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Bright Future Awards

Congratulations to this year's recipients of the Business Advisory Committee's Bright Future Awards!

Police Chief Retires

We thank Newton Police Chief Don Brown for 30 years of dedicated service!

Library Launches "Library to Go" Mobile Service

This traveling vehicle is a essentially a whole new branch of the Catawba County Library!

Setzer Dental Ribbon Cutting

We're happy to welcome Setzer Dental to the city!

Council on Aging Holiday Breakfast

Join us for this annual holiday tradition on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Newton Recreation Center!

Senior Citizens Christmas Dance

Join us on Dec. 13 for an evening of live music and dancing at the Newton Recreation Center!

Citywide Leaf Collection

Leaf collection is currently under way and is scheduled to run through Jan. 4.

Hallmark Gold Crown Ribbon Cutting

We congratulate 2 Pink Magnolias on the opening of a new Hallmark Gold Crown department in their Downtown Newton gift shop!

Youth Basketball and Soccer

Sign up for winter sports at the Newton Parks and Recreation Department beginning Oct. 1.

The Loft 'n' Downtown Newton Ribbon Cutting

We're happy to welcome The Loft 'n' Downtown Newton to the city!

Newton Police Cadets Attend Academy Week

Newton's Police Cadets recently took part in Academy Week at the N.C. Justice Academy.  

Newton Wins Water Quality Award

We're honored to be recognized for providing some of the best water in the state for the 15th consecutive year.

Newton Wins Financial Reporting Award

We're proud to announce the city has earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 33rd consecutive year!

Newton Notify

Stay informed about what's going on in the city by signing up for Newton Notify today!

Downtown Newton Christmas Crawl

Get started with your holiday shopping while supporting local merchants at this fun Downtown Newton event!

Light Up the Town

Join us as we mark the beginning of the Christmas season on Nov. 17 in Downtown Newton!

Halloween Spooktacular

The Halloween Spooktacular returns to Downtown Newton on Saturday, Oct. 27!

Flu Shot Clinics

Flu shot clinics will be held at the Newton Recreation Center on Oct. 5 and Oct. 10.

Foothills Folk Art Festival

Join us on Oct. 6 in Downtown Newton for this great annual festival featuring artists from throughout the southeast!

Cycle NC Mountains to Coast Tour

We hope you'll join us as we welcome close to 1,000 cyclists to the city on Monday, Oct. 1!

Newton 101 Citizens Academy

Register now for this free program that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of your local government!

Smithsonian Exhibition Comes to Newton

The exhibition will be on display at the Catawba County History Museum from Aug. 10 through Sept. 18.

Police Issue Warning About Credit Card Skimmers

Fraudulent devices were recently found on two gas pumps in Newton.

Brilliant Branding + Bright Possibilities

Join the Business Advisory Committee as they host this free event and hotdog reception for representatives from all of Newton's businesses.

Bright Future Concert

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of Newton's streetscape revitalization with a free concert on the 1924 Courthouse Square!

Renwood Mills Biscuit Day

Join Renwood Mills as they give back to the community with free, freshly made biscuits in Downtown Newton on June 13!

Movies in the Park

Enjoy this free movie series at Southside Park beginning June 22.

Newton Named Reliable Public Power Provider

Out of 2,000 public power providers nationwide, Newton is one of only 254 recognized with this honor.

Town Hall Meetings

Share your ideas about Newton's bright future at our series of town hall meetings this month!

Newton Swimming Pool

The Newton Swimming Pool opens for the summer on June 11!

2018 Soldiers Reunion

Teen Leadership Newton

Congratulations to each of the graduates of this year's Teen Leadership Newton!

The Hoke Agency Real Estate Ribbon Cutting

We're happy to welcome The Hoke Agency Real Estate to Newton!

Lucre's Restaurant Ribbon Cutting

We're happy to welcome Lucre's Restaurant to Newton!

