July 3rd, 2014
"I remember it was a heavy, intense, unrelenting rain," said Newton City Manager Todd Clark about the July 2013 floods in Catawba County. "We had a swift water rescue here in Newton after a gentlemen was washed off a bridge. He was rescued, but it was very terrifying for him.
The Area IV playoff series between Hickory Post 48 and Alexander County Post 170 is tied.
Post 48 scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth and held off a furious rally by Post 170 to win 10-7 on Wednesday night at Henkel-Alley Field.
Mr. David Ray Armstrong, age 66, of 150A Neel Road in Salisbury, died on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Armstrong family.
Deborah Louise Oâ€™Brien Klinesmith, age 61, of Vale passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at her residence. Private services will be held at a later date.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5305 of Newton has received a high honor â€” the All-State Team Award. The award is given in recognition of their hard work within the community.
"The District is made up of eight hard working posts that help out veterans, community, active duty members and their families," said Larry Teague, senior vice of District 14.
Summer is here and it is time for the Fourth of July holiday. For many people, this holiday means food, fun, and fireworks. Yes, fireworks can be fun; but they also can be very dangerous. To keep this holiday from turning into a tragedy, the Hickory Fire Department offers these safety precautions.
The investigation continues into the murder of Newton-Conover City Schools teacher Margaret â€śMaggieâ€ť Daniels.
Newton Police Chief Don Brown said Tuesday evening that a roundtable discussion involving police, investigators, and the District Attorney had occurred to talk about the incident.
Alexander County scored five early runs and held off a late charge from Hickory, winning the first Area IV playoff game between the two teams Tuesday, 5-3.
Game two of the series takes places tonight at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
Mark David Wireman, age 52, of Newton passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at his residence. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Wireman family.
Roger Dale Brown, 64 of Claremont died Friday June 27, 2014 at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem. The Brown family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service, 828-465-2111
Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) has announced $1,777,320 in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant to local fire departments in the Tenth Congressional District.
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.
Sabrina Crumley, 16, of Newton and cousin Austin Crumley, 15, of Newton splash around in the Newton Recreation Center Swimming Pool on Monday.