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August 27th, 2013
Members of the Maiden Town Council and the mayor prepare their scissors to cut a ribbon outside the new town hall on Sunday afternoon. For more photos from the dedication ceremony, see page 3.
Sarah Woody brings her children Noah and Layla to Tuttle Elementary in southeastern Catawba County early Monday for their first day of school. Noah is starting first grade and Layla is in second grade.
NEWTON — While serving in the National Guard during the Gulf War, the Rev. Rick Reid said he was inspired by a chaplain.
While Reid was on the front lines, the chaplain came and collected everyone's phone number to contact families. Through that act of compassion Reid said his own goal of serving in the ministry began.
Gov. Pat McCrory has selected a Conover resident and executive with Newton-based Peoples Bank to serve on the N.C. Appraisal Board.
The Hickory American Legion Fair celebrates 100 years in 2013.
Schedule to run Aug. 28 through Sept. 2, the fair will promote the milestone year with the theme “Come celebrate with us.”
“He was probably thinking, 'I'm stuck here with this old guy,'” says Newton-native Rick Setzer. “I'd leave the school and think it wasn't getting anywhere. Then slowly, after several months, I could see little cracks. He'd talk a little bit. It became 20 questions. Then, somewhere about halfway through the year it became a discussion.”
After graduating from the North Carolina School of Science and Math this summer, Newton-native Max Lowman traveled with the China California Heart Watch for three weeks in July to do medical work in rural China.
The program combined his language education, two years of Mandarin Chinese, and his interest in medicine.
CONOVER — Catawba Valley Medical Center has received the 2013 Women's Choice Award for being voted one of America's Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by women for a second consecutive year.
Soldiers Reunion memorials and festivities took place Thursday in downtown Newton.