Georgie Ruth Brown Drum, 93, of Catawba, died on March 10, 2013, at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrill’s Ford. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.
A small neighborhood crowd gathered to watch the Newton Fire Department quickly control an apartment fire Friday, March 8, at 115 East Thirteenth Street.
The occupants were cooking and accidentally started a fire that damaged the kitchen cabinets, the wall and the ceiling according to fire officials.
Newton Police Department arrested Twyla Gayle Stewart, 25, of 815 East First street, Newton, Saturday for misdemeanor child abuse.