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June 25th, 2014
After a rocky start, construction for the new Newton Fire Department Headquarters is starting to show on South Brady Avenue.
"Initially there were a few things that set us behind," said City Manager Todd Clark. "The calendar has been reworked and the completion date is April 2015."
Catawba County Public Health is working to create a healthier public in the area.
With the Public Health Farmers' Market, the organization is hoping to aid in obesity prevention and overall healthy eating habits for families.
The Newton American Legion Post is sending local high school students to a state government program.
American Legion Post 16 is sending nine students from Catawba County to the 2014 Tar Heel Boys State. The Legion has sponsored the event for more than 70 years.
Boys State is a program that teaches students in North Carolina about government and how the state operates.
Joe Mitchell of Newton takes a snapshot of a â€˜55 Chevy Bel Air during Saturdayâ€™s Cruisinâ€™ Newton. Around 40 classic cars and hotrods lined the square for the monthly event.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
On Saturday the Conover School will hold their Annual 5K Run and Roll event. This year's event will include a special mile run, Maddies' Mile, dedicated to the Conover School student, Maddie, who passed away in late May.
The run begins at 8 a.m. at the Conover School and registrate is $25 per runner. There are reduced rates available for running the mile only.
One of the two suspects involved in Wednesdayâ€™s vehicle chases has been arrested.
Erin Olivia Shell, 34, of 7799 Piney Mountain Street, Hickory, was arrested by Catawba County Sheriffs Office and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and resisting a public officer.
Marijuana legalization has been a hot topic in the U.S. for years. 20 states have laws in place that legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes, while Colorado and Washington have become the first two states to legalize the drug for recreational purposes.
Hundreds entered, but only two could win, and one of those those two Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn ticket-design contest winners is a third grade student from South Newton Elementary.
Conover Mayor Lee E. Moritz, Jr. was one of only 20 mayors across the nation invited to join President Barack Obama on June 18 for the first-ever Maker Faire at the White House. Mayor Moritz also joined a policy discussion with senior Obama Administration officials to discuss support for manufacturing communities on economic, infrastructure and community revitalization.
A stolen truck was spotted by a citizen on Moss Farm Road around noon on Wednesday.
Upon arrival at the reported location, deputies saw the truck pulling out onto Hwy. 127 and heading south, according to Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.