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March 19th, 2015
A mobile home, located at 1870 Aprils Way in Newton, was severely damaged in a fire on Tuesday. The fire occurred around 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. More than 60 percent of the homeâ€™s roof was destroyed in the blaze. The Catawba County Fire Marshalâ€™s Office is currently investigating the fire. No injuries were reported, but Tuesdayâ€™s extremely windy conditions reportedly contributed to the fire.
The last time the City of Newton had a pay and classification study was in 2008. Since then, the city "has experienced employee turnover for various reasons but primarily as the results of our most seasoned employees entering retirement and other seeking more competitive salaries with neighboring governments," according the council's agenda package.
Tamara Kennedy, 29, of Dixie Avenue in Newton, was indicted by Hickory Police Department Monday evening with one felony count of assault on a law enforcement officer and one misdemeanor count of resist, delay or obstruct a public officer.
The charges stem from a July 2014 incident where HPD responded to a civil disturbance in the 400 block of 2nd Street Place NE.
Three classrooms at Claremont Elementary School were â€śvandalizedâ€ť by pesky Leprechauns Tuesday around noon.
According to teacher Maria Wright, her class, along with the other second grade classes, were in the lunchroom when the incident happened.
Standing at the corner on Main Avenue in Newton is a lucky, green mascot thatâ€™s been guarding a pot of gold for the last 20 years. The leprechaun â€” painted atop Kelly Village Cleaners â€” is a symbol of Irish heritage that runs deep within the Kelly family.
Around 1 a.m. on Sunday, Newton Police responded to an alarm call at Fantastic Finds, a consignment shop located at 2581 North West Blvd. in Newton.
Upon arrival, officers found the front door had been busted open and several display cases had been broken into and items were missing, according to Major Tim Hayes.
Campus Insiders presents "68 In :60 Driven by John Deere." In 60 seconds, our Jordan Cornette reveals how the Tar Heels will do in this year's NCAA Tournament.
In 2013, the first NC Trooperâ€™s Footchase 5K kicked off in Conover. Led solely by Race Director and NC Highway Patrol Sgt. Kelly Stewart, 60 participants took off from the starting line that day.
A Silver Alert for a missing Newton man was called off less than 24 hours after it was issued, even though the man has yet to be located.
69-year-old Gary Marvin Brady, who was originally reported as a Newton resident, was last seen on March 6 in Durham at the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) where he is a math professor, according to family members.
Disney releases the new song, â€śMake Today the Perfect Day,â€ť from the "Frozen Fever" short film.