Peoples Bancorp Ribbon Cutting

We congratulate Peoples Bancorp on the $4 million renovation of their Newton corporate facility!

Special Needs Identification Program

The Newton Police Department is offering a new, voluntary program that will alert officers when they are interacting with someone who may have special needs.

Arbor Day Celebration

Join us on Saturday, April 28, as we celebrate Arbor Day by planting a red sourwood tree at City Hall.

Newton Adds New Public Art

Head to the Main Branch of the Catawba County Library in Newton to see the new sculpture.

Free Self-Defense Class for Women

This free class will be led by Newton police officers. Space is limited, so sign up now!

Newton Hosts Pitch Hit & Run

This is a great chance for area youth to compete in the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. Register today!

Train Show to Benefit Local Museum

Head to the Hickory Metro Convention Center on April 7 for this great show to benefit the SE Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum!

Adult Tennis Lessons

Registration is now open for adult tennis lessons with the Newton Parks and Recreation Department.

Downtown Newton Names N.C. Main Street Champion

We congratulate Summer Jenkins on being named this year's N.C. Main Street Champion!

Foothills Folk Art Festival Wins Statewide Award

Newton's signature festival was recently recognized by the N.C. Department of Commerce as the best downtown special event for 2017.

Fire Hydrant Testing

Annual testing of fire hydrants in the northwest quadrant of Newton begin April 2 and will continue for several weeks.

Life Line Screening Clinic

Sign up now for a selection of preventive health screenings at the Newton Recreation Center.

Free Compost and Chippings

Free compost and chippings are now available at the city's Boston Road facility.

CANCELLED: Easter Egg Hunt

Due to forecast inclement weather, we regret to cancel the Newton Easter Egg Hunt.

Newton Celebrates Community-Wide Branding Process

Newton is ready to showcase its "Brilliant Legacy + Bright Future."

Police Warn of Phone Scam

Multiple residents have reported receiving calls from aggressive and sophisticated scammers posing as IRS agents.

Catawba First Insurance Associates Ribbon Cutting

We congratulate Catawba First Insurance Associates on their new name! Thanks for doing business in Newton!

Fire Department Wins Grant

Thanks to a grant from FM Global, the Newton Fire Department will be able to spend $2,000 on lifesaving equipment.

Phone Survey of City Electric Customers

Newton is partnering with ElectriCities and GreatBlue Research to conduct a telephone survey of city electric customers. We appreciate your input!

Downtown Newton Launches Crowdfunding Platform

Narrow Coffee & Nosh is raising funds for new equipment through an innovative crowdfunding platform. Donate today!

Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny is headed to Newton! We hope you'll join us March 25 for an afternoon of fun and prizes at Southside Park.

Hoops Round-Up at Newton Recreation

Registration is now open for Hoops Round-Up at the Central Recreation Gym. Sign up now!

New Exhibit Opens at History Museum

The History Museum of Catawba County "unpacks" stories of immigration to Catawba County in an upcoming exhibit.

Sewer Smoke Testing Scheduled for Feb. 7

Smoke testing along Hildebran Creek between West 1st Street and West 20th Street will allow city crews to find defects in the sewer system.

Square Dance Classes at Newton Rec.

Join us at the Newton Recreation Center for square dance classes on Monday evenings!

Corning Celebrates Newton Facility

We're delighted to welcome Corning and their new cable manufacturing facility to Newton!

Winter Weather Delays Sanitation Collection

Due to winter weather, sanitation collection is running behind schedule. Thank you for your patience!

Be Cautious of Independent Water Testing

Water testing kits sent to some Newton residents are from an independent company not affiliated with the city.

Senior Citizens Sweetheart Dance

This year's dance is from 7-10 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Newton Recreation Center.

Downtown Newton to be Featured on PBS

Tune in to WTVI at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, for a special segment on Downtown Newton!

