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Maiden Police provides meals

December 22, 2014

Maiden Police Department launched their R U OK program this year as a way to better serve the elderly population of the community.

Lt. Donna Hartman is heading up the program and worked to expand it for the holiday season, delivering meals to the 22 clients the program serves.

Catawba County searches for felon

December 22, 2014

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, a manhunt broke out in the Maiden area.

The hunt began with a car chase that lasted about 10 minutes that started when Catawba County authorities spotted Jeffery Tucker driving through Maiden.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Good Things - Unforgettable Holiday Cookie

December 22, 2014

’Tis the season for best-in-show desserts, and a batch of homemade cookies is the perfect holiday gift for the friends, neighbors, and schoolteachers in our lives. Sandwich walnut cookies, allergy-friendly molasses cookies, and sparkling vanilla sandwich cookies will do the trick for all your cookie-giving needs.

IRS scam hits Catawba County once again

December 18, 2014

If you've ever gotten a call from the IRS demanding money, you're not the only one.

Recently, local citizens who wished to remain anonymous told the O-N-E that they had seen the calls flooding in as well.

There's no need to be alarmed though.

Carolinas politicians get payouts from broker

December 18, 2014

Soon after taking office, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina accepted six-figure stock payouts from an online mortgage broker accused by regulators of deceiving its customers.

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

Hwy. 10 wreck kills power at Startown

December 18, 2014

At approximately 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, an SUV travelling on Hwy. 10 near the Startown community ran off the road, striking a power pole. The pole landed on top of the vehicle. As a result of the accident, Startown Elementary School and surrounding area was without power for several hours. Power was restored around noon, according to several residents in the area.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

Christian Ministry

December 17, 2014

For the last 29 years, Susan Brymer has spearheaded Lincolnton’s Christian Ministry, helping feed, clothe and provide financial assistance for hundreds of hurting and impoverished families throughout Lincoln County.

Protecting the Past

December 17, 2014

For nearly two decades, the historical stories, people, artifacts, folklore and traditions of Lincoln County have been the prime passion of one man—a local leader who has made it his mission to preserve and protect the past of one tiny Southern community.

Sisters celebrate more than 100 years

December 17, 2014

Both residents at Abernethy Laurels, Lois Mundy and Marie Robinson (sisters) recently celebrated their 106 and 104 birthdays.

The Clash

December 17, 2014

The former Cheerwine facility in Conover has been transformed into a haven for soccer fans of all ages — Shea Stadium Sports, an indoor soccer complex.

The project is a collaboration between Kevin Shea, Brian Vierling, Toby Tate, Chete Soto, Dan Loyer and Dave Walker, who have enjoyed coaching and playing soccer locally for years.

A new state of mind

December 17, 2014

On the night of Oct. 16, shortly after movie-goers had their tickets torn and purchased their popcorn, the State Cinema shut its doors – seemingly for good.

The closing came suddenly with just a single Facebook post a few hours before the final show saying “State Cinema will be CLOSED after tonight's show. Thank you all for those of you that supported us.”

Michael Conochan’s Pro Football Recap- Week 15 Thursday Night Football 12/11/14

December 16, 2014

Arizona (11-3) 12 @
St. Louis (6-8) 6

Champions for Cancer

December 16, 2014

Last week, St. Stephens High School continued a nearly two-decade tradition of creating awareness and raising funds for those afflicted by cancer.

The Indians hosted Bunker Hill on the basketball court for the 12th year in a row on Friday — the second and final meeting between the schools who were battling each other for not only a hoops win, but a victory for cancer.

Newton welcomes visitors

December 16, 2014

“We’re had this partnership for eleven years and it’s amazing what we’re been able to do together,” said spanish interpreter Mimi Michael.

First Presbyterian Church in Newton has a sister church nestled along the Pacific Ocean in Guatemala – El Redentor.

On a St. Stephens swim team with several family ties, the Cherkez sisters help to provide a rock...
Following a week-long journey in Spartanburg, S.C., Josh Ramseur and Tyrell Fleming returned to...
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...

 

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