Newton City Council will install Anne P. Stedman as the city's first female mayor tonight. It will also appoint a citizen to fill her unexpired council seat to conclude the 7 p.m. meeting at city hall.
Stedman replaces outgoing Mayor Robert Mullinax, and leaves behind two years in her council term. She has served as the city's mayor pro tem since her re-election in 2009. City Council will also elect a new mayor pro tem tonight.
Catawba Countyâ€™s Christmas Bureau is delivering a happy holiday for families throughout the Hickory Metro. Find out about how the annual event operates so smoothly - and the people who dedicate themselves to its mission - inside The O-N-Eâ€™s print and online editions.
A man stopping to pick-up pizza in Claremont walked away from his running car, and came back to find an empty parking police. Police found the car Monday, but they are still looking for the joy-riders. Details only in The O-N-E print edition.