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Conover is gearing up for their annual National Night Out event.
On Aug. 5, communities around the country will hold events sponsored by their local police departments as a part of the national day.
"It's a community event that they do nationwide," said Lt. Mark Stump with Conover Police. "We've been participating 17 years and it's a nationwide event."
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.