Archive - Dec 2012 - News Article
The Hickory Tavern Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, honored three good citizens at their luncheon meeting on Dec. 11.
The chapter winner was Landry Brown from St. Stephens High School, son of Rodney and Tammy Brown. He will advance to the District level.
The city of Newton recognized six retiring employees in December.
On Dec. 14, the city honored Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Travis and firefighter/engineer Charles Richard “Rick” Crater with a luncheon at Fire Station 2 (Northside). Travis served the city for 20 years as a firefighter, lieutenant, captain and deputy fire chief.
Jan Brown would be considered a Catawba County transplant to some people. Brown is originally from Florida, but you wouldn’t know it by the stories she can tell about the little town of Catawba, where she resides now. Those many stories are what started Brown’s books, “Heartbeat of Catawba” Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.
On Dec. 20, the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division with the assistance of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations served a search warrant at the residence of 2615 12th Ave. Drive NE in Conover as a result of an ongoing drug investigation.
Two Newton residents and a family from Sherrills Ford each won a grand prize pack valued at $800.
Jessica Nicholas from Newton dropped her entry slip into the Hometown Christmas gift box while she was paying her city of Newton utility bill at Newton’s city hall.
To end the nine week grading period, South Newton’s second grade welcomed WBTV’s Al Conklin to finish their science unit in weather. The students were eager to meet the local celebrity and Meteorologist.
With the school year reaching the halfway mark, the Rotary Club of Newton-Conover is doing it’s best to keep students fed during the weekends. The Rotary Club feeds students through The Back Pack Program. The club worked with the Department of Social Services to “adopt” Startown Elementary School in Newton.
From left, Lindsay Lansdawne, Shelby Lail Kneeling, Erin Kelley and Elaina Ramseur-Luckey show off the 917 non-perishable food items South Newton Elementary School collected. The students are student council representatives for the fifth grade. Terry Drumâ€™s fifth grade class collected the most items with 430 cans and won a pizza party.
Michael Vodek holds up his gift choice for Roxane Chatmanâ€™s son, while she looks for a gift. The couple were two of the many caregivers who picked out gifts at the Catawba County Christmas Bureau.
At Christmas tree lightings on Dec. 13 and 14, Catawba Regional Hospice honored patients and family members who have been served during the past year.