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February 5th, 2015

Former Newton pastor passes at 82

February 5, 2015

Former First Baptist Church of Newton Pastor Marion Powell passed away at his home in Newton February 1.

Powell, 82, was born in Morganton on June 17 in 1932. He received a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Seminary and graduated from the N.C. Baptist Hospital School of Pastoral Care in 1969.

Woman charged with assault following N-CHS game

February 5, 2015

On Friday, Jan. 23, Newton-Conover High School (N-CHS) Red Devils boy’s basketball team faced off against the West Caldwell Warriors at N-CHS.

The Red Devils were in the lead when senior Josh Ramseur — who was playing in his final game before graduating early — allegedly fouled a player on the West Caldwell team.

Sidewalk construction to take place in Conover

February 5, 2015

"We're wrapping up the design," said City of Conover Planning Director Lance Hight.

Conover City Council recently approved four sidewalk easement acquisition maps that will enable sidewalk construction throughout Conover.

One Newton council member on the fence about 2015 elections

February 5, 2015

Three long-time members of Newton’s City Council will be up for election this year.

Mary Bess Lawing, Newton native and current Mayor Pro Tem, is currently serving her seventh non-consecutive term on the board, her first beginning in 1977. Lawing plans to run for re-election this year.

Future photojournalist interns at O-N-E

February 5, 2015

“Didn't I tell you that? They said you could intern for them,” said Angelo Palozzi internship coordinator at Newton - Conover High School, as I came into the office to ask about my internship. That's when my excitement for fourth period finally began.

February 3rd

PREP BASKETBALL: Tuesday's scoreboard

February 3, 2015

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Girls basketball
Bandys 69, Maiden 45
Bunker Hill 64, Lincolnton 51
East Lincoln 40, Newton-Conover 39
Patton 62, Fred T. Foard 42
Hickory 72, St. Stephens 30

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 63, Lincolnton 55
East Lincoln 89, Newton-Conover 76
Fred T. Foard 73, Patton 50

PREP WRESTLING: Tuesday's dual team scores

February 3, 2015

Below is a look at Tuesday's dual team wrestling scores involving Catawba County teams:

2A dual team playoffs
Newton-Conover 45, R-S Central 24
Newton-Conover 45, West Caldwell 22 (N-CHS advances to round three)

3A dual team playoffs
Fred T. Foard 41, North Gaston 39
Fred T. Foard 40, Ashbrook 36 (FTF advances to round three)

State of the Community

February 3, 2015

Throughout the year, Catawba County Emergency Services compile information from various departments in the county that help ensure the safety and security of the county's citizens.

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.

Boyfriend accused in death of 7-month-old child will not face death penalty

February 3, 2015

The District Attorney’s Office announced Monday, Feb. 2, that it will not seek the death penalty in the first-degree murder case of Tyler Leroy Eugene Linebarger.

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.

Next court date set for Sharman Odom

February 3, 2015

Sharman Howard Odom, alleged murderer of Maggie Daniels, was given a continuation date of June 1, 2015 on Monday in an administrative session of Catawba County Court. Odom’s case will be discussed at another administrative session in June.

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