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March 27th, 2013
Maiden Mayor Bob Smyre visited Mrs. Michele’s and Mrs. Brittnie’s four year old class at Rosenwald Preschool Academy on Wednesday, to promote the importance of reading.
Smyre read a couple of books to the class and fielded questions from his audience.
Hugh Ivor Setzer Jr. devoted his lifetime to the public education of children in his native Catawba County. He opened one elementary school in Newton and closed a historic one during his lengthy career.
The distinguished educator died Thursday at age 86.
Two men were arrested Monday night around 10 p.m. after a traffic stop resulted in drug charges.
Discovery High School’s “Discombobulated Delegation” took home top honors for winning the seventh annual “Red Hot Spelling Bee” for the Newton Conover Education Foundation.
In all, 22 teams competed Tuesday night. The event was held in the Newton-Conover High School Gymnasium and emceed by Michael Willard from WXRC/WNNC radio.
Newton resident, Donna Stewart, 48, of 2133 Peanuts Lane, made her first appearance in superior court today after being arrested on Friday, March 15 for two counts of First Degree Rape of a Child.
The room is filled with a staunch smell of sweat and blood. There is a blur of kicks, chops and punches all over the room. In the middle is Brooke Randall, 15, of Hickory who recently received her black belt in karate.
Second-grade students at Shuford Elementary school are honing their skills both in the classroom and outside of it.
Seven students from Mrs. Angie Sigmon’s second-grade class at Shuford Elementary presented at the North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) Conference last Thursday in Raleigh.
Newton native Julius Frances Abernethy Huitt, who set a local record for women in previously male achievements before she and her husband moved to Hawaii more than half a century ago, has died in her adopted state.