When Newton Kiwanis Club, Newton-Conover’s oldest civic community service organization and until recent years an all-male group, recently installed new officers it made history.
Most high school students took Monday off to relax at home, but Teen Miss North Carolina Katie Kleeberger took the day to give back to the community.
The 14 year-old, Newton-Conover High School freshman and Conover native spent her day working at Corner Table Soup Kitchen in Newton.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church dedicated a new church bell Sunday that replaced the one taken out of service in July.
Pastor Paul FitzPatrick said that the church discovered on July 8 that the bell in the Church’s Bell Tower had broken from its mounts and shattered when it fell.