Four months after Newton hiring someone to lead the planning department, the city is without a planning director.
A 12-year-old Vale girl was seriously injured when she rode her dirt bike into the road and was hit by an oncoming truck.
N.C. Trooper R.G Griffin said Christopher Wayne Randall, 42, of Cherryville was driving his 1999 GMC pick-up truck along Reepsville Road when the girl darted into his path.
Owners of Newton's Internet sweepstakes businesses have about 60 days to file applications and pay new fees in order to keep their doors open.
Newton City Council set a new fee schedule that requires the Internet gaming operations to pay $2,500 per business, as well as $1,000 per computer terminal within the business. Those are levied annually.