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VIDEO OF THE DAY: 7 Tips For Delicious Burgers

March 6, 2015

4th Annual Behind the Scenes at Hart Square

March 6, 2015

The Catawba County Historical Association is offering an intimate look at Hart Square, the largest collection of original historic log buildings in the United States. The event will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015, rain or shine. Behind the Scenes opens up Hart Square to the public for a different experience from the event that takes place once a year in October.

Reporting for Duty

March 6, 2015

During the last week of January and the first week of February, local Boy Scouts have the opportunity to be a part of the Scouts In Local Government Program.

The Lakeland District Activities Committee sponsored the program, which is coordinated by Henry H. Helton.

Community Supported Agriculture

March 5, 2015

If you are looking for ways to eat healthier and support local agriculture, a CSA (community supported agriculture) subscription might be for you. A CSA, in simple terms, is a subscription to a farm in which you receive a share of what the farm harvests on a regular basis.

Newton PD arrest man with 137 grams of marijuana

March 5, 2015

A Hickory man was arrested by Newton Police Tuesday after an officer found 137 grams of marijuana in his backpack.

38-year-old Shah Dion Harrison of 3rd St NE in Hickory was arrested after officers pulled over a vehicle for an expired tag near the intersection of Southwest Boulevard and West C Street. Harrison was not driving the vehicle.

Not every pro wears a suit and tie

March 5, 2015

First generation farmer Russell Hedrick, 30, is doing a little more than just watering the crops and plowing the fields.

Hedrick was recently bestowed with Catawba County's Soil and Water Conservation District Farm Family of the Year award for his outstanding best management practices on his farm, JRH Grains Farms, LLC in Hickory.

Conover council talks health, manor

March 5, 2015

March 2015 was proclaimed as Give Healthy and National Nutrition Month for the city of Conover at their City Council meeting this past Monday, March 1.

"It's a program that Catawba County Health and Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministries have worked together on and now they're asking all of the municipalities to get the word out," said Conover City Manager Donald Duncan.

Teen Convicted

March 4, 2015

A Catawba County teen pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection with a stabbing death during Catawba County Superior Court on Monday, March 2, 2015.

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 guilty of 46 sexual offenses

March 4, 2015

A Newton man was sentenced to no less than 160 years of prison time for multiple sexual offenses spanning more than a decade.

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.

Sunset Drive fire torches porch

March 4, 2015

Conover Fire Department responded to a house fire on Sunset Drive just after 11 a.m. on Tuesday. The fire started on the front porch of the residence, according to Chief Mark Hinson, and resulted in no injuries.

“It was a small house fire there,” Hinson said. “We had it under control in about 15 minutes.”

Chief: Man was cutting fuel tank at time of blast

March 4, 2015

Officials said a man was cutting the end of “an old fuel tank” when an explosion blew through the outbuilding he was working in at 3986 N.C. Highway 16 North on Monday afternoon.

The man suffered burns to 80 percent of his body and was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital following the incident. Officials had no update on his condition Tuesday.

Empty Bowls, Full Hearts

March 3, 2015

On Saturday, the cafeteria at Saint Stephens High School will be filled with people making a difference.

The 9th annual Empty Bowls, Full Heart event will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. on Saturday, utilizing the creative talents of students, staff and the community to raise money for local soup kitchens and overall hunger awareness.

‘Loud boom’ shakes Conover

March 3, 2015

Brenda Trivette was unloading groceries outside her home on Angel Road in Conover when she heard the explosion.

“All I heard was a loud boom and then I felt the ground shake,” Trivette said. “I actually dropped my bag. Then I turned around and all I could see was black smoke coming from behind the trees.”

The O-N-E represented at annual NCPA Awards

March 2, 2015

The Observer News Enterprise’s Sports Editor Cody Dalton received an award during the N.C. Press Association’s Annual Awards Ceremony held Thursday at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dalton earned second place for sports columns in the Daily Division, which includes newspapers with a circulation less than 15,000.

Paying at the Pump

March 2, 2015

The price at the pump factors into nearly every household budget across America — making things run smoothly when the cost of gasoline drops and stretching dollars thin when it skyrockets.

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