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Lincolnton Teen Missing

January 30, 2015

Lincolnton Police are searching for a 15-year-old girl who was reported missing.

Breanna Hoyle was last seen at Lincolnton High School on Jan. 22.

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.

A Musical Champion

January 30, 2015

Wesley Curtis, 35, of Hickory, is a winner.

Curtis recently topped out the Green Room Theater’s So You Think You’ve Got Talent competition, but his first place achievement came as a shock.

“It seemed like a dream for just a second,” Curtis said. “It really didn’t sink in.”

2015 Municipal Elections: Stedman to run again, Readling tired of ‘hell’, Smyre undecided

January 30, 2015

The 2015 seats up for election include several local mayors.

Newton’s Anne Stedman, Maiden’s Bob Smyre and Catawba’s Vance Readling have expiring terms this election.

Stedman, who is serving the final year of her first term as Newton’s mayor, is definitely planning to file in July.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Super Bowl Facts That Will Change The Way You Watch

January 30, 2015

O-N-E Welcomes New Intern

January 30, 2015

“You’re in,” said Jamie Frye, Newton-Conover High School (N-CHS) journalism advisor. That is when my journey at the O-N-E began.

My name is Mikala Banks and as a senior at N-CHS I have been interested in journalism for the past three years.

N.C. announces new immunization requirements

January 30, 2015

Starting July 1, 2015, new immunization requirements for school aged children will take effect, as demanded by the North Carolina Commission for Public Health.

The new requirements will effect children born July 1 or later and children entering kindergarten and seventh grade after July 1.

Walmart on the way

January 30, 2015

The development of the property at the former Harris Teeter location on Northwest Boulevard in Newton has been a hot topic in the city for several months. In October, council approved a plan that would allow an unnamed tenant to demolish existing structures on the site and build a 41,000 square foot retail space,.....

There’s no place like ‘home’

January 29, 2015

Answering phones and greeting people made for a good part-time job while then 19-year-old Shaylyn Ladd, of Newton, was just starting school. She enjoyed talking to and getting to know the people of Abernethy Laurels — residents, co-workers and visitors — each day before attending her evening classes.

Newton in the rearview mirror

January 28, 2015

Greetings and a most very blessed 2015 to all in Newton!

Longtime CVCC professor climbs mountains, authors books

January 28, 2015

Peering over the edge of Table Rock Mountain, hikers can see straight down the 400-foot drop with no fence protecting them from the edge. For mountain-lover Dr. Charles Dickson, 78, the experience was exhilarating and one he’ll never forget.

Green Room named top Community Theatre

January 28, 2015

The Green Room Community Theatre is receiving more than just rounds of applause for their work as they were named the Community Theatre of the Year by the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC).

Newton to focus on downtown development

January 28, 2015

61 communities in N.C. are dedicated as Main Street Communities by the N.C. Department of Commerce. To be designated, communities must have a population under 50,000 and commit to hiring a full-time downtown manager and fund and operate the Main Street Program. Newton was named a Main Street Community in 1990.

It’s official: Newton has Walmart on the map

January 28, 2015

“It is a Walmart Neighborhood Market,” Newton Assistant Planning Director Alex Fulbright said during Tuesday’s planning commission meeting.

CAPC names new director

January 27, 2015

The Board of the Children's Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County has announced the hiring of Nancy Hughes as the agency's new executive director.

The public is invited to meet the new director at a reception to be held at 3-5 p.m. Feb. 12 at the CAPC, located at 1007 First Ave. South, Conover.

Startown P.E. Club

January 27, 2015

A troop of students from Startown Elementary, donning their bright, Tiger-orange gear, strolled into Abernethy Laurels on Friday morning for their first performance of the school year.

The students, members of the Startown P.E. Club, brought with them jump ropes of all sizes, pogo sticks and even unicycles.

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Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...


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