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Meth bust in home owned by deputy

May 31, 2012

A man and woman were caught cooking methamphetamine inside a sheriff’s deputy’s home on Thursday in Hickory.

Deputies discovered two people in the process of manufacturing meth at a home on Highland Avenue in Hickory owned by Deputy Brian Hollar.

Sheriff seeks final approval to hire son

May 31, 2012

Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid will ask county commissioners Monday to approve the hiring of his son as a deputy.

Reid said he intends to hire his son, Cory Reid, as an entry-level road patrol deputy. The deputy position is one of three new road patrol jobs the county is creating during the 2012-13 year.

Cure-seeking cowboy visits Newton

May 31, 2012

Johnny Warnshuis, a California native, is traveling through the Hickory area this week as part of a more than 4,000-mile journey across the United States on horseback.

He says he’s riding to raise awareness about Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a rare inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal cord.

Friday, June 1, 2012

May 31, 2012

Marjorie Louise Isenhour Sigmon, 80, of Conover, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley.  The Sigmon family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Conover.

Officials following storms

May 31, 2012

Catawba County authorities and emergency officials say they are monitoring a strong threat of severe storms Friday and Saturday.

"The storms (Friday) will be the result of a warm and cold front colliding in a line that goes roughly from Gaffney to Hickory to Taylorsville," said Karyn Yaussy, Catawba County Emergency Management coordinator.

BREAKING: Edwards not guilty on 1 count, mistrial on others

May 31, 2012

John Edwards was acquitted on one charge of campaign finance fraud and a mistrial was declared on five other counts Thursday when jurors said they couldn't decide if he illegally used money to hide his pregnant mistress while he ran for president.

Ben Cockman ‘Picks’ Family Legacy

May 31, 2012

Ben Cockman sings and plays guitar and mandolin because he believes that God gave him this talent to glorify Him.
Ben’s three brothers, sister, and his father, sing and play for the same reason.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Thursday, May 31

May 31, 2012

Friends, family and co-workers in the Maiden community are mourning the death of a mother and child killed in a head-on collision Wednesday.

For more details on the tragic wreck and Tisa Michelle Strickland and her 13-month-old, see the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.

Vandals strike athletic facilities at Maiden High School.

Community mourns mother, child killed in crash

May 31, 2012

To friends, Tisa Michelle Strickland was “precious” and “a wonderful mother” to her 13-month-old daughter, Payton Michelle Dellinger.

“She was just a wonderful, happy-go-lucky kind of person,” said Chastity McRee, owner of Brookwood Family Restaurant in Maiden. “She had an air about her that she was just full of life, and she loved her little girl.”

May 30th

Catcher Dziendziel steady for Lady Tigers

May 31, 2012

Fred T. Foard junior catcher Mackenzie Dziendziel remains a mainstay for her team defensively, offensively and emotionally.

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.

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