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August 1st, 2014

VIDEO: Still no vote Thursday afternoon on NC budget

August 1, 2014

State lawmakers on Thursday are just hours away from an expected vote to approve the first version of the budget this short session that's expected to go to the governor's desk.

July 31st

VIDEO: Viewer Reaction: Sharknado 2

July 31, 2014

July 30th

‘When Camp Meeting starts, the world stops’

July 30, 2014

"I attended my first Camp Meeting in 1929," said Jimmie Gantt, 87, as he sat down on the back porch of his neighbors "tent."

The "tents" that campers refer to are cabin-like structures connected in rows throughout the Balls Creek Campground.

July 29th

Apartment searched in connection with Daniels murder

July 29, 2014

More than a month after local school counselor Maggie Daniels was murdered in her Newton apartment, police have secured search warrants for an apartment in Windsor Apartments, where Daniels was murdered.

July 28th

VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see owner

July 28, 2014

July 26th

Dale Jarrett starts longtime tradition at Brickyard

July 27, 2014

Twenty years since the first-ever Brickyard 400, Conover native Dale Jarrett reflected this week on his two victories at the prestigious event.

Despite two drivers — Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt — winning at Indiapolis in the Sprint Cup Series before him, Jarrett was the first driver to “kiss the bricks” following his first of two victories at the Brickyard back in 1996.

July 25th

Friday, July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014

Edith Watts Reitzel, 90 of Newton passed away, Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at Brian Center East. Born January 9th, 1924. The family will receive friends 6 -7:00 p.m., Sunday July 27, 2014, one hour prior in the chapel at Jenkins Funeral Home.

Southside Showcase

July 25, 2014

Start your engines! The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Motorcycle, Truck & Car Show Classic at Southside Park on Saturday, July 26.

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

Citizens honored by NCSHP

July 25, 2014

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol honored three local citizens for their assistance in finding the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run which occured on May 23 between Lincolnton and Maiden. Left to right: NCSHP 1st Sgt. Daryl Conley, Sgt.

Butts and Beans

July 25, 2014

Catawba County EMS workers are looking for the best barbeque grillers around as they prep for their annual fundraiser, Butts and Beans BBQ Challenge.

The 4th Annual event will be held on Sept. 26 and 27 at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds.

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