Archive - 2012 - News Article
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.
Ground was broken on Friday, Nov. 9 for the new South Newton Elementary school. The $11.5 million dollar project will not utilize existing structures and are adding several new state of the art facilities.
“The investment we begin today in this new school is a wise one for the future,” said Newton-Conover City Schools Superintendent Dr. Barry Redmond.
A Catawba man was arrested Thursday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
Ramono Dewan Reid, 29, was arrested after Hickory police received a call around midnight reporting a fight involving a crowd in front of an apartment building on Fifth Avenue, NW, according to Hickory Police Department records.
Fort Dobbs in Statesville will give visitors the chance to interact with military re-enactors across time and learn how their uniforms, equipment and experience have evolved over the past 300 years. Cannon and small arms demonstrations will also be featured.
Traffic was backed up for more than a half an hour as Newton Police Department investigated an accident that occurred at the intersection of N.C. 10 and Sigmon Dairy Road. Newton Police reported that Thomas Melvin Peeler Jr., 56 of Newton was charged with a DWI and failure to yield when he turned in front of Steven George Lutz, 58 of Hickory.
For the first time in its 133-year history as Catawba County’s oldest operating newspaper, the Observer-News-Enterprise has a woman publisher. Texas native and veteran newspaper and magazine executive Nanci Batson has come to Newton from Rhode Island to take the reins of the paper.
What was once affectionately known as the Artist Cafe, will be known as Blue Moon Tavern come January 2013. The building has been empty for more than a year as the Artist Cafe closed its doors on July 23, 2011. But with a fresh awning out front and new seating inside, Blue Moon Tavern hopes to bring a new casual dining experience to Newton.
Several law enforcement officers and civilians escaped serious injury last night when suspects in a high speed chase through Gaston, Lincoln and Catawba counties fired a pistol and shotgun at pursuing officers and a passing motorist.