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Shop Local in Newton

November 28, 2014

The Downtown Newton Development Association (DNDA) will kick off its "Shop Local" campaign on Saturday, November 29, to champion the small businesses that make up the Downtown Newton landscape. The DNDA encourages shoppers to support their local businesses, with a special “passport” program supported by American Express.

Brick by Brick

November 28, 2014

Let’s take a step back to the year of 1880 when the town of Maiden began to make its mark.

Maiden was established strictly to be a cotton mill site and trading center.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Genius Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

November 28, 2014

Conover students show thanks

November 26, 2014

“I am thankful for the City Hall and everything they do,” said Olivia Mae Setzer, a fourth grader at Shuford Elementary.

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.

Hunger: A mountain to conquer

November 26, 2014

“In Eastern Catawba County, around 20 percent of the population doesn’t have enough to eat on a daily basis,” said Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries Board of Directors member and Pastor of Family Life at Concordia Lutheran Church, Reverend Brian Weaver.

Thankful at North Newton

November 26, 2014

NNES Principal Shane Whitener delivers a slice of pumpkin pie to Charlie Her. To find out what the students’ favorite part of their Thanksgiving meal was, turn to page 5.

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.

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