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Political Q&A covers issues

October 4, 2010

Catawba County Schools Board of Education candidates
take a seat at the Catawba County
Farm Bureau political forum Monday.

Making it work in a difficult economy is a major concern for candidates running for local office.
The Catawba County Farm Bureau held a political forum for candidates seeking election for U.S. Congress 10th District, N.C House districts 88 and 96, the Catawba County Board of Commissioners, Catawba County sheriff and Catawba County Schools Board of Education.
Candidates were given questions tailored to specific challenges, such as budgetary issues and county unemployment, they could face if elected to office.


Making what work???

October 5, 2010 by JoyS (not verified), 4 years 33 weeks ago
Comment: 44

Making IT work? What is IT? Very poor sentence structure.....also, please check for the comma splice in the last sentence.

This candidate forum lasted almost 2 hours, and is an opportunity for the public to learn about the candidates. How sad that this is the extent of the coverage in our local "news"paper. I attended the forum, and Ms. Baker was present for the entire event. In addition to the candidates who were part of the forum, there were many other candidates present who took their time to be available to meet the public before and after the forum. I think at the very least it is important to note which candidates attended, and it would be nice to report on what their opinions are on issues which will have a direct effect on our county. I am incredibly disappointed in this article.

Farm Bureau candidates' forum

October 6, 2010 by editor, 4 years 32 weeks ago
Comment: 45

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and thanks for reading.

Please be sure to see the Tuesday print edition of The Observer News Enterprise for the complete article that provides a brief overview of some of the perspectives shared by each candidate who participated in the forum.

Also, we invite you to pick up a copy of The Observer News Enterprise each day during the rest of the week, as The O-N-E provides deeper coverage of issues affecting each of the races in Catawba County.

Wednesday's print edition features coverage of candidates for the Catawba County Sheriff's office, as they discuss their thoughts on gang activity and deputy patrol presence in the county.

Different coverage online and in print?

October 6, 2010 by JoyS (not verified), 4 years 32 weeks ago
Comment: 46

So does this mean that there is different coverage in the print edition? I had made the assumption that they were the same. I know that for most newspapers (HDR, Charlotte Observer), the articles online are the same as in the print edition. I rarely have a chance to get a paper, and in addition, my college-age children always enjoy reading the "hometown" news online while they are away. If the online version is meant as a "tease" to get us to buy the paper, it won't work. What a shame!

Online vs. Print

October 7, 2010 by editor, 4 years 32 weeks ago
Comment: 47

Thanks for visiting our website!
The content that appears online and in print is different. Thanks for noticing!
Our online format allows us to publish great news that might not appear online - such as breaking news, as it happens (like this week's bank robbery in Conover or traffic problems on I-40), comments from readers, meeting agendas, calendar items, videos and more in-depth coverage of news happening in our community. Online, we give citizens a chance to offer feedback in our polls and we invite readers to submit their photos for publication online. If you've got good news or photos to share, we love to publish it through our online edition!
At the same time, the print edition allows us to publish news that you might not find online. Our goal is to offer readers of our print and online publications separate, original content, and we do this hoping that citizens in Catawba County - and those outside the county who are interested in the things happening here - will find plenty of good reasons to enjoy both news formats.
All that being said, in addition to offering online stories that compliment print edition content, we also offer site visitors the opportunity to see the full-pages of every print edition. Visit The O-N-E e-edition (click on below our name near the top of the page), and you can see The O-N-E exactly as it appears in print.
Thanks again for reading and for sharing your thoughts about our website! We're always looking for ways to improve our publications - we've got more exciting additions on the horizon! - and with our readers' help, we will continue serving our readers and our community!

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