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Newton sees rash of B&Es

April 1, 2015

Newton Police Department responded to multiple breaking and entering calls on Friday and another on Sunday.

Around 9 a.m. on Friday, a vacant commercial building owned by Douglas Eugene Punch located in the 1600 block of Hwy. 10 was broken into and several hand tools were stolen. Maj. Tim Hayes said it appeared that someone forced entry to a door during the break-in.

Depot Authority moving forward with museum plans

April 1, 2015

The Newton Depot Authority is currently working to raise funding for a Southeastern Narrow Gauge and Shortline Museum to be created within the restored Newton Depot location.

The creation of the Chester and Lenoir Narrow Gauge Railroad began in 1873.

Sherrills Ford man pleads guilty of luring a minor

April 1, 2015

A Sherrills Ford man will spend 12-24 months behind bars after pleading guilty in Catawba County Superior Court to attempting to lure a minor child to get into a car with him.

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 gets 18-22 years for sexual offense plea

April 1, 2015

Aaron Christopher Lackey, 25, of Newton, will spend 18-22 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple sexual offenses with a minor child during Catawba County Superior Court Monday, March 30, 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.

Head-on collision in Conover

April 1, 2015

A two car head-on collision shut down part of the intersection of Rock Barn Road and Thornburg Drive in Conover around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning. The incident involved a Ford Explorer and a Nissan Sentra.

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.

Catawba County GOP Announces Officers

March 31, 2015

The Catawba County Republican Party (CCGOP) held its County Convention on March 7th, 2015 with the following slate of officers elected to serve in 2015-2017.

Race for Grace

March 31, 2015

Runners dash from the start line during Saturday’s N.C. Troopers Footchase and 5K in Conover.

On the hunt...Newton’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

March 31, 2015

College Basketball Round Up- Sweet 16 Edition

March 30, 2015

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Newton man, woman arrested for drug charges

March 30, 2015

Quantez Antontio Gaither, of McKay Road in Newton, was arrested on Wednesday by the Hickory Police Department. Gaither was charged with trafficking in opium or heroin, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell and distribute marijuana and felony possession of marijuana. Gaither is currently being held at the Catawba County Detention Center under a $60,000 bond.

N-CHS students earns Park Scholarship

March 30, 2015

Abby Cox, 17, of Conover is excited to begin her next chapter after she graduates from Newton-Conover High School (N-CHS) in June. Her most recent achievement has left her even more excited to begin her college career.

Cox was chosen as one of only 40 total recipients of The Park Scholarship at North Carolina State University.

New headquarters nears completion in downtown

March 30, 2015

On Feb. 14 last year, the new Newton Fire Department headquarters began taking shape.

After roughly 10 months of construction, the finishing touches are being added on and the department is prepping for open.

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.

Finding your passion

March 27, 2015

"I'm so so fortunate to be in Conover," said City of Conover Planning Director Lance Hight. "Working in a place like this has allowed me and my department to do so well."

Hight began working for the City of Conover is 2004, just after graduating from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor's Degree in City and Regional Planning.

‘Just a mom’ making a difference

March 27, 2015

Laurie Powell squealed with excitement when she read that Senate Bill 445 and House Bill 355 had passed their first reading on Thursday. The companion bills were filed on Wednesday after Powell spent a year advocating for “Burt’s Law” in response to a tragic incident that involved the abuse of her son, Burt.

Pinwheel event to raise child abuse

March 26, 2015

The sun reflecting off of the metallic blue and silver curls of one spinning pinwheel glimmers enough to catch a person’s eye. When thousands are planted in the ground, the statement made is undeniable. Each year, on April 1, child protection agencies across the country take time to plant and admire these sparkling wheels that serve as a national symbol for child abuse awareness.

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