Archive - 2014 - News Article
125 years ago, a group of Civil War veterans gathered in Newton to answer a statewide call for recognition of their wartime efforts and to receive the pensions they were owed.
Today, the event known as Soldiers Reunion has grown into an annual celebration of patriotism, bringing people from around the country to the city to participate.
Stacey and Joey Mosteller were enjoying an evening at Blue Moon in Newton when a notification on their phones made the dinner even more enjoyable.
USA Today had released their preview of their 'Best-Seller list' ? and Stacey's latest novel was on it.
Newton Police Department is helping out senior citizens and the community be aware of scamming, identity theft and fraud. The name of the program is Identity Theft, Fraud and Scams and is overseen by Officer Jeff Longstreet.
North Carolina is one of the nations leaders in the farming and agriculture industry, which is why Vale houses one of Catawba County's biggest produce farms.
"We moved to this area about 12 years ago from Haywood County," said Martha Calderon, partial owner of Calderon produce. "The harvesting season lasts much longer here and it's better for business."
Classic cars, good music, fellowship, and fun â these are common at the annual Soldiers Reunion âCruisinâ & Car Showâ scheduled for the afternoon and evening of Sunday, August 17. The event officially kicks off the 125th Annual Soldiers Reunion celebration.
Concordia Lutheran Church in Conover was the site for the 17th annual National Night Out in Conover on Tuesday.
The program is designed to draw community support for law enforcement throughout the nation. For the past 15 years the Conover Police Department has won national awards for participating in âAmericaâs Night Out Against Crime.â
Five weeks and 3,000 investigative man hours after Discovery High School Counselor Maggie Daniels was strangled to death in her Newton apartment, a neighbor has been arrested and accused of committing the crime.
That neighbor is Sharman Odom.
The man accused of murdering Maggie Daniels is in custody.
Sharman Howard Odom was arrested on Saturday afternoon in Winston-Salem while visiting relatives in the area.
The Newton Police Department sent out a release at 12:52 p.m. Saturday saying that an arrest warrant for Odom had been obtained on Friday, Aug. 1.
State lawmakers on Thursday are just hours away from an expected vote to approve the first version of the budget this short session that's expected to go to the governor's desk.