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April 3rd, 2012

Apple files plan to build silent power plant

April 3, 2012

Apple has filed plans with the N.C. Utilities Commission to build what is being touted as the nation's largest private fuel cell energy project, a silent power plant that will generate electricity from hydrogen.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April 3, 2012

Jean Schading, of Kingston Residence of Hickory, died Monday, April 2, 2012, following a brief illness.  Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Hickory is handling arrangements.

Conover hikes business taxes

April 3, 2012

Conover will increase taxes on its retail businesses in an effort to generate an estimated $130,000 in new revenue.

Beginning May 1, the city of Conover will collect taxes based on how much a business makes in a year, a change from the current system that charges businesses based solely on flat operation fees.

Maiden council debates town hall

April 3, 2012

Maiden’s plans for a new town hall may be crumbling after several council members voiced concerns over the new building Monday night.

Professional show and tell

April 3, 2012

Shuford Elementary School hosted career day for its third-, fourth- and fifth-graders Tuesday morning.

Students visited with a member of the U.S. Army; a fire inspector; police officers; and professionals from the Juvenile Justice Center, The Observer News Enterprise, and the Humane Society.

Mayfield faces home foreclosure

April 3, 2012

Former race car driver Jeremy Mayfield may lose his home and land through foreclosure.

A home and more than 450 acres owned by Mayfield and his wife are scheduled to be auctioned April 30.

Foreclosure documents filed in Catawba County show the couple owes Carolina Farm Credit more than $3 million for loans borrowed in 2006.

Three injured in five-car pileup

April 3, 2012

Police are investigating a five-car crash that sent three people to the hospital about noon Tuesday.

Two people were transported to Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC), and one man was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after the multi-vehicle accident threw two cars over a steep ditch near the intersection of 8th Avenue Southwest and Conover Boulevard West in Conover.

Publisher's perspective: Diversity makes the county great

April 3, 2012

The U.S. Postal Service letter carriers in Catawba County had an extra burden this weekend, but I know their efforts in delivering an edition of The Observer News Enterprise jam-packed with news and information will benefit our readers greatly.

From the editor's desk: Squirreled away under a vehicle

April 3, 2012

While the rest of Newton is preoccupied with the city’s alleged feral cat problem, I’ve witnessed a far more hair-raising animal issue lately.

Victimized squirrels.

That’s right, squirrels abused by vehicles large and small and, in at least one case, an unfriendly feline along North Main Avenue.

The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, April 3

April 3, 2012

Four state champions from Newton-Conover High School are bound for college, an ex-NASCAR drive is back in court, a little more than a year after the county’s most heinous crime ever, area leaders are trying to raise awareness about child abuse.

Having never raced at Bristol Motor Speedway, Sherrills Ford resident Jesse Little made his mark at...
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