Sarstedt Celebrates Expansion

We congratulate Sarstedt on the recent $6 million expansion of their Newton production facility!

Christmas Sanitation Collection

Sanitation collection for City of Newton customers will operate on a modified schedule the week of Christmas.

Police Host Senior Citizens Holiday Luncheon

Newton Police continued a Christmas tradition with their annual luncheon for Newton residents.

One Source Auto Group Ribbon Cutting

We're happy to welcome One Source Auto Group to Newton!

Newton Police Deliver Thanksgiving Meals

Members of the Newton Police Department's senior citizens contact list were treated to a Thanksgiving feast by Newton's officers.

Christmas Decorating Contest

Get in the holiday spirit by entering the Newton Appearance Commission's Christmas Decorating Contest!

Small Business Saturday

Support our local merchants during this year's Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25!

Light Up the Town

Join us as we celebrate in Downtown Newton on Sunday, Nov. 26.

Kids in Parks

Join us at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 on the Heritage Trail Greenway for this great event to get our youth in our parks!

Downtown Newton Christmas Crawl

Kick off the holiday season by joining Downtown Newton merchants for open houses, discounts, giveaways, and refreshments.

Newton Leaf Collection

Leaf collection in Newton runs through Jan. 12.

Economic Development Award Winners

Congratulations to Bassett Furniture Industries, Pin Station Bowling Center, and Dr. Alan Forshey on winning this year's awards!

Square Dancing Classes

These classes at the Newton Recreation Center are a great way to have fun while exercising!

Urgent Care of Mountain View Ribbon Cutting

We're happy to welcome Urgent Care of Mountain View to Newton!

Spooky Tales of the Rails

Head to the Newton Depot for an evening of haunting stories and songs from America's vast history of railroad folklore!

Spooktacular Returns to Downtown Newton

We hope you'll be able to join us for this family-friendly festival on Saturday, Oct. 28, presented by the Downtown Newton Development Association!

Newton to Host Hike NC Events

These free hikes lead by trained guides will be held Oct. 21 at Jacob Fork Park and Nov. 11 at the Heritage Trail Greenway.

Planning Department Wins Innovation Award

Congratulations to the Newton Planning Department on winning the 2017 North Carolina Marvin Collins Planning Award!

Youth Basketball and Indoor Soccer

Registration for these sports with Newton Parks and Rec. runs through Nov. 17.

Fall Cemetery Clean-up

The clean-up will be held Nov. 6-10 at Eastview, Central, and Southside cemeteries.

A Time to Remember Luminary Project

This memorial to loved ones returns to Yount Park this holiday season.

Maggy's Beauty Salon Ribbon Cutting

We're happy to welcome Maggy's Beauty Salon to Newton!

Fall Yard Sale

Newton's annual Fall Yard Sale will be 6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11.

Gospel Singing in the Park

We hope you'll join us Nov. 5 at Southside Park for an afternoon of fellowship and song!

Fall and Halloween Decorating Contest

Join the Appearance Commission in celebrating the change of season by taking part in this fun contest!

Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection

Drop off your items at L.P. Frans Stadium from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.

Flu Shot Clinic

A flu shot clinic will be held Oct. 13 at the Newton Recreation Center.

Paint the Town Red, White and Blue Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of this annual contest sponsored by the Appearance Commission!

Sandra Waters awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

We congratulate longtime Parks and Recreation Director Sandra Waters on being awarded one of North Carolina's most prestigious honors!

Newton Police Collect Items for Harvey First Responders

Drop off items at the Newton Police Department by Sept. 13.

Abernethy Laurels Opens Health and Rehabilitation Center

We congratulate Abernethy Laurels on the opening of thier new facility in Newton!

Love's Travel Stops Ribbon Cutting

We're happy to welcome Love's Travel Stops to Newton!

AARP Driver Safety Program

This  refresher course for drivers age 50 and older has helped millions of drivers remain safe, and is available at the Newton Recreation Center.

