Archive - 2013 - News Article
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.
On Wednesday, May 22, investigators from the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, traveled to the residence of 2596 Midnight Drive in Claremont regarding tip information of a possible meth lab.
The city of Conover is inviting the public to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new city park today at 1 p.m.
The opening of the new 6.5 acre park will result in a 50 percent increase in Conover’s public park system.
A wreck in Newton Tuesday afternoon tied up traffic and ended in a DWI arrest.
The driver of a dump truck traveling east on N.C. 10 west of Newton lost control of his vehicle and overturned, according to Captain Tim Hayes, of the Newton Police Department.
The wreck occurred just before 3 p.m. in a curve west of Sigmon Dairy Rd.
Donna Craig Stewart, 48, of Newton, was convicted of two counts Felony First Degree Rape of a Child, Tuesday in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court.
Monday night the Newton Fire Department conducted a controlled burn on West Fourth Street. Firefighters set numerous fires in the house and practiced tactics to control the fires.