Burning down to build
A set of buildings on the 200 block of South Brady Avenue were set on fire Wednesday to make room for the new fire station in Newton.
Emergency personnel were gathered at the set of buildings at around 3 p.m.
Part of South Brady Avenue was closed until the Newton Fire Department.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.