CVCC Classes at Recreation Center

CVCC is partnering with the Newton Parks and Rec. Department to offer a variety of classes this fall.

Refuge Designs Ribbon Cutting

We welcome Refuge Designs to Newton!

Yard of the Month

Congratulations to Jeff and Linda Henderson on winning the July Yard of the Month honor!

Fire Department Wins $582,000 Grant

The SAFER Grant will allow the Newton Fire Department to hire six new firefighters.

Historical Association Membership Meeting

Learn about the contributions of Catawbans in World War I during the Historical Association of Catawba County's annual membership meeting on Aug. 12.

Studio562 Ribbon Cutting

We're pleased to welcome Studio562 to the city!

Symphony on the Square

Join the Western Piedmont Symphony as they kick off Soldiers Reunion with a free concert and laser light show!

Parks and Rec. Events during Soldiers Reunion

The whole family can enjoy the fun at these great annual events!

Police Cadet Program

Newton's Police Cadets recently took part in the University of Excellence at the N.C. Justice Academy.

Newton 101

Register now for Newton 101, a free program that gives participants a behind-the-scenes look at the City of Newton!

Goodwill Retail Store Ribbon Cutting

We're pleased to welcome a new Goodwill Retail Store to the city!

Capital Converting Ribbon Cutting

We're pleased to welcome Capital Converting and Manufacturing to the city!

Picket Fence Antiques & More Ribbon Cutting

We're happy to welcome Picket Fence Antiques & More to the city!

Finance Department Awarded Certificate for Excellence

The Newton Finance Department recently received this prestigious award for the 32nd consecutive year!

Motorcycle, Truck & Car Show Classic

Start your engines and head to Southside Park on Saturday, July 22!

Paint the Town Red, White and Blue

Here's your chance to show off you patriotic spirit in the Appearance Commission's annual decorating contest!

Yard of the Month

Congratulations to Michael and Becky McRee on winning the June Yard of the Month honor!

Tales of the Rails

Head to the Newton Depot on July 25 for some great railroad-themed storytelling for all ages!

Soldiers Reunion 30-60-100 Mile Century Bike Ride

Join hundreds of cyclists of all skill levels for this ride on on Aug. 20!

Southern Biscuit Soldiers Reunion 5K Run/Walk

This great family event returns for the 28th year in Downtown Newton on Aug. 19!

Football Skills Clinic

Join the Newton Parks and Recreation Department and the Catawba County Hornets for this football skills clinic for boys and girls!

Cardboard Recycling Offered at New Location

A new cardboard recycling point is now available next to Dianne's Dairy Center.

Solar Charging Station Added to Downtown

Bring your charging cords and get a free charge at the corner of Main Avenue and 1st Street.

Newton Mayor Advocates in Washington, D.C.

Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for the city with federal legislators and agencies.

Newton to Offer Tennis Lessons

Sign up today for youth and adult tennis lessons through the Newton Parks and Recreation Department!

United Way Personal Caring Drive

Join us as we partner with United Way to provide basic hygiene items to local students. Drop off your items at Newton City Hall.

Newton Wins Water Quality Award

For the 14th consecutive year, the City of Newton's water was ranked among the very best in North Carolina.

Take-A-Kid Fishing Day

Head to Herman's Fish Lake on Saturday, June 17, for a great morning of fun and fishing!

Fire Department Welcomes New Members

The Newton Fire Department celebrated its newest firefighters during a pinning ceremony on May 18.

Get Your NewtOn!

Hope to see you on the 1924 Courthouse Square for this summer concert series and art evenings on Thursdays in June, July and August!

Newton Swimming Pool Now Open

Splash into summer at the Newton Swimming Pool!

Movies in the Park

Join us at Southside Park for free movie showings all summer long!

Yard of the Month

Congratulations to Jon and Susie McClure on winning the May Yard of the Month honor!

