July 11th, 2014
LAS VEGAS â€” Facing the defending Summer League champions was no easy task for the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.
The Golden State Warriors took a 11-0 advantage early in the contest and led wire-to-wire in a 70-58 victory against the Hornets at the Thomas and Mack Center.
Hickory Post 48â€™s season was ended on Friday at the hands of Asheville Post 70.
After winning two of the first three games in the series, Asheville took an early lead in game No. 4 on Friday at Henkel-Alley Field and never looked back on its way to a 5-4 victory.
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.
Wendell Crim, age 66, of Newton passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 with his family by his side. No Services are planned at this time.
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.
No obituaries were reported at press time
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.
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