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July 18th

Weekend of Fun in Newton

July 18, 2014

Downtown Newton will be busy this weekend with the final 'Movies in the Park' and a Cruisin’ Newton car show.

The movie will be “Despicable Me 2” and be shown at Southside Park Friday evening. The movie event and popcorn is sponsored by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet and the arts and crafts for the children before the movie will be provided by Vertical Church in Newton.

July 17th

Malaysian Airline Reported Shot Down

July 17, 2014

Plane Crashes Near The Border Of Ukraine (actual crash footage)

Something Shakespeare this way comes

July 17, 2014

The Green Room Community Theatre is in the works of its 17th annual Summer Shakespeare Theatre Institute. The unique and creative experience is set up as a week-long theatre day program for children in first to 12th grade. Students get to explore the mysterious world of William Shakespeare and the Elizabeathin era.

Voters packed polls statewide for runoff

July 17, 2014

Nearly 10,000 Catawba County voters cast ballots in Tuesday's runoff election, keeping with a statewide pattern of high turnout at the polls.

"We had almost 13 percent turnout," said Amanda Duncan, Catawba County Board of Elections director. "That was very much higher than normal."

July 16th

National Night Out in Conover

July 16, 2014

Conover is gearing up for their annual National Night Out event.

On Aug. 5, communities around the country will hold events sponsored by their local police departments as a part of the national day.

"It's a community event that they do nationwide," said Lt. Mark Stump with Conover Police. "We've been participating 17 years and it's a nationwide event."

Investigators eliminate several persons of interest in Daniels' death

July 16, 2014

The investigation into the death of Maggie Daniels continued on Tuesday as Newton Police and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation make progress with the investigation of the former Newton educator.

According to a Newton PD press release, local law enforcement has interviewed over 100 persons, while eliminating several people as persons of interest during the process.

Dog Days of Summer

July 16, 2014

With the final hottest summer months right around the corner, more humid and hot conditions are on the way. With summer events, practices and even jobs keeping people out in the heat, knowing how to stay cool is a crucial part of the summer.

July 15th

BREAKING: Learner, Sigmon win runoffs on Tuesday

July 15, 2014

David Learner and Kim Sigmon won their respective runoff elections on Tuesday.

Learner defeated incumbent James C. "Jay" Gaither in the Republican primary runoff for the 25th Prosecutorial District Attorney — tallying 61.72 percent of the votes.

Meanwhile, Sigmon toppled Tammy Huffman West in the Clerk of Court's GOP race. Sigmon earned 60.45 percent of the votes.

Jacob Fork gets Extreme

July 15, 2014

A new extreme sport terrain has opened up at Jacob Fork Park in Newton.
The new Pump Track, similar to a BMX track, opened for the public on July 5.

To develop, or not to develop

July 15, 2014

A proposal from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has residents on edge as they await a vote from Catawba County Commissioners that may determine the future of the Startown community.

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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