Benton Blount Concert at Southside Park

America's Got Talent finalist Benton Blount will perform at Southside Park on Saturday, May 13. Get your tickets now!

National Train Day Festival

Head to the Newton Depot on Saturday, May 13, for the second annual National Train Day Festival!

Newton Police Win Grant for Helmets

Thanks to a generous grant, Newton officers will be able to provide bicycle helmets to children who are unable to afford them.

Newton Named a Watch for Me NC Partner

We're pleased to be a part of this program aimed at making bicycle riders and pedestrians safer!

Teen Leadership Newton

Congratulations to all the leaders from Newton-Conover High School and Discovery High School who completed the 2017 Teen Leadership Newton program!

Room & Board to build 250,000-square-foot Distribution Center in Newton

We welcome Room & Board to Newton! Their $12.8 million investment will create at least 13 new jobs in the city.

Spring Yard Sale is April 29

Join us on Saturday, April 29, at Southside Park for the annual Spring Yard Sale, which will feature +50 vendors!

Lab Analyst Retires

We thank Terry Laws for his many years of service and wish him a happy retirement!

Arbor Day Celebration

Join us at 10 a.m. April 22 at City Hall for this annual celebration!

Water Treatment Plant Hosts STEM Tour

More than 80 Maiden Middle School students got an up-close look at the plant on an Education Matters Extreme STEM Tour.

CVMC, Newton Fire Dept. Partner to Help Citizen

Thanks to Catawba Valley Medical Center for partnering with the Newton Fire Department on this project!

El Bazaar Ribbon Cutting

Newton welcomes El Bazaar Discount Merchandise Co. to the city!

Nominate a Yard of the Month

The Appearance Commission is now accepting Yard of the Month nominations for the most beautiful yards in Newton. Nominate a yard today!

Main Street Champion

Congratulations to Jill Towery on being named Newton's Main Street Champion for 2016! Thanks for all you do, Jill!

Newton Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny is heading to Southside Park at 2 p.m Sunday, April 9. We hope you can join us for the Easter Egg Hunt!

Spring Litter Sweep is April 29

Help keep Newton beautiful by joining the Spring Litter Sweep on April 29!

Council Attends National League of Cities Conference

Newton City Council members recently attended the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C.

Newton Depot Hosts Chamber Orchestra

Join us March 25 at the Newton Depot for "Night Train, Rolling Down the Tracks: A Celebration of Railroads" with the Western Piedmont Chamber Orchestra!

Spring Yard Sale is April 29

Join us on Saturday, April 29, at Southside Park for the annual Spring Yard Sale!

Crazy Boba Ribbon Cutting

Newton welcomes Crazy Boba bubble tea shop to the city!

Fire Hydrant Testing Under Way

Annual testing and maintenance of Newton's fire hydrants begins soon in the southeast quadrant of the city.

Newton is a Tree City USA

Newton is pleased to be named a Tree City USA for the sixth consecutive year!

The Hen & Egg Ribbon Cutting

Newton welcomes The Hen & Egg to the city!

Free Leaf Compost

Newton will offer free leaf compost and mulch at the city's Boston Road facility beginning March 9. Get yours while supplies last!

Urgent Care of Mountain View-Newton

Thanks in part to a $70,000 state grant, Newton will soon have a new urgent care facility.

Branding Community Survey

Please help us determine what makes Newton special to visitors, residents, and visitors. Take the survey today!

Fat Bax Cafe Ribbon Cutting

Newton welcomes Fat Bax Cafe to the city!

Economic Development Survey

Please take this online survey to help identify opportunities and needs to improve our regional economy.

Corning Brings 210 Jobs to Newton

We welcome Corning Optical Communications to Newton! Their $67 million investment will create at least 210 new jobs in the city.

Pedestrian Plan Open House

Join us from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Council Chamber at City Hall to share your ideas and to learn more about the Newton Pedestrian Plan.

