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Students win national awards for art, history competition

September 16, 2014

When McKayla Coletti, 10, was drawing her rendition of the Liberty Bell for class, she had no idea it would be award-winning. The bell, complete with its famous crack, won Coletti a national first place award.

‘Your Best is Yet to Be’

September 16, 2014

"Maggie's saying was always, 'Your best is yet to be,'" said Phil Heath, president of the Newton-Conover High School Athletic Boosters. "We want to help students find that 'best.'"

Heath and the Athletic Boosters have created a scholarship fund in memory of Maggie Daniels, Discovery High School counselor who lost her life in June.

VIDEO: Newton returns, leads Panthers past Lions

September 15, 2014

Ronde Barber and Chris Myers on Cam Newton's season debut.

Getting to know Newton

September 15, 2014

The first session of Newton 101 began as most first days of class. Come in, sit down, and introduce yourself.

Newton 101 is a six week course aimed to enlighten students on the city's procedures and operations.

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.

Challege Accepted

September 15, 2014

Last week, O-N-E editor Seth Mabry issued the Ice Bucket Challenge to Newton Fire Chief Kevin Yoder and North Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt. Kelly Stewart. On Friday, they accepted the challenge, along with the rest of Newton’s fire department. The department gets doused while in front of a fire truck. Chief Yoder get the ice treatment. Sgt. Stewart is all smiles as he gets iced.

Storms cause wastewater spill in Conover

September 12, 2014

Storms that blew across Catawba County last weekend left a pump station in Conover out of commission.

A tree fell off Evans Street SE in Conover knocking down a power line and killing the main power source as well as the battery back-up powers for the pump station, according to Assistant Wastewater Supervisor Tony Parker.

Never Forget 9/11

September 12, 2014

Tyler Terry with Claremont Fire Department holds out the Flag of Honor that was flown in the city on Thursday in honor of 9/11. The flag is made up of the names of each individual that lost their life in the attacks of Sept. 11 2001, arranged in the pattern of an American Flag.

Raining Cats and Dogs

September 12, 2014

Sounds of joy emerge as soon as you walk in the door. The smell of bleach, puppy breath and cat littler overwhelm your senses. Your first reaction is to pick up one of the furry friends and hold them.

"They love attention," said Debbie McAlexander, a volunteer with the Catawba County Humane Society.

McAlexander has been working as a volunteer with the animals for a year and a half.

13th Annual Brad’s Southern Classics

September 11, 2014

Brad Wikes, owner of BPW Transport, invites the public to his 13th annual Brad’s Southern Classics Antique Truck Show. This year’s event will showcase antique trucks, engines, tractors, and other farm equipment. Also, Freightliner, Kenworth, and International Trucks will all have new trucks on display. Kiperly “Kip” Hall, in charge of registration, says most participants are local.

Close to Home

September 11, 2014

"I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America. . ."

Sept. 11, 2001 started like a normal school day for then 10-year-old Christopher Prescott and his fifth grade classmates at Cornelius Elementary.

"And to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation, under God. . ."

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2014

Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and Lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today.

Conover police are ‘Champions’

September 10, 2014

Chief Steve Brewer and the Conover Police Department were recognized on Tuesday during the 12th Annual Greater Hickory Kia Classic Media Day.

Brewer and his department were presented with the Champions Award for their service during the tournament’s 12 years.

May robbery suspect arrested

September 10, 2014

On Thursday, May 8 at approximately 11:30 p.m. the Kangaroo convenience store at 334 20th Street, Newton was robbed. Monday, the first suspect was identified and arrested.

Brandon Keith Dunning, 29, of 721 West C Street, Newton was arrested and charged with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to Newton police.

Newton man seeks 20,000 votes

September 10, 2014

If you’ve driven down North College Avenue, you’ve seen his name. It’s plastered along the small commercial space right next to Callahan’s Café.

The sign on the front of the building reads “Ed Ide” in large, black, bold letters. Ide is running for Catawba County Commissioner as a write-in candidate, and the spot with the sign is his headquarters.

Remembering 9-11 in Catawba County

September 10, 2014

The morning of Sept. 11, 2001 left citizens across the country in shock as they watched two planes crash in to the World Trade Centers in New York City. Thousands of citizens, fire fighters, police officers and visitors los their lives during these terrorist attacks on American soil.

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