The Newton Fire Department responded Wednesday to a house fire at 119 West G street at 2:55 p.m.
The units arrived to find the single story residence filled with smoke and the occupants all accounted for outside.
A single vehicle accident claimed the life of a Conover teen as he was driving home just after 2 a.m. Thursday morning.
Zachary Benefield, 18, a resident of Sipe’s Orchard Home lost control of his 2000 Acura passenger car while traveling north on Herman Sipe Road according to North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper C.M. Trouille.