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August 13th

Carving culture in the Catawba Valley

August 13, 2014

The making of sculptures in wood has been practiced around the world for many years and has maintained an important element of art history in many cultures. Woodcarvers are artists that let their expression shine through the different sculptures and intricate details they make.

Geocaching in Catawba County

August 13, 2014

Modern-day treasure hunters are sweeping across Catawba County, looking for items ranging from earrings and gift cards to tiny pieces of paper where they add their names to a list.

August 11th

Special Reunion Speaker

August 11, 2014

An Army officer whose family ties to Catawba County are strong and bonding and whose current post is special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, will be the principal speaker for the 125th annual Soldiers Reunion on Thursday, August 21. Speaking at the 4 p.m.

Parade of Cans

August 11, 2014

In the midst of this years Soldiers Reunion parade and festivities The Corner Table soup kitchen will be having their second annual “Parade of Cans” food drive.

Jim Graham, one of the Stockroom volunteers, is the founder of the big idea for the Parade of Cans event and is so happy with how this idea has blossomed into helping the Newton community.

Newton turns a new ‘Leaf’

August 11, 2014

Nissan Leaf owners Jayne and Shuford Abernethy, of Conover, love the newest addition to their garage. Their white car is all electric and virtually silent driving down the streets of Catawba County. A little tune plays after the orange start button is pushed, instead of the usual cranking of a gasoline car.

August 8th

Churches United

August 8, 2014

The Friendship United Methodist Church of Newton celebrated their First Annual Community Unity event on Wednesday night where different churches from across the county, state or nation attended. The furthest group traveled from Maryland.

Soldiers to get shakin’

August 8, 2014

The Fantastic Shakers popular Carolina beach music band will highlight the annual beach music program on Courthouse Square in Newton as part of the 125th annual Soldiers Reunion patriotic festival. The event, free to the public, is set for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19.

‘Freedom is not free’

August 8, 2014

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.

August 7th

Local author makes ‘Best-Seller List’

August 7, 2014

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 PD teaches about fraud, scams

August 7, 2014

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.

The Newton-Conover boys soccer team maintained its dominant play Monday on the road against Bunker...
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