April 19th, 2012
Neil Kenneth Houston, 62, of Claremont, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington. The Houston family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Conover.
Hundreds visited Conover Home & Commercial Hardware on Thursday for the business' annual Spring Fling community appreciation day.
For pictures from the event, visit The Observer News Enterprise's Facebook page.
Many people say they missed Newton Police Department officer Evaleene Fowler for the nearly three months she was off the streets this year.
Fowler was walking across "A" Street on Friday, Jan. 13, when she was hit by a Mustang. She was transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center with injuries to her left leg and hip.
Since it became active in 2010, the Catawba County Gang Initiative has targeted dozens of the area’s most violent offenders — the worst of the worst.
Donâ€™t expect to see â€śDeadly Murderâ€ť onstage at Hickory Community Theatre in the Firemenâ€™s Kitchen. Instead, be prepared to listen to an eclectic mix of musicians. Be prepared to laugh and then laugh some more at improv. Be prepared to wonder at the world of illusion.
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents and arrests:
April 17 incidents
* Someone broke into a vehicle at the Interstate 40 westbound rest area in Claremont. A suspect stole $555 worth of goods, including a handbag, wallet, credit and debit cards, an N.C. drivers license and a Verizon wireless cell phone.
Target is adding 100 new jobs to its distribution center in Newton, while the Hickory retail store is getting renovations to add fresh meat and produce to its offerings.
Details are only in the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.
Maiden Town Council tabled discussion about a new town hall as elected officials want to discuss budget needs before exploring a $2.1 million government center.
Target's distribution center in Newton is creating 100 new jobs as the company plans to renovate as many as 300 stores, including its retail location in Catawba County.
Three teenagers were transported to hospitals following a Wednesday afternoon wreck on a curvy road in Vale.
Daniel Bolick, 19, of Vale, experienced critical injuries, was transported to Frye Regional Medical Center and then airlifted to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, said N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper R.G. Griffin.
For an exclusive update into the Newton-Conover varsity head coaching job, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Bandys at Newton-Conover soccer, rescheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday
Maiden at West Caldwell softball, rescheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday