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July 24th

Honoring the fallen at Soldiers Reunion

July 24, 2014

Sgt. Chris W. Eckard, of Hickory, was on his fifth tour in the Middle East when he was stuck by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and killed instantly. Today, the soldier's memory lives on with his mother, Eunice.

“What better way to die, than die for your country,” Eunice recalled to be one of her son's lasting quotes.

Newton Unleashed

July 24, 2014

For all the pet lovers out there who are burdened with having to leave furry family members home while venturing out, it's time to unleash that guilt. How about leashing the pet instead and heading to downtown Newton? The pet friendly business owners have given the community something to bark about, tweet on or slither to.

July 23rd

2 Pink Magnolias on the move

July 23, 2014

The former Epps building in downtown Newton will soon be home to a mother-daughter run gift store and boutique.

Rebecca and Jennifer Stiver will be relocating their store, 2 Pink Magnolias, from 200 North Main Ave. to the former Epps building on North College Avenue.

Commissioners ‘vote for jobs’

July 23, 2014

“An industrial park is a great idea, but you have the wrong the location.”

This statement echoed in the 1924 Courthouse over and over Monday night as concerned citizens of the Startown community voiced their opinions on the proposed 1764 Business Park, but the Catawba County Board of Commissioners didn’t seem to agree.

July 22nd

County library seeks crowd-funding for community garden

July 22, 2014

The Catawba County Library is engaging the community to raise more money to better “seed” its new garden at the main library in Newton. Partnering with Citizinvestor, a crowd-funding and civic engagement platform, the project seeks local residents willing to invest in the community garden.

‘You’ve Got a Friend’ shooting music video in Newton

July 22, 2014

Local musician, Jonathan Birchfield, is making one of his biggest dreams come true — and you’re invited to be a part of the magic.

Birchfield will be performing with symphony orchestras worldwide with his recently formed tribute, “You’ve Got A Friend”.

County Commissioners hear concerns about Business Park 1764

July 22, 2014

“An industrial park is a great idea, but you have the wrong the location.”

This statement echoed in the 1924 Courthouse over and over Monday night as concerned citizens of the Startown community voiced their opinions on the proposed 1764 Business Park.

July 21st

Newton’s Nutcracker Prince earns scholarship to Nashville

July 21, 2014

A very gifted student from the NewArt School of Ballet, Ben Cunningham, will be joining the company at Nashville Ballet in August.

Cunningham began his training with NewArt School of Ballet in 2013. He came to NASB as an actor with a desire to improve his dancing and very quickly got hooked on ballet. Melissa and Michael French, who head the NASB, could tell Cunningham was very gifted.

The Walker of Newton

July 21, 2014

Norman Reedus didn't have his trademark crossbow ready when he entered his trailer after a day of filming, but maybe he should have.

As the actor who plays Daryl Dixon walked towards the bathroom, an anxious extra waited inside. The door burst open and out came a gnarly zombie who had become a pawn in "The Walking Dead" actors' notorious pranks. That zombie was Johnny Clontz, of Newton.

July 18th

Malaysian Airlines Crash

July 18, 2014

Twenty years since the first-ever Brickyard 400, Conover native Dale Jarrett reflected this week on...
Through the trails of being an undrafted rookie, Brian Roberts hard work paid off on Wednesday. The...
Madi Story went out a winner Monday night during the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West...

 

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