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Bridge back open for business

November 25, 2014

The reoccurring detour for Newton-Conover residents is over.
After months of construction, the bridge on Old-Conover-Startown Road that provided a crossing over Clark Creek has been reopened.

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.

The Family That Plays Together, Stays Together

November 25, 2014

If you attended the Bach’s Lunch ‘n’ Listen at Newton-Conover Auditorium last Friday, you most likely felt like you were able to experience the music of the past. The Keller Family - Lutz, Caroline, Helena and Ingrid - presented an early music program, taking the audience on a historical journey of music.

A new career

November 25, 2014

“Way to go grandma,” a tiny voice yelled from the audience as Sue Bumgarner walked across the stage to graduate from Lenoir-Rhyne University for the second time.

Bumgarner was different than many of the other students graduating from LR's Masters program last year – she was 68 years old.

VIDEO: Good Things: Three Sweet Sides for a Thanksgiving Meal

November 21, 2014

Who says all your sides have to be savory? Pears, honey, and baked sweet potatoes can go a long way next to stuffing and turkey. Try these recipes for a well-balanced holiday spread.

90 years of family business

November 21, 2014

When a young Mike Oliver spent summers working in the warehouse of his parents’ company, he never thought he’d be taking it over one day. After finishing his bachelor’s degree in Pre-Med, that’s exactly what he decided he wanted to do.

2 Pink Magnolias making a move for improvement

November 21, 2014

Behind the only set of hot pink doors on North Main Avenue, 2 Pink Magnolias takes its home.

The store that is known for supplying anything a girl could possibly want recently moved to its new location in downtown Newton – refurbishing the building that was once home to Epps Printing.

Giving Back

November 21, 2014

In March of 2013, the first NC Troopers 5k FootChase was held in Conover. About 70 runners participated and $500 was donated to the selected charity.

Making Connections

November 20, 2014

Members of the Connections program in Newton will be cooking up chili for a good cause at their annual fundraiser on Dec. 3.

The Edison Project

November 20, 2014

A partnership between Catawba County, Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, Catawba Valley Community College, Lenoir-Rhyne University and area businesses has landed three local entrepreneurs with large checks to cash for their business start-ups based out of the Unifour area.

Veterans’ Garden

November 19, 2014

On Nov. 8, against the backdrop of a decorated military transport truck and equipment trailer, the Small Town Main Street-Veterans Garden of Honor (STMS-VGH) Committee hosted its official Groundbreaking Ceremony for a garden tribute to be built in the Town of Catawba to honor military Veterans and their families.

A helping hand

November 19, 2014

James Lutton’s face lit up with excitement when he saw the shiny, red mechanical hand that had been made just for him. Once he was all strapped in, six-year-old James was able to do something he had never been able to do - pick things up with his left hand.

Learning about the county

November 17, 2014

Catawba County University – a program offered to Catawba County residents that is built to enlighten and inform students on the inner workings of the County – is quickly approaching.

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

Field Trip with Focus

November 17, 2014

At 10:35 a.m., a Newton Conover City Schools activity bus rolled up to Catawba Valley Community College’s Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) with smiling students eager to learn about Catawba County industry. Dan St. Louis, president of MSC, and Rodney Sigmon, prototype research and development, held the doors opened as they welcomed students from Newton Conover Middle School’s S.T.E.M.

Depot dedication

November 14, 2014

In 1873, the creation of the Chester and Lenoir Narrow Gauge Railroad began.

Eight years after the tracks of the Kings Mountain Railroad had been destroyed by the Union Army and abandoned, Chester and Lenoir purchased the tracks to rebuild.

Tour of Churches to feature 11 sanctuaries

November 14, 2014

“We just want to bring the community together and kind of get Christmas started,” said Tour of Churches Committee Chairman Cheryl Ransier.

The Tour of Churches began three years ago.

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.

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