Archive - 2014 - News Article
The race for District Attorney has heated up with early voting starting for the July 15 second primary.
In the 25th Prosecutorial District, incumbent Jay Gaither is running for his fourth term as the District Attorney for Catawba, Burke and Caldwell counties.
Gaither, a native of Newton, feels his 12 years of experience as District Attorney makes him the most qualified for the position.
For many veterans, war memories can be triggered by the sounds of helicopters and sirens which bring back vivid recollections of what happened during their service.
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Explosives are one of the family business for Matt and Vicki Hulbert. What is more American than fireworks on the Fourth of July? Since their youngest son left home to start his next chapter of his life, the Hulbert's have been supplying families across the country with either fireworks, Christmas trees, or supplying maps for state parks for the past three years.
The Stars and Stripes of the American Flag wave to citizens of Newton from above the O-N-E office as we celebrate Independence Day.
Hickory Post 48â€™s Jordan Eckard celebrates with teammate Cameron Chapman after scoring in Wednesdayâ€™s Area IV playoff game against Alexander County. Hickory won, 10-7, to tie the series, 1-1.
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"I remember it was a heavy, intense, unrelenting rain," said Newton City Manager Todd Clark about the July 2013 floods in Catawba County. "We had a swift water rescue here in Newton after a gentlemen was washed off a bridge. He was rescued, but it was very terrifying for him.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5305 of Newton has received a high honor â€” the All-State Team Award. The award is given in recognition of their hard work within the community.
"The District is made up of eight hard working posts that help out veterans, community, active duty members and their families," said Larry Teague, senior vice of District 14.
Summer is here and it is time for the Fourth of July holiday. For many people, this holiday means food, fun, and fireworks. Yes, fireworks can be fun; but they also can be very dangerous. To keep this holiday from turning into a tragedy, the Hickory Fire Department offers these safety precautions.
The investigation continues into the murder of Newton-Conover City Schools teacher Margaret â€śMaggieâ€ť Daniels.
Newton Police Chief Don Brown said Tuesday evening that a roundtable discussion involving police, investigators, and the District Attorney had occurred to talk about the incident.
Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) has announced $1,777,320 in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant to local fire departments in the Tenth Congressional District.
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