Archive - 2013 - News Article
Newton native Julius Frances Abernethy Huitt, who set a local record for women in previously male achievements before she and her husband moved to Hawaii more than half a century ago, has died in her adopted state.
The Newton Fire Department responded to a reported house fire Wednesday night but found something a little different.
Initial reports at 9:09 p.m. to 911 were from one of the occupants that said the house was on fire and that everyone was attempting to get out, according to fire officials.
The Catawba Valley Special Olympics are seeking volunteers for the Spring Track and Field Games on Friday, April 26, at Newton-Conover High School.
Volunteers are essential for a successful event and will help with the hundreds of athletes that are competing in the various events.
A small neighborhood crowd gathered to watch the Newton Fire Department quickly control an apartment fire Friday, March 8, at 115 East Thirteenth Street.
The occupants were cooking and accidentally started a fire that damaged the kitchen cabinets, the wall and the ceiling according to fire officials.
Newton Police Department arrested Twyla Gayle Stewart, 25, of 815 East First street, Newton, Saturday for misdemeanor child abuse.
Twenty-five minutes north of Hickory, on U.S. 321, JEBCC has offered quality entertainment and rental facilities since 1993.
Jeff Bentley, director of JEBCC, said the center has seen a lot of growth each year.
â€śItâ€™s quite a challenge for us â€” a lot of people have misconceptions about the facility,â€ť Bentley said. â€śWe are 95 percent self-supporting â€” we raise those funds.â€ť
Newton fire officials determined the cause of a Wednesday morning house fire at 5 South Ervin Avenue was due to a discarded cigarette.
The homeowner noticed smoke coming from a rear room of the house and called 911, according to Newton Fire Chief Kevin Yoder.
â€śShe carried out most of the burning material to the front porch,â€ť Yoder said.
Two people led authorities on a high-speed, 30 mile pursuit that ended with damage to four Sheriff's Office vehicles and created two additional wrecks all while a child was present in the vehicle.
The “highly anticipated” Marie and Twannette’s Bakery and Café, 31 N. College Ave., held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate its upcoming grand opening.