Due to recent events in North Carolina, approximately 70,000 citizens lost their unemployment benefits last week and about 500,000 citizens have been denied Medicaid benefits statewide.
Demolition crews began tearing down the South Newton Elementary School this week. The new elementary school is planned to open by the start of the 2014 school year. The original class rooms, cafeteria and gymnasium date back to 1958. Demolition is expected to be completed in a few weeks.