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Lots of people are beating the heat this summer and taking a dip in the pool at the Newton Recreation Center on South Brady Avenue.
Despite the cloudy weather and rain, 444 people came out for the first week of the pool’s opening, beating the attendance of last year. In 2012, the first week of the pool’s opening attracted 414 attendees.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.