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November 21st

Newton Fire Department helps Santa

November 21, 2012

Tuesday afternoon at Newton Fire Department Station 1 the engine bay looked a little different than a normal day. Instead of maintaining fire equipment, the men were seen putting together children’s bicycles.

Crash causes delay

November 21, 2012

Traffic was redirected for half an hour on Wednesday while N.C. Highway Patrol investigated a wreck that sent one driver the the hospital with minor injuries.

Watchorn dies

November 21, 2012

Long time local bank president Thomas Watchorn, 64, died Sunday at his residence in Cornelius.  Watchorn came to Newton after Loyd Mullinax retired as long time president of Citizens Savings and Loan Association later Citizens Savings Bank.

County makes drug arrest

November 21, 2012

On Nov. 11, Narcotics Investigators with the Catawba County Sheriff's Office and Newton Police Department conducted a search warrant at the address of 5265 Swinging Bridge Rd. in Conover. As a result of this search warrant, a marijuana growing operation and firearms were seized.

November 16th

Traffic stop leads to pair of arrests

November 16, 2012

Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men and seized two kilos of cocaine during an early morning traffic stop on Highway 321 north of High Shoals.

Vehicle fire at apartment complex raises questions

November 16, 2012

Newton Police and Fire departments responded to Park Place Apartments on South Bost Avenue early Wednesday morning around 3:30 a.m. when a vehicle was reported to be on fire.

The 1994 Chevy Beretta was parked between two other cars that caught on fire as well.

The two other vehicles were a 2005 Jeep Cherokee and a 1999 Chevy Cavalier on either side of the car.

Driver cited for DWI

November 16, 2012

A vehicle accident congested traffic for almost an hour as well as knocked out power late Thursday afternoon around 4:40 p.m.

Newton Police Department, along with Newton Fire Department and rescue squad responded to a single car wreck on N.C. 16 and Eastmont Dr.

November 14th

Schools honored for Doing the Unthinkable

November 14, 2012

On Sept. 22, 2012 Frye Regional Medical Center held the Do The Unthinkable 5k featuring Scott Rigsby, the first double-amputee in the world to finish an Ironman distance triathlon with prosthetics at the 140.6-mile World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  

Houck arrested on sex charges

November 14, 2012

A Conover man was arrested by Hickory Police Monday on two felony charges involving sexual assault against children.

Kelly Martin Houck Jr., of 940 27th St., NE, 142, Conover, was arrested at his work place and transferred into custody Monday night around 10:30 p.m. according to HPD Investigator Dustin Nowatka.

Home destroyed

November 14, 2012

Propst Crossroads fire department responded to a fully involved mobile home fire at 3799 Scronce Road in Vale at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Units en-route to the scene observed heavy black smoke from the vicinity and called for mutual aid assistance from Union VFD out of Lincoln County.

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