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February 6th, 2015

Newton hires new planning director

February 6, 2015

When a city has good bones, the possibilities are endless, and Newton’s new planning director sees great bones throughout the city of Newton.

Randy Williams will join Newton as planning director Feb. 25. He comes to Newton from Lincoln County, where he has been the principal planner since 2007.

Williams said it’s easy to see the potential for development in Downtown Newton and beyond.

City council talks dam issue, development

February 6, 2015

“She’s concerned about the situation and hopes to continue to serve the people of Newton,” City of Newton Public Information Officer Alex Frick said about Shirley Kam, owner of China Express.

SWAT team used to raid home in Maiden

February 6, 2015

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and narcotics investigators raided a residence in the 4100 block of Kent Street, Maiden, NC Wednesday morning.

What’s in a letter?

February 6, 2015

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released their annual School Report Cards for public institutions across the state for the 2013-14 school year on Thursday. For the first time in the report, schools were given a letter grade — using a 15-point scale — intended to indicate their performance.

February 5th

PREP WRESTLING: Thursday's 2A and 3A scores

February 5, 2015

Below is a look at Thursday's 2A and 3A dual team West Region semi-finals and finals involving Catawba County teams:

2A scores
Newton-Conover 34, Hunter Huss 30
West Lincoln 33, Newton-Conover 29
(Red Devils end season with 40-4 record)

3A scores
Fred T. Foard 35, Enka 21
Fred T. Foard 57, East Rowan 10 (Tigers advances to 3A West final on Saturday)

Former Newton pastor passes at 82

February 5, 2015

Former First Baptist Church of Newton Pastor Marion Powell passed away at his home in Newton February 1.

Powell, 82, was born in Morganton on June 17 in 1932. He received a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Seminary and graduated from the N.C. Baptist Hospital School of Pastoral Care in 1969.

Woman charged with assault following N-CHS game

February 5, 2015

On Friday, Jan. 23, Newton-Conover High School (N-CHS) Red Devils boy’s basketball team faced off against the West Caldwell Warriors at N-CHS.

The Red Devils were in the lead when senior Josh Ramseur — who was playing in his final game before graduating early — allegedly fouled a player on the West Caldwell team.

Sidewalk construction to take place in Conover

February 5, 2015

"We're wrapping up the design," said City of Conover Planning Director Lance Hight.

Conover City Council recently approved four sidewalk easement acquisition maps that will enable sidewalk construction throughout Conover.

One Newton council member on the fence about 2015 elections

February 5, 2015

Three long-time members of Newton’s City Council will be up for election this year.

Mary Bess Lawing, Newton native and current Mayor Pro Tem, is currently serving her seventh non-consecutive term on the board, her first beginning in 1977. Lawing plans to run for re-election this year.

Future photojournalist interns at O-N-E

February 5, 2015

“Didn't I tell you that? They said you could intern for them,” said Angelo Palozzi internship coordinator at Newton - Conover High School, as I came into the office to ask about my internship. That's when my excitement for fourth period finally began.

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