April 3rd, 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.
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.
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.
While the rest of Newton is preoccupied with the cityâ€™s alleged feral cat problem, Iâ€™ve witnessed a far more hair-raising animal issue lately.
Thatâ€™s right, squirrels abused by vehicles large and small and, in at least one case, an unfriendly feline along North Main Avenue.
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 countyâ€™s most heinous crime ever, area leaders are trying to raise awareness about child abuse.
NEW ORLEANS â€” Before his confetti-flecked suit gets back from the cleaners, John Calipari will be on the road.
Such is life for a coach who recruits all that NBA-ready talent â€” especially when those players get in the habit of bringing championships back to their ol' Kentucky home.
Newton-Conover seniors Isabella Zaliagiris, Ryan Lampe, Jake Walker and Jervasse Moss made their college decisions on Monday.
Moss and Walker signed with Carson Newman, Zaliagiris is headed to George Mason and Lampe is going to Lees-McRae.
Newton-Conover won its third-straight CVAC golf match of the season, edging Maiden out by four strokes at Quaker Meadows golf course in Morganton.
Bunker Hill finished in sixth with a combined team score of 180, while Bandys came in seventh with a score of 211. Host East Burke finished in fifth with a score of 168.
CHARLOTTE â€” With the Bobcats out of playoff contention, coach Paul Silas wants to see what his young kids can do the rest of the way.
Silas said Monday he plans to play the team's younger and less experienced players extensively over Charlotte's final 16 games.
Joni Jean Rose Cutler, 57, of Newton, died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton. The Cutler family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.