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A 'bright' Christmas for residents

December 23, 2010

Catawba County residents might not have a white Christmas this year.

But for many residents, it will be a bright Christmas with elaborate and festive holiday decorations.

Homes throughout the county are decorated in varying degrees of holiday cheer, with white and colored lights, inflatable snow globes, nativity scenes and, of course, Christmas trees.

"We decorate every year," said Patty Tucker, who lives with her family on West Sixth Street in Newton. "We've gotten a little more extensive with it since the kids have come."

Conover looks to the future

December 23, 2010

Conover strives to be a "community of choice" in Catawba County.

This means a safe place for residents and their families and a dynamic economic environment for businesses, said Conover Mayor Lee Moritz Jr.

To make that vision a reality, city officials work to plan goals and realize those accomplishments each year, and the city adopted mission and vision statements about a year ago when Moritz took office.

Break-in reported at Geppeto's

December 23, 2010

Police are investigating a reported break-in after a thief made off with money from a popular area restaurant.

An employee of Geppeto's Pizza and More in Newton unlocked the downtown Newton restaurant Thursday at about 9 a.m. to find the cash register in disarray, said Newton Police Department Lt. M.D. Beal.

The employee called 9-1-1, and police arrived on the scene minutes later. After searching the building, investigators determined an unknown suspect gained access to the restaurant by prying open the back door.

NPD hires traffic safety officer

December 23, 2010

Speeders and drunk drivers beware.

Newton Police Department recently hired a traffic enforcement officer to keep the city a safe place to live, work and drive.

Officer Brett Williams will patrol Newton's streets, looking for traffic violations in an effort to make the city and its citizens safer.

"My main objective is to make our city a safer place to live," Williams said. "We will be actively looking for infractions."

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