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July 11th, 2014
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.
Jill White was snapping photos of her toddler, Willa, and her friend Kinzley as they played in the sand at Myrtle Beach on June 28. Willa and Kinzley are close to the same age and have grown up together, as their mothers are best friends. Dressed in matching polka-dot swimsuits, the girls made the perfect models for White, a Hickory photographer.
Newton Police released a still shot of a security camera of Maggie Daniels as she is leaving Wal-Mart in Conover on June 27.
According the the Newton PD press release, the investigation into the death of Maggie Daniels is continuing at this time.
At the Claremont City Council meeting Monday night the city approved an agreement with Apple Inc. to annex 100 acres of land within the city in turn for a new solar farm located at Kelly Blvd in Claremont. The approved agreement was a unanimous decision amongst the council members. The project will cost Apple about $55 million.
100 balloons floated in the kitchen of Annie Hass' Newton home as she celebrated another year of life. A few of them are still lingering around, reminding her of the milestone she has reached.
Hass was born June 27, 1914 and attended Mt. Olive School for much of her childhood. Once Balls Creek was built, Hass attended school there and graduated in 1931.