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December 12th

New Artifacts Displayed at Depot Celebration

December 12, 2014

Reaching the $500,000 mark in fund raising was the theme of a recent celebration at the Historic Newton Depot on November 15 that was open to the public. Almost 100 people ventured out on that very cold Saturday to see several new artifacts that will be on display at the Southeast Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum being created at the Depot.

The need to give

December 12, 2014

Ivy Robertson felt the need to give to the less fortunate pressing on her heart when she decided to begin In My Father’s House. Robertson’s family and a group of volunteers have been collecting coats and food for the needy for about five years. In the last few weeks, In My Father’s House opened the doors to their thrift store in downtown Newton for the first time.

December 11th

Catawba County Youth Council

December 11, 2014

"It's a form of youth voice engaged in community decision making," said Catawba County 4-H Youth Development Director Donna Mull.
Youth councils exist on local, state and international levels among governments, non-governmental organizations and schools.

Merry Maiden Christmas

December 11, 2014

In the fall of 2013, Butch Parker, Assistant Athletic Director for Maiden High School, and Penny Howe, owner of Rose Mill Antiques, decided that downtown Maiden needed an event to draw in more business and rekindle the feeling of community. Within a few short months, the first ever Merry Maiden Downtown Christmas Celebration was born.

Fire claims house near Claremont

December 11, 2014

Carly Moser, of Claremont, was on her way out the door on Wednesday when she noticed smoke and flames coming from the house across the street. Moser called 9-1-1 at approximately 12:10 and members of Oxford Fire Department, Claremont Fire Department, Catawba Fire Department and Conover Fire Department arrived on the scene shortly thereafter.

December 10th

Helping Santa

December 10, 2014

Santa Clause and his elves are busy working at the North Pole, building toys for the little girls and boys who have been especially good throughout the year. Sometimes, though, Santa needs a little extra help to make sure every child has a joyful Christmas.

Seniors lunch

December 10, 2014

Members of the Newton Police Department treated around 15 local seniors to lunch on Tuesday as part of Senior Citizens Holiday
Luncheon at the Newton Recreation Center. The guests are part of the police department’s call list to ensure the safety of each senior.

Man airlifted after fall at Renwood Mills

December 10, 2014

Around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, a Renwood Mills employee was airlifted from the parking lot of the Newton Rec Center to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after suffering a fall. According to officals on the scene, the employee was inside the building, located off Brady Ave. in Newton, at the time of the incident and was reported to have fallen one story. Newton Fire Dept.

December 9th

Rain Can’t Stop Christmas in Claremont

December 9, 2014

Saturday’s cold and cloudy weather cut short the annual Claremont Christmas parade. With drizzle and a temperature of only 48F, crowd goers shivered and sipped on hot chocolate as flashing lights and sirens from surrounding police and fire departments made their way down Main Street.

December 8th

County bids farewell to retiring Judge Kincaid

December 8, 2014

Retiring Superior Court Judge Timothy S. Kincaid, right, shakes hands with Superior Court Judge-elect Greg Hayes, left, at a celebration in honor of Kincaid’s service held Friday.

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