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December 10th

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.

Seniors shake it in Newton

December 8, 2014

Thursday night seniors were dancing the night away at the Newton Recreation Center. Driving from as far away as Greensboro and Banner Elk, more than 60 adults came to fellowship to munch on finger foods and dance. Tunes from the band Shakedown ranged from KC & The Sunshine Band’s “Boogie Shoes” to “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 10 Amazing Parenting Ideas

December 8, 2014

VIDEO: Recap - Panthers beat Saints, 41-10

December 8, 2014

Daryl Johnston and Kenny Albert recap the Panthers win

December 5th

Fire Station construction ahead of schedule

December 5, 2014

After overcoming a rocky start in February, construction has blazed through on the new Newton Fire Headquarters on Brady Ave.

“As of right now, we’re a little ahead of schedule,” said Chief Kevin Yoder. “Our most current completion date is April 24.”

No need to be alarmed

December 5, 2014

Things could get a little quieter around Newton.

The Newton Fire Department's siren, which sits atop a pole across the street from the current fire station, was discussed during the Nov. 18 city council meeting.

December 4th

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Begins in February

December 4, 2014

Catawba County Cooperative Extension is seeking applicants for the Spring 2015 Master Gardener Volunteer Training. Being a Master Gardener Volunteer is a great way to share your love of gardening with others.

To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

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