Avenue.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

May 26, 2014

John Wilson Leagon died peacefully on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, his seventy-fifth birthday, at his residence with his family by his side. The Leagon family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.

May 25th

Jimmie Johnson wins fourth Coca-Cola 600 trophy

May 25, 2014

It had been a long time since Jimmie Johnson laid claim to the Coca-Cola 600 championship — nine years in fact.

Starting from the pole of Saturday's 55th event, Johnson led a race-high 164 laps en rout to winning the annual Memorial Day weekend race, etching his first victory of the 2014 season.

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