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February 8, 2011

Calvin Joseph “Joey” Robison Jr., 36, of Newton, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at his residence. The Robison family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

Wayne Brevard Whitesides, 59, of Lincolnton, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.  A memorial service was held Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Living Word Pentecostal Holiness Church in Maiden.

Newton utility customers to get new payment options

February 8, 2011

Newton residents with a debit or credit card may soon be able to pay their utility bills online and in person. That convenience, however, will come at a price for customers.

"We are hearing it more and more — customers want to pay with electronic transfer," said Newton Finance Director Serina Hinson.

Newton City Council gave Hinson the green light to seek proposals from vendors that can provide online bill payment through a link to the city's website.

Program to provide medicine, services for elderly

February 8, 2011

What was once the Dale Jarrett building on U.S. 70 could have a new future as a facility that provides care for the Hickory Metro's aging population.

Programs for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) are Medicare programs for adults ages 55 and older living with disabilities. Area officials want to use the former Dale Jarrett building in Hickory to house PACE and improve accessibility to services for Catawba County's aging population.

PACE is designed to reduce the cost burden to the elderly, many of whom struggle to make ends meet because of increasing health care costs.

Flowers are in the air

February 8, 2011

Area florists are preparing for what they call one of their busiest days of the year — Valentine's Day.

For most people, the day of love is about flowers, cards and stuffed animals for the ones they love, but for Catawba County's florists, Valentine's Day represents days of hard work and preparation.

2 fires, 63 minutes

February 8, 2011

Newton Fire Department's resources were strained Monday night after firefighters were called to two structure fires in slightly more than an hour.

Monday's two structure fires in 63 minutes are part of a larger trend this year for Newton Fire Department. Fire Chief Kevin Yoder said structure fires are more common in the winter, but the department has recently noticed more fires occurring on the same day at about the same time.

"When it rains, it pours," Yoder said.

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