Softball Registration

Registration is underway for the Men’s Industrial/Open and Co-Ed Softball Leagues. Sign up today!

Downtown Newton Volunteer Event

Join us as we celebrate Downtown Newton volunteers and learn about new ways to help downtown flourish.

Foothills Folk Art Festival

We hope you'll join us Saturday, Oct. 7, in Downtown Newton for a great day of folk art, music, food, and more!

Yoga for Seniors

These classes introduce postures and techniques to relax the body and calm the mind.

Life Line Screening Clinic

Newton is partnering with Life Line Screening to offer preventive health screenings at the Recreation Center.

Industrial/Open Softball League

Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 8, for an organizational meeting for this year's league!

Senior Citizens Sweetheart Dance

This year's dance for sweethearts 55 years old and older is Feb. 9 at the Newton Recreation Center.

Sewer Line Project

A new sewer line is being installed on Westside Drive and at the 1000-block of South Main Avenue. Thank you for your patience as this important project is completed!

Tales of the Rails

Head to the Newton Depot on Jan. 31 for a great evening of railroad-themed storytelling for all ages!

Youth Sports Sign-Ups

Registration is underway for youth baseball, spring soccer and girls volleyball.

Streetscape Surveying Begins

Surveying for the Newton Streetscape Project is underway throughout Downtown Newton.

Police Captain Retires

We thank Newton Police Capt. Michael Sullivan for 29 years of dedicated service and wish him many happy years of retirement!

Public Works Equipment Operator Retires

We congratulate Donald Cannon on his retirement and thank him for his service to Newton!

First USA Storage

We welcome First USA Storage to Newton!

Catawba Valley Furniture Academy Ribbon Cutting

We're delighted to welcome the Catawba Valley Furniture Academy to Newton!

Police Host Senior Citizens Holiday Luncheon

Newton Police continued a Christmas tradition with their annual luncheon for Newton residents.

Tom Rowe awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

We congratulate longtime council member and former mayor Tom Rowe on being awarded one of North Carolina's most prestigious honors!

Free Basketball Skills Clinic

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department will offer this free clinic for players and coaches on Dec. 10.

Pedestrian Plan Meetings

Join us on Dec. 5 and 6 to share your ideas about the future of walking in Newton.

Toys for Tots

Help brighten a child's Christmas by dropping of new, unwrapped toys at the Newton Police Department or Newton Fire Department.

Polar Express Events at Newton Depot and Auditorium

Head to the Newton Depot and Newton-Conover Auditorium for some great Polar Express events this holiday season!

Small Business Saturday

Support our local businesses and find some great deals in Downtown Newton on Nov. 26.

Light Up the Town

Join us as we ring in the Holiday Season with the lighting of thousands of lights in Downtown Newton!

Burn Ban Lifted

The burn ban for Catawba County issued by the N.C. Forest Service on Nov. 7 has been lifted.

Country Corner 2nd Time Around ribbon cutting

Newton welcomes Country Corner 2nd Time Around to the city!

Elena' Nails Bar Ribbon Cutting

We recently celebrated the opening of Elena' Nails Bar!

Grace Team Caregivers Ribbon Cutting

We're pleased to welcome Grace Team Caregivers to Newton!

Senior Citizens Christmas Dance

We hope you'll be able to join us at this festive holiday event at the Newton Recreation Center!

A Time to Remember Luminary Project

The holiday tradition of remembering loved ones continues this year at Yount Park.

Strategic Growth Plan wins Innovation Award

The Western Piedmont Council of Governments in partnership with the City of Newton recently won a national award for the Newton Strategic Growth Plan.

Fall Cemetery Clean-up

If you have items placed at Newton cemeteries that you wish to keep, please visit the gravesite prior to Nov. 7 to collect the items.

Canned Food Drive for ECCCM

We're accepting canned food to benefit ECCCM at City Hall, the Recreation Center and Central Recreation Center.

