May 1st, 2012
Mildred Jane Maynard Crow, 86, of Tiffany Street, Conover, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at Frye Regional Medical Center. Memorials may be made to The Mildred Crow Memorial Fund, 4081 Startown Road Newton, NC 28658.
A short segment of Newton’s Heritage Trail Greenway recently reopened after crews spent nearly six months on a culvert replacement project along the three-quarter-mile stretch.
Public works officials say crews replaced about four culverts along Phase II of the greenway that the state identified as not meeting standards during an inspection last year.
The Salvation Army’s Newton thrift store sits in an old “A” Street building with myriad repair needs and cramped parking.
By the middle of this month, the store will solve those challenges by moving to the site of a former automobile dealership in Conover.
One of Newton’s oldest surviving businesses may have closed its doors for good.
Epps Printing Co., which dates back to the early 1920s, is up for sale.
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests and incidents.
* Jamie Marie Lowery, 35, of Denver, was arrested on burglary-forced entry charges. She was held in the Catawba County Detention Center on a $3,000 secured bond.
The Catawba County home and property Jeremy Mayfield was auctioned on the courthouse steps in Newton on Monday. The bank that loaned the ex-NASCAR driver money for the property won the auction with a $1.725 million bid. Mayfield still owes Carolina Farm Credit about $3 million.Â
Knowing each other since they were 4 years old, Red Devils Ryan Lampe and John Tate are a natural fit as teammates on the tennis court.
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.
Powered by 15 hits on offense, the Lady Trojans picked up their 13th conference victory and wrapped up the CVAC title with a 11-3 victory over Bunker Hill.
Bre Jones led the Bandys hitting attack with three of the Lady Trojans' 15 base knocks.
Montana Lineberger and Kadi O'Shell led the Bears offensively with two hits each.
Behind a two-RBI performance from shortstop Hanser Alberto, the Hickory Crawdads picked up a 6-4 series-clinching win Monday at home against the Charleston RiverDogs (16-7).
Alberto drove in both of his RBIs in the bottom of the sixth inning â€” part of a six-run inning for Hickory (16-8).
With the bases loaded, Alberto doubled to left field, scoring Luis Sardinas and Chris Grayson.
Billie Murphy Helms, 52, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at her residence. The Helms family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.