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July 1st, 2014

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July 1, 2014

Mark David Wireman, age 52, of Newton passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at his residence. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Wireman family.

Roger Dale Brown, 64 of Claremont died Friday June 27, 2014 at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem. The Brown family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service, 828-465-2111

Largest county fire and rescue grant awarded

July 1, 2014

Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) has announced $1,777,320 in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant to local fire departments in the Tenth Congressional District.

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.

4th of July Splash Blast

July 1, 2014

Sabrina Crumley, 16, of Newton and cousin Austin Crumley, 15, of Newton splash around in the Newton Recreation Center Swimming Pool on Monday.

Deeply Rooted

July 1, 2014

Standing looking up at the huge trees growing on the lawn at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Newton, one could only imagine the stories they could share. They began growing roots 65 years ago, along with the people who have graced the halls of this beautiful building over such a span of time.

June 30th

BREAKING: 911 call released in Daniels' homicide

June 30, 2014

The 911 call in the homicide case of Maggie Daniels has been released.

You can listen to the complete call online below:

As more information is available, it will be featured in The O-N-E and posted on observernewsonline.com

BREAKING: Women's death investigated as homicide

June 30, 2014

The death of a woman in Newton on Saturday morning is being investigated as a homicide, according to the Newton Police Department.

Maggie Daniels, 31, was found dead in her apartment at W. 17th Street in Newton at 10:37 a.m. on Saturday.

After a preliminary autopsy, a medical examiner suspects "foul play" is involved.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

June 30, 2014

David Colan Swink, age 86, of Conover, NC passed away Friday, June 27, 2014 at his residence. The Swink family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

Leroy Hawks, age 78, of Conover, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at his residence. Drum Funeral Home and Cremations in Hickory is honored to be serving the Hawks family.

New Direction for the Arts

June 30, 2014

The Newton Auditorium has a new director ready to take on the challenge of reviving the old auditorium while bringing more cultural arts to Catawba County. "I like to see good art happening, and would love to see it here," new director Ingrid Anna-Lisa Keller said.

Last week, Ingrid Anna-Lisa Keller took the position and has started to bring back the love for the arts.

Newton man arrested for BB&T robberies

June 30, 2014

On Thursday June 26, Joshua Paul Wilson of 1918 Ellick Drive Newton, NC 28658 was charged with 2 Counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. The charges stem from a robbery on April 4th at BB&T bank in Maiden, and May 20th at BB&T in Claremont. Also, Wilson has warrants for Robber with a Dangerous Weapon that occurred on June 13th at BB&T in Valdese.

Dreaming Big

June 30, 2014

Abracadabra, alakazam!

Caleb Sigmon, 21, grew up in Hudson using his imagination to become a cowboy, slay dragons, and even do magic.

Sigmon never quite let go of his playful imagination and has now found a way to build his career around it.

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