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August 18th, 2014

Tractor Trailer T-boned

August 18, 2014

No injuries were reporter after an SUV exiting BB&T parking lot in downtown Newton struck a tractor trailer heading West on West A Street Friday morning. Newton Police responded to the scene along with Newton fire and EMS.

Claremont Spec Building nears completion

August 18, 2014

The Claremont Spec Building in the Claremont International Business Park is only weeks away from completion but has already been shown to prospective companies several times. A partnership between Catawba County, the City of Claremont, the EDC’s Committee of 100 and Matthews Construction broke ground on the 51,200 sf speculative building on March 17th.

Cycle Challenge

August 18, 2014

The Carolina Cycle Challenge (CCC) will be hosting its second annual bike riding event to benefit the fight against pediatric cancer on Sunday, October 5, 2014. Taking over from Brett's Ride, the CCC is sponsored by all of the Rotary Clubs in the area.

August 15th

Friday, August 15, 2014

August 15, 2014

Flynn Lee Loftin 77 of Maiden died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Loftin family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

Brenda VanHorn Willis 60 of Hickory died Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Brian Center Hickory East. She was born May 3, 1954 in Cleveland County.

Residents at risk for record service scam

August 15, 2014

Some Catawba County residents have recieved letters about their property information that has Donna Spencer, Register of Deeds, concerned.

The letters, distributed by Record Transfer Services, ask property owners to pay a document fee of $83 to receive their property deeds.

Celebrating

August 15, 2014

The porch swings in front of each tent at Balls Creek Campground are the center pieces for family discussion and a meeting place for family and friends to get together.

August 14th

Thursday, August 14, 2014

August 14, 2014

Flynn Lee Loftin 77 of Maiden died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Loftin family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

Conover native singing solo at Soldiers

August 14, 2014

Jonathan Birchfield, a Conover native and Newton-Conover High School alum, will be making his way to Newton to perform at this year's 125 Soldiers Reunion.

Birchfield will open for the Confederate Railroad on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. This will be Birchfield's first time in 25 years that he will be making his way back home for Soldiers Reunion and his first time performing at the event.

A new foundation

August 14, 2014

The brand new home of the South Newton Tigers is ready for the start of the school year? almost.

Construction is wrapping up with the exception of landscaping and teachers and staff have begun to move into their new building.

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.

August 13th

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August 13, 2014

Louise “Clifford” Smith Wilkenloh, 78, of Grace Ridge Retirement Center in Morganton, NC, passed away peacefully in the arms of her life-long friend, Rosemary Clower, on Tuesday, August 5, after a courageous battle with bone cancer.

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