Leaf Collection

Curbside leaf collection helps Newton citizens dispose of leaves and ensures storm drains remain clear.

Economic Development Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 Business Advisory Committee Economic Development Awards!

Spooktacular is Oct. 29

We hope you'll join us for this fall festival in Downtown Newton!

Newton Depot Fall Gala

We'll celebrate an incredible year of progress at the Newton Depot during the Fall Gala on Oct. 15. All aboard!

Flu Shot Clinics

Flu shot clinics will be held at the Newton Recreation Department on Oct. 4 and Oct. 14.

Golf Cart Safety

A new City ordinance allows registered golf carts on public roads. Click to learn about the requirements and to find out how to register your golf cart.

Avoiding Phone Scams

An aggressive phone scam is making the rounds. Click to learn how to avoid becoming a victim.

Gospel Singing in the Park

We hope you can join us for this celebration and an afternoon of fellowship and song.

Foothills Folk Art Festival

Join us in Downtown Newton on Oct. 1 for this FREE festival!

Walking Wednesdays

Grab a good pair of shoes and a bottle of water and head to the Heritage Trail Greenway for this fun and free program!

Fall Yard Sale is Oct. 22

Join us at Southside Park for some great buys!

Rabies Vaccination Clinic

The Newton Police Department is partnering with the Humane Society for a clinic on Sept. 17.

Temprano Techvestors

We're pleased to announce Temprano Techvestors will make Newton it's new home!

Pickleball Free-Play

Pickleball Free-Play at the Newton Recreation Center is every Tuesday and Thursday, beginning Sept. 15.

Youth and Adult Tennis Lessons

Newton Parks & Rec. is offering tennis lessons for youth and adults beginning in September. Space is limited, so sign-up today!

Paint the Town

The Appearance Commission is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Paint the Town Red, White and Blue contest.

Newton 101

Want to get a behind-the-scenes look at the City of Newton? Register now for this free citizens academy!

Spirit Revolution Allstars Ribbon Cutting

We're pleased to welcome Spirit Revolution Cheerleading & Dance to Newton!

Nadine's Dazzling Purple Ribbon Cutting

We're pleased to welcome Nadine's Dazzling Purple Centerpiece & Decorating to Newton!

Railroad Museum open Aug. 18

Head to the Newton Depot on Aug. 18 to see some awesome model train layouts and railroad artifacts!

Badminton and Pickleball

Head to the Newton Recreation center on Aug. 14 and 15 for two evenings of badminton and pickleball exhibitions and mixers!

Parks and Rec. Events

The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting some great upcoming events!

Yard of the Month

Congratulations to Kathleen Gibbs on winning Yard of the Month!

Paint the Town Red, White and Blue

The Appearance Commission is now accepting entries for its annual patriotic decorating contest!

Marketing and Branding Proposals

Newton is seeking proposals to develop a comprehensive branding and marketing campaign.

Economic Development Awards

The Business Advisory Committee is now accepting nominations for outstanding business people and businesses. Make your nomination now!

Swimming Lessons at Newton Swimming Pool

Lessons for youth ages 6-12 are 6:30-7:15 p.m. July 11-14.

Water Aerobics Classes

Head to the Newton Swimming Pool on Monday and Wednesday evenings for these fun classes!

Okazaki Ribbon Cutting

We're happy to welcome Okazaki Authentic Japanese Cuisine to Newton!

Ville Pizza Ribbon Cutting

We're happy to welcome Ville Pizza to Newton!

Yard of the Month

Congratulations to Gene and Jane Kelley on winning Yard of the Month for June!

Football Skills Clinic

Join Newton Parks and Rec. and Newton-Conover High School for a great football skills clinic on July 23.

Heat Baseball ribbon cutting

We're happy to welcome Heat Baseball to Newton!

Citizens Police Academy

Congratulations to the graduates of the 2016 Newton Citizen's Police Academy!

