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July 9th

Rough road ahead for Newton leaders

July 9, 2012

Newton leaders will explore a bumpy road when they meet for the city council's regular monthly meeting Tuesday night.

Specifcially, they are planning focus on East 26th Street, which Council member Tom Rowe has called the "one of the worst roads in Newton."

Fire destroys home

July 9, 2012

Firefighters spent nearly 40 minutes trying to contain a fire that destroyed a Newton-area home Friday night.

Crash and roll

July 9, 2012

Tiffany Lynn Gomez, 27, was driving a Kia Sedona Van on McLin Creek Road when she applied the brakes and the vehicle wouldn’t slow down, according to Newton Police reports.

Boy drowns in Lake Hickory

July 9, 2012

A cookout on Lake Hickory turned tragic Saturday when a five-year-old boy drowned at Dixie Boat Club.

Cody Ray Johnson, 5, was found at the bottom of Lake Hickory after he apparently wandered away from a cookout his mother and siblings attended Saturday evening, said Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.

July 6th

Loan funds to drive data park

July 6, 2012

Catawba County Economic Development Corp. is seeking up to $4 million in state loan funding to help establish a new multi-jurisdictional business park.

Claremont problem stinks

July 6, 2012

Claremont has a problem that really stinks, and they are hoping a reward will inspire area residents to help solve the issue.

The city has been receiving septic wastewater at its wastewater treatment plants, according to information provided by City Manager Doug Barrick.

Time to harvest ideas

July 6, 2012

Catawba County is beginning development of a plan to provide long-term support to agricultural land in the county that will focus on economic development for agriculture and the recruitment of young farmers.

The public is invited to submit ideas and suggestions online at www.catawbacountync.gov/Planning/Sustainability/ or at a set of public workshops that begin Monday.

July 5th

'Energizing' seniors

July 5, 2012

A new program recently created by the Newton Recreation Department is allowing seniors throughout Catawba County a chance to not only relax, but become energized and rejuvenated.

“Tai Chi for Seniors” takes place ever Friday afternoon from 1-2 p.m. at the lower level of Newton Recreation Center for a suggested donation of $3 per class.

Missing man spurs search

July 5, 2012

Five hours after Billy Lee Tolbert disappeared from the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds, police found him safe at home in the Hudson area.

"He had made his way to Hickory White Furniture near Lenoir-Rhyne University," said Newton Police Chief Don Brown.

July 4th

Patriot parade

July 4, 2012

When Edith Pirkle moved from Lake Norman to Maiden, she said she felt like the town was missing something.

"The town didn't have a parade," she said. "I thought, 'What could I do?' So I started a a parade for the Fourth of July."

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