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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 departmentâ€™s call list to ensure the safety of each senior.
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.
Saturdayâ€™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.
Retiring Superior Court Judge Timothy S. Kincaid, right, shakes hands with Superior Court Judge-elect Greg Hayes, left, at a celebration in honor of Kincaidâ€™s service held Friday.
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 Bandâ€™s â€śBoogie Shoesâ€ť to â€śBoot Scootinâ€™ Boogieâ€ť by Brooks & Dunn.
Daryl Johnston and Kenny Albert recap the Panthers win
After overcoming a rocky start in February, construction has blazed through on the new Newton Fire Headquarters on Brady Ave.
â€śAs of right now, weâ€™re a little ahead of schedule,â€ť said Chief Kevin Yoder. â€śOur most current completion date is April 24.â€ť
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.
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.
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