Archive - May 2013 - News Article
Newton Police are looking for an armed suspect from a robbery and need your help in locating him.
Police say at 9:34 p.m. Wednesday night, they received a 911 call from the CVS Drugstore at 36 Northwest Boulevard, Newton. An employee informed the police they had just been robbed.
A quite street in Newton was just the opposite Thursday afternoon when a domestic situation spilled out into the neighborhood.
Newton Police officers were summoned shortly after 5 p.m., to a residence at 109 West Herman St., when a female called, stating that her boyfriend had assaulted her and was running through the neighborhood chasing people with a baseball bat.
Renwood Mills, Newton’s newest major industrial company and successor to the 78-year-old Midstate Mills grain milling operation, is saying “Hello” to the community with one of the popular Biscuit Day giveaways on Courthouse Square next week.
The city of Newton plans to welcome new business Carolina Vines located at 19 N. College Ave., to the downtown area at noon today with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The event also serves as Carolina Vines’ grand opening.
Abernethy Laurels invites the public to attend a presentation by Amy Wood Pasquini of “Our State” magazine on Wednesday, June 5 at 10 a.m. on the campus of the retirement community.
James William Payne, III, 47, of Newton, was convicted of Felony First Degree Sexual Offense with a Child and three counts Felony Indecent Liberties with a Child, Tuesday in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.
Agriculture in Catawba County generates $52 million in direct economic impact with even more from indirect sources. There are more than 700 farming and agricultural operations in the county.
Anyone interested in learning more about this important sector of the local economy through tours of some of those operations is invited to the 2013 Agri-Tourism Day on Saturday, June 15.
The Highway Patrol announces a preliminary number of 13 motorists who died on North Carolina highways during the Memorial Day weekend. The holiday weekend officially began at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 24, and ended at midnight, Monday, May 27. Last year the Highway Patrol investigated five fatal collisions and 360 injury related collisions during the holiday period.
The Newton City Council on Tuesday recognized Addie Shuford as the 2013 Unity Award recipient. Mayor Anne P. Stedman presented Shuford with the plaque recognizing her contributions to the city.
The award recognizes a Newton resident, business or industry that has contributed to racial and cultural harmony in the city of Newton.
This weekend you can support soldiers and veterans by wearing a red poppy flower.
During World War I soldiers brought back the red poppy flowers from the battlefields of Belgium. They were the only flowers to grow on the embattled fields.