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January 22nd, 2015

A real barn burner

January 22, 2015

Five barns and outbuildings and around an acre of land caught on fire around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at a residence on Triplet Farm Road in Maiden.

Firefighters from Maiden, Newton and North 321 fire departments responded to a call where a fire was threatening multiple structures.

The firefighters had the blaze quickly under control upon arrival.

Testing the Waters

January 22, 2015

Last May, the Newton City council voted to fund the operational cost for remainder of the city's pool season and then re-evaluate opening the pool for the 2015 summer.

On Tuesday, the council voted of the future of the pool- at least, the short-term future.

January 21st

Bandys freshman inspiring teammates, opponents

January 21, 2015

With injuries to key starters and returning players, Jason Barnes knew he’d have his hands full entering his first season as head coach of the Bandys boys basketball program.

Through the difficulty of winning games and being competitive, one Trojan junior varsity basketball player has helped to give his teammates, coaches, community and even opponents a different outlook on life.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January 21, 2015

Roberta Jean Pruitt Lail of Advance NC, passed away January 14, 2015 at home with Galen her son, Jason her grandson and Shelia Carter her friend and caregiver by her side. Online condolences may be made to www.frankvoglerandsons.com.

Johnson retires as director of CAPC

January 21, 2015

Deborah Johnson, director of the Children's Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County, recently retired after 10 years of service.

Juvenile reportedly raped at Plaza Latina

January 21, 2015

Officers responded to a call from the victim of forcible rape on the night of Friday, Jan. 16.

The incident occurred in the Plaza Latina Shopping Center at approximately 10:30 p.m.

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.

Nashville duo to play at Catawba home

January 21, 2015

A home in Catawba will be invaded on Sunday by a recently married, musical duo from Nashville.

Blake Gray and Brian Nutter are kicking off their year with a special kind of tour to promote their duet group, unBRAKEable. The Home Invasion Tour covers 103 cities in four months, trading out the typical venues for intimate concerts inside people’s homes.

MSC finalist for innovation challenge

January 21, 2015

In the past two years, the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) in Conover has helped 810 entrepreneurs develop their dream into a reality, according to Director Dan St. Louis.

This fact, along with other notes of accomplishments in innovation, was highlighted in a video St. Louis and his team submitted to the N.C. State Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) Spaces for Innovation Challenge.

January 20th

Saint boys, Hickory girls win county swimming titles

January 20, 2015

Through four years of the event, one high school had always taken home both the boys and girls titles at the Catawba County Swimming Championships.

That tradition ended on Tuesday when the St. Stephens High School boys and the Hickory High School girls each took home their respective trophies during the fifth annual meet held at the Hickory Foundation YMCA.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

January 20, 2015

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Girls basketball
Hickory 78, Hibriten 29
St. Stephens 64, Fred T. Foard 37

Boys basketball
Fred T. Foard 76, St. Stephens 49
Hickory 61, Hibriten 52

Wrestling
Fred T. Foard 61, St. Stephens 9

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