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July 8th, 2014

Catawba County Safe Communities Initiative discussed at council meeting

July 8, 2014

The city of Conover is part of ajoint initiative across the county working to keep cities safe.

The Catawba County Safe Communities Initiative is a partnership between eight law enforcement agencies which started in 2010.

“Our main focus and agenda is to reduce violence,” said Coordinator Charles Mackie at Monday’s City Council Meeting.

Kids beat the heat

July 8, 2014

Noah Vess, age 4 of Conover, keeps cool while spending Monday afternoon at the splash pad at the Conover City Park. The splash pad is open Memorial Day to Labor Day, 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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.

July 7th

Post 70 uses three-run seventh to take 1-0 series lead

July 7, 2014

Asheville used a three-run seventh inning to defeated Hickory, 7-5, in the first game of the two team's Area IV playoff series on Monday.

Post 70 takes a 1-0 series lead against Post 48 heading into tonight's second game at Henkel-Alley Field at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds at 7 p.m.

Friday, July 11, 2014

July 7, 2014

Jerry Wayne Shook, 75, of Maiden died Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. The family will receive friends, Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Burke Mortuary Chapel in Maiden from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

DA’s race is heating up

July 7, 2014

The race for District Attorney has heated up with early voting starting for the July 15 second primary.

In the 25th Prosecutorial District, incumbent Jay Gaither is running for his fourth term as the District Attorney for Catawba, Burke and Caldwell counties.

Gaither, a native of Newton, feels his 12 years of experience as District Attorney makes him the most qualified for the position.

He fought for freedom

July 7, 2014

For many veterans, war memories can be triggered by the sounds of helicopters and sirens which bring back vivid recollections of what happened during their service.

To read more of this story, pick up the holiday print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Nomadic fireworks

July 7, 2014

Explosives are one of the family business for Matt and Vicki Hulbert. What is more American than fireworks on the Fourth of July? Since their youngest son left home to start his next chapter of his life, the Hulbert's have been supplying families across the country with either fireworks, Christmas trees, or supplying maps for state parks for the past three years.

Patriotic Perspective

July 7, 2014

The Stars and Stripes of the American Flag wave to citizens of Newton from above the O-N-E office as we celebrate Independence Day.

July 4th

Hickory beats Alexander County, 7-5, to win series

July 5, 2014

Hickory Post 48 is in the second round of the Area IV playoffs.

Post 48 defeated Alexander County, 7-5, on Friday at Henkel-Alley Field to advance with a 3-1 series victory.

Deadlocked 5-5 in the eighth inning, Hickory broke its tie with back-to-back RBI hits from Ky'rawn Whitfield and Austin LaPierre — two of 15 base knocks for the squad in the contest.

July 3rd

Rudisill's six-hitter gives Hickory 2-1 series lead

July 3, 2014

Aaron Rudisll tossed a complete game six-hitter, helping Hickory Post 48 take a 2-1 series lead against Alexander County Post 170 with a 6-1 victory on Thursday in Taylorsville.

The pitching performance comes just two days after Rudisill suffered a hip injury while being hit during an at bat.

Cameron Chapman and Jordan Eckard led Post 48 offensively in the victory.

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