October 8th, 2014
Discovery High School rolled out the red carpet on Monday for a special guest speaker â€” Pauletta Pearson Washington.
Washington is a Newton native who studied music and built a career in Hollywood as an actress. She is known for her work in â€śWilmaâ€ť, â€śBelovedâ€ť, and â€śThe Watsons Go to Birmingham.â€ť She married Denzel in 1983.
Newton City Council held their regular meeting last night at City Hall.
The room was filled with local faces, a lot who attended only for the public hearing.
One hot topic was to be discussed and everyone had something to say or wanted to hear what was going to be said.
A little more than a week ago, the Bandys volleyball team sent shockwaves through the SD-7 by knocking off top-ranked Maiden.
Newton-Conover avoided the same fate as its archrival.
The Lady Red Devils pulled ahead two sets and held off a late charge by the Lady Trojans to come away with a 3-1 victory Tuesday on â€śSenior Night.â€ť
The Southern District 7 Athletic 2A tennis tournament held its first of two days of competition on Tuesday at Maiden High School.
Four singles players punched their tickets to the 2A West Regionals, while in doubles, Newton-Conoverâ€™s Brittany Connor and Lauren Dillard were one of three teams who advanced to Regionals.
Despite a rivalry win against Maiden on Saturday, the Newton-Conover football team fell one spot in the latest Associated Press 2A poll released on Tuesday.
The Red Devils (5-0-1, 2-0) received more votes this week (62) than they did in last weekâ€™s poll (60), but were surpassed by Franklin.
Alec Calvin Sigmon, age 15, of Claremont, NC, died unexpectedly from injuries sustained from an automobile accident Friday evening, October 3, 2014. Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC is honored to serve the Sigmon family.
Left to right: Haley Adkins, 7, Savannah Adkins, 4 and Alyssa McCrary, 7, all of Claremont, spins around on a ride during Saturdayâ€™s Claremont Daze festival.
The potential development of a 65,000 square foot retail space in Newton has the town abuzz with excitement, rumors and even petitions. The site, formerly home to Harris Teeter, was built in 1972 and hasnâ€™t had a tenant in about eight years.
A big box grocery store, like Wal-Mart, Ingles or Publix, is rumored to be the future tenant planning to make a home in Newton.
When Bunker Hill High School (BHHS) students returned to school on Monday, the halls werenâ€™t filled with the laughter and excitement that usually follow a weekend of adventures.
â€śIt was really bad at school,â€ť said sophomore Randy Overton. â€śEverything was so quiet.â€ť
Overton is one of many students left grieving after a weekend crash took the lives of two BHHS students.
Entering Monday, Newton-Conoverâ€™s football program never had more than one selection to the prestigious Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.
A pair of 2014 Red Devils have made the cut for the annual high school football all-star game held in December.
Wide receiver Josh Ramseur and defensive back Tyrell Fleming will play in the contest held at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C. on Dec. 20.