Newton wins water award

For the 13th consecutive year, the City of Newton's water was ranked among the very best in North Carolina.

Football Skills Clinic

Join Newton Parks and Rec. and the Catawba County Hornets for a football skills clinic on July 9.

Badminton at Newton Rec.

Grab your racquets and shuttlecocks and head to the Recreation Center for free badminton on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30-9 p.m.

Curb Appeal–Newton Style

One lucky Newton resident’s lawn will be transformed in this Appearance Commission contest.

Take-A-Kid Fishing Day

Join us at Herman's Fish Lake on June 18 for this great family-friendly event!

Newton mourns fallen firefighter

We offer our condolences to the family of Fire Capt. Bradley Long.

East Newton Heritage Festival

The 26th annual festival will be June 25. Come celebrate with us!

Movies in the Park

Grab a lawn chair and blanket and head to Southside Park for this free movie series!

Zumba In-The-Mix Fitness

A fun and exciting new class is coming to the Newton Recreation Center!

Yard of the Month

Congratulations to Ralph and Geraldine Clark on winning Yard of the Month!

Swimming Pool now open

Splash into summer at the Newton Swimming Pool!

2016 Unity Award

Congratulations to the Rev. Robert C. Silber, recipient of this year's Unity Award!

Turner Finance ribbon cutting

We're happy to welcome this business to a new location in Downtown Newton!

Newton Fire Dept. earns high rating

The Office of State Fire Marshal recently recognized the Fire Department for excellent response to fires and emergencies.

In My Father's House ribbon cutting

We're pleased to welcome this ministry to Downtown Newton!

Railroad museum to celebrate National Train Day

Head to the Newton Depot on May 14 to celebrate National Train Day!

Summer Volleyball Camps

Summer volleyball camps are a great way to improve fundamentals and skills!

Youth Fall Sports

Registration is now underway for youth football and youth fall soccer. Sign up today!

Parks and Recreation Survey

Please take a few minutes to share your ideas about the future of Newton's parks.

DNDA Merchant Meeting

Save the date! The DNDA's next meeting for Downtown Newton merchants is at 8:30 a.m. May 26 at Carolina Vines.

Big Object Comics ribbon cutting

We're excited to welcome Big Object Comics to Downtown Newton!

Arbor Day Celebration is April 30

Join us at Jacob Fork Park for free seedlings, refreshments and the planting of a tree!

DNDA Design Workshop

Join the DNDA on April 28 for a FREE design workshop to explore affordable ways to create amazing signage, storefronts and display windows.

Finance Department awarded Certificate for Excellence

For the 31st consecutive year, the Newton has been awarded the prestigious Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

Jacob Fork Disc Golf Course

We're looking forward to a new disc golf course at Jacob Fork Park!

Teen Leadership Newton

Congratulations to all the teen leaders who completed this year's program!

Newton Spring Litter Sweep is April 16

Help us keep Newton beautiful!

Newton Spring Yard Sale is April 30

Join us at Southside Park to find some great buys!

DNDA names Main Street Champion

Congratulations to Jerry Hodge, Newton's 2015 Main Street Champion!

Men's Spring Fling Softball Tournament

Registration is now open for this great annual tournament!

Electric Department wins national recognition

The Newton Electric Department was honored for exceptional system reliability in 2015

Utilities Repair Programs

Be cautious of independent utilities repair programs, such as those involving water and sewer line repairs.

Newton Citizens Police Academy

Register now for the Citizens Police Academy! This year's academy runs April 11 to May 23.

Unity Day Celebration

Join us 2-4 p.m. May 22 at Newton-Conover Auditorium for this celebration of the communities within Newton!

Free compost available through March 18

Free compost will be available at the City's Boston Road facility beginning March 10.

Spring Cemetery Clean-up

Newton's annual Spring Cemetery Clean-up will be March 7-11. Please place new arrangements on or after March 12.

Walmart Neighborhood