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Ribbon cutting today

May 31, 2013

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.

May 29th

Abernethy Laurels welcomes ‘Our State’ magazine presentation

May 29, 2013

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.

Payne convicted in child sex case

May 29, 2013

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.

May 28th

County Agri-Tourism day set for June 15

May 28, 2013

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.

Patrol reports 13 fatalities during Memorial Day weekend

May 28, 2013

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.

May 24th

2013 Unity Award goes to Shuford

May 24, 2013

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.

Poppies at the Post Office

May 24, 2013

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.

May 23rd

Meth arrest made in Claremont

May 23, 2013

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.

Conover dedicates new park

May 23, 2013

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. 

May 22nd

Wreck ties up traffic

May 22, 2013

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.

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