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July 15th, 2014
David Learner and Kim Sigmon won their respective runoff elections on Tuesday.
Learner defeated incumbent James C. "Jay" Gaither in the Republican primary runoff for the 25th Prosecutorial District Attorney â€” tallying 61.72 percent of the votes.
Meanwhile, Sigmon toppled Tammy Huffman West in the Clerk of Court's GOP race. Sigmon earned 60.45 percent of the votes.
A new extreme sport terrain has opened up at Jacob Fork Park in Newton.
The new Pump Track, similar to a BMX track, opened for the public on July 5.
A proposal from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has residents on edge as they await a vote from Catawba County Commissioners that may determine the future of the Startown community.
Visitors to Murrayâ€™s Mill cooled off with free ice cream by Udderly Delicious during Sundayâ€™s ice cream social. Event-goers were treated to bluegrass music, a duck race and tours of the mill.
The Newton Appearance Commission is inviting the community to get involved in efforts to help beautify the city.
"The more we improve our looks the more people will want to come to the city," said Chairperson Collette Touchette.
3,482 voters had participated in early voting as of Friday afternoon, according to the Catawba County Board of Elections. Director Amanda Duncan expected polls surpass 3,500 votes by the end of the day, nearly triple the usual turnout for a runoff election.
Construction has begun on a new median at the split of North Main and North College near Newton City Hall. Concrete is scheduled to be poured on Monday with construction slated to wrap up in two weeks, weather permitting.
The sun shined through the stained glass windows as a crowd of people worshipped in the sanctuary formerly home to Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Newton. Calvary Chapel held their first service in the space on July 5, with standing room only.
The church hopes to plant new roots within the city.
CVCC is widening their student population with some young Einstiens. This program allows students to keep up with learning over the summer or interacting with different careers. Cheri Toney the Director of Community Enrichment is in-charge of setting up all the classes, hiring instructors, brochures, and putting the word out for he program.
Children in Newton will soon have a new spot to play during their summer vacation.
The Newton Parks and Recreation Center started their renovations at Northside Park on Wednesday.
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.