August 8th, 2014
Two years ago, Zach Bumgarner and Tanner Fleming were battling each other as rivals on the prep gridiron.
Now, both Charlotte 49er football players share the same side of the field heading into the programâ€™s second-ever season.
The Friendship United Methodist Church of Newton celebrated their First Annual Community Unity event on Wednesday night where different churches from across the county, state or nation attended. The furthest group traveled from Maryland.
The Fantastic Shakers popular Carolina beach music band will highlight the annual beach music program on Courthouse Square in Newton as part of the 125th annual Soldiers Reunion patriotic festival. The event, free to the public, is set for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19.
125 years ago, a group of Civil War veterans gathered in Newton to answer a statewide call for recognition of their wartime efforts and to receive the pensions they were owed.
Today, the event known as Soldiers Reunion has grown into an annual celebration of patriotism, bringing people from around the country to the city to participate.
Thursday was the first official day of contact practice for prep football teams in North Carolina.
Newton-Conover hosted its first contact drills at the teamâ€™s practice field on Thursday.
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Mary Lou Sigmon Lail, 95, of Conover passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Condolences may be sent to the Lail family at www.drumfh-conover.com.
Stacey and Joey Mosteller were enjoying an evening at Blue Moon in Newton when a notification on their phones made the dinner even more enjoyable.
USA Today had released their preview of their 'Best-Seller list' ? and Stacey's latest novel was on it.
Newton Police Department is helping out senior citizens and the community be aware of scamming, identity theft and fraud. The name of the program is Identity Theft, Fraud and Scams and is overseen by Officer Jeff Longstreet.
North Carolina is one of the nations leaders in the farming and agriculture industry, which is why Vale houses one of Catawba County's biggest produce farms.
"We moved to this area about 12 years ago from Haywood County," said Martha Calderon, partial owner of Calderon produce. "The harvesting season lasts much longer here and it's better for business."