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July 9th, 2014

100 stories, years, memories in Catawba County

July 9, 2014

100 balloons floated in the kitchen of Annie Hass' Newton home as she celebrated another year of life. A few of them are still lingering around, reminding her of the milestone she has reached.

Hass was born June 27, 1914 and attended Mt. Olive School for much of her childhood. Once Balls Creek was built, Hass attended school there and graduated in 1931.

July 8th

Hickory bats blast Asheville; series tied 1-1

July 9, 2014

Down 3-1 in the seventh, the offensive for Hickory Post 48 exploded.

Hickory scored 10 runs during the stanza, going on to win 14-4 in eight innings against Asheville to tied the series at a game apiece.

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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July 8, 2014

Danny Wayne Rozzelle 74 of Newton went to his eternal home on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Rozzelle family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service, 828-465-2111

Maggie Daniels Memorial

July 8, 2014

Newton-Conover City Schools will be holding a memorial service for the Discovery High School counselor who was killed more than a week ago in her Newton apartment.

Maggie Daniels, 31, of Windsor Apartments in Newton will be honored in a service on Wednesday, July 9. The service will be held at 4 p.m. at Newton-Conover High School. Daniels’ family will be attending.

Newton Man charged with having sex with underage teen in parking lot

July 8, 2014

Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle call in Denver, where they found a partially clothed male and 14-year-old female inside the vehicle.

The call came in around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday about the vehicle located behind CVS Pharmacy on Webb's Road in Denver, officials said.

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.

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