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From the publisher: A stay neither 'short' nor 'pleasant'

September 18, 2012

The first letter to the editor I received at The Observer News Enterprise was short and not so sweet.

In response to one of my early O-N-E columns pondering why there’s a pause at a particular place in the pledge of allegiance, a reader wrote in 2002: “I hope you have a pleasant, but short stay in Catawba County.”

A little more than 10 years later, my stay here hasn’t exactly been short.

Laurels and darts: County's justice system fails to protect lives

July 16, 2012

DARTS

Darts to the Catawba County justice system which has not only failed to keep safe the streets of Catawba County for citizens, but also failed people like Brett VonDrehle in the process.

From the publisher: Don't let negative news define us

May 29, 2012

Welcome to Catawba County, a wonderful community in the foothills of North Carolina that is within an hour of some of the most beautiful outdoor places and metropolitan locations in the state.

But why leave the county?

Maiden hadn’t made many mistakes in its first three football games this season. Game No. 4 Friday...
With a 24-6 lead at halftime, the St. Stephens football team appeared heading for its second win of...
Below is a look at prep football scores from Catawba County, as well as across the state: Catawba...

 

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