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60-second weather changes

April 21, 2015

"It's a three step process," said Catawba County Emergency Services' Karyn Yaussy.

Spring months are known for their 60-second weather changes. Flood and tornado watches and warnings are typically in Catawba County during this time of year. It’s important to be prepared for emergency weather situations. There's a few steps that can be taken in order to do so:

Looking Better Together: Newton commission helps neighbors tackle yard work

April 21, 2015

NEWTON, N.C. – City of Newton Appearance Commission members came together to spruce up a neighbor’s yard as part of the Looking Better Together program.

Looking Better Together is about helping senior citizens, disabled people and veterans with simple landscaping projects around their homes.

NBA Playoffs Recap and Predictions

April 20, 2015

The NBA Playoffs started this past Saturday. We are going to look at the results and give predictions on how the rest of the series goes. We will start in the Eastern Conference first.

Eastern Conference

Game 1
Chicago Bulls 103
Milwaukee Bucks 91

Mystery Surrounds Historical Anniversary

April 20, 2015

Friday marked 150 years since the only recorded incident of wartime military action in Catawba County, when a local Confederate soldier was killed by Union troops. Research into the fabled event, however, now calls into question the identity of the dead warrior.

Newton man arrested for being on child premises as a sex offender

April 20, 2015

Shalaby Alin Haqq of 2162 Stove Drive in Newton was arrested Thursday by Catawba County Sheriff’s Deputies.

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.

Autism awareness ‘All month long’

April 20, 2015

Stacy Huffman’s K-5 grade classroom is not your typical learning environment.

A side room filled with a trampoline, hammock, and other mobile activities designates a separate space away from classwork for students to release energy.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: TIME Releases Most Influential People List

April 17, 2015

TIME Magazine has revealed the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of what it considers the 100 most influential people in the world.

Cooperative Extension offers workshops, activities throughout the calendar year

April 17, 2015

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service (NCCES) is dedicated to non-formal education for the public. We are a service funded by federal, state, and county funds; dedicated to connecting end users to the research and information generated by our state’s two land grant universities – North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T.

Red Hot Spelling Bee

April 17, 2015

A team of teachers from Discovery High School in Newton were named champions of the Ninth Annual Red Hot Spelling Bee. The team battled it out in the championship round against the team representing the city of Newton and took home the first-place trophy after correctly spelling the word “kraken”.

Supporting CUE-Event benefits rescue group that found missing Bandys students

April 17, 2015

“They were actually on the ground searching before we knew they were there,” said Sue Ziegler. “After they verified that it was them, they came and said ‘Ya know, we never would have looked there’. To have the police acknowledge the Community United Effort (CUE) – that was a big deal to me.”

Three Newton teens facing drugs and weapon charges

April 17, 2015

Catawba County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a narcotics complaint at approximately 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

The caller told officials that there were drugs located in a double-wide with a black SUV parked in front of it along Phoenix Drive in Newton, according to Capt. Joel Fish

Elderly man arrested in Maiden for drugs

April 16, 2015

On Tuesday, April 14, Maiden Police Narcotics officers, working in conjunction with officers from the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, Hickory Police Department and Long View Police Department executed a narcotics related search warrant at 420 North Main Ave Maiden.

‘Be Careful’

April 16, 2015

On October 3, 2014 five teenagers took a curve too fast in a Mercedes, costing the lives of two Bunker Hill High School students. Justin Turner and Alec Sigmon, both 15 at the time, were mourned by family, friends, classmates and the community following the accident.

Newton Wins Financial Award

April 15, 2015

For the 30th consecutive year, the city of Newton has been awarded the prestigious Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

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

Newton man alleged possesses cocaine

April 15, 2015

Thalmus Jaton Linder, 36, of Stadium Drive in Newton was arrested by Hickory Police Department on Tuesday.

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

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Baseball East...
East Lincoln quarterback Chazz Surratt wasted little time announcing his college decision on...
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports schedule and postponements involving Catawba County teams:...


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