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Apartment searched in connection with Daniels murder

July 29, 2014

More than a month after local school counselor Maggie Daniels was murdered in her Newton apartment, police have secured search warrants for an apartment in Windsor Apartments, where Daniels was murdered.

VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see owner

July 28, 2014

Southside Showcase

July 25, 2014

Start your engines! The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Motorcycle, Truck & Car Show Classic at Southside Park on Saturday, July 26.

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.

Citizens honored by NCSHP

July 25, 2014

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol honored three local citizens for their assistance in finding the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run which occured on May 23 between Lincolnton and Maiden. Left to right: NCSHP 1st Sgt. Daryl Conley, Sgt.

Butts and Beans

July 25, 2014

Catawba County EMS workers are looking for the best barbeque grillers around as they prep for their annual fundraiser, Butts and Beans BBQ Challenge.

The 4th Annual event will be held on Sept. 26 and 27 at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds.

20-year-old man stabbed to death

July 25, 2014

A stabbing that occured in Newton early Thursday morning resulted in the death of 20 year-old Jason Margarita.

Catawba County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call at 2162 Stove Drive, Newton, at about 1:59 a.m., said Sheriff Coy Reid.

VIDEO: Weird Al Is Wowed by Album's Success

July 24, 2014

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National Hot Dog Day

July 24, 2014

Briley Lowe, 3, of Newton and friend Connor Mummert, 4, of Newton, chow down on hot dogs from Sonic in celebration of National Hot Dog Day.

Honoring the fallen at Soldiers Reunion

July 24, 2014

Sgt. Chris W. Eckard, of Hickory, was on his fifth tour in the Middle East when he was stuck by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and killed instantly. Today, the soldier's memory lives on with his mother, Eunice.

“What better way to die, than die for your country,” Eunice recalled to be one of her son's lasting quotes.

Newton Unleashed

July 24, 2014

For all the pet lovers out there who are burdened with having to leave furry family members home while venturing out, it's time to unleash that guilt. How about leashing the pet instead and heading to downtown Newton? The pet friendly business owners have given the community something to bark about, tweet on or slither to.

2 Pink Magnolias on the move

July 23, 2014

The former Epps building in downtown Newton will soon be home to a mother-daughter run gift store and boutique.

Rebecca and Jennifer Stiver will be relocating their store, 2 Pink Magnolias, from 200 North Main Ave. to the former Epps building on North College Avenue.

Commissioners ‘vote for jobs’

July 23, 2014

“An industrial park is a great idea, but you have the wrong the location.”

This statement echoed in the 1924 Courthouse over and over Monday night as concerned citizens of the Startown community voiced their opinions on the proposed 1764 Business Park, but the Catawba County Board of Commissioners didn’t seem to agree.

County library seeks crowd-funding for community garden

July 22, 2014

The Catawba County Library is engaging the community to raise more money to better “seed” its new garden at the main library in Newton. Partnering with Citizinvestor, a crowd-funding and civic engagement platform, the project seeks local residents willing to invest in the community garden.

‘You’ve Got a Friend’ shooting music video in Newton

July 22, 2014

Local musician, Jonathan Birchfield, is making one of his biggest dreams come true — and you’re invited to be a part of the magic.

Birchfield will be performing with symphony orchestras worldwide with his recently formed tribute, “You’ve Got A Friend”.

County Commissioners hear concerns about Business Park 1764

July 22, 2014

“An industrial park is a great idea, but you have the wrong the location.”

This statement echoed in the 1924 Courthouse over and over Monday night as concerned citizens of the Startown community voiced their opinions on the proposed 1764 Business Park.

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