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August 3, 2011

Jerry Benjamin Creech, 65, of Newton, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 at his residence.  The Creech family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.

Charles Edward Presnell, 56, of Conover died Saturday, July 30, 2011.  The Presnell family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis Reynolds Funeral Home and Cremations in Newton.
 

County: Newton compensation equal to other districts

August 3, 2011

While Newton leaders say they are not compensated for providing emergency medical response to the rural fire district Newton Fire Department serves, county officials say that is not true. In addition, county leaders say Newton receives the same funding as other departments in the county — and those departments provide medical first response.

Local expansion brings ‘tangible results’ to area

August 3, 2011

Since 2008, unemployment rankings and income levels have been thrown around in conversation by politicians and the average citizen alike. While some believe the “Great Recession” is nearing an end, others think the worst is yet to come. 
Needless to say, economic statistics have filled debate about the financial “crisis” going on in the country.

Seeking aid

August 3, 2011

For three straight years, Newton leaders have sought a 2-cent increase in the rural fire district tax levied on residents living within the 25 square miles the city's fire department serves.

And for three straight years, Catawba County officials have denied those requests.

Now, as the county seeks to renew a mutual aide fire protection agreement with fire departments countywide — an agreement that removes $2,400 those departments previously received — Newton leaders are the ones having reservations.

Newton combats 'Lover's Lane'

August 3, 2011

Newton banned parking along "Lover's Lane" near Newton-Conover High School, and some residents of the North Deal Avenue block aren't happy about it.

"I don't like it," said North Deal Avenue resident Red Reitzel.

Another resident of the street, Michael Jackson, said city officials should "leave it alone like it is," even though Newton Police says NCHS students are parking along the street to engage in drug and sexual activity.

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