Digging in to the future

Ground was broken on Friday, Nov. 9 for the new South Newton Elementary school.  The $11.5 million dollar project will not utilize existing structures and are adding several new state of the art facilities.

“The investment we begin today in this new school is a wise one for the future,” said Newton-Conover City Schools Superintendent Dr. Barry Redmond.

Redmond told the audience of students, parents, facult, and community leaders that the expense of a new school is a outweighed by the years of quality education that it gives.

Redmond addressed the students and staff at South Newton specifically when he told them that they deserved the best conditions.

The new school will house 450 students and has a core capacity for 600 for expansion.  The 68,000 square foot complex will include a two-story classroom section and a main level building containing a cafeteria, administrative area, library, music and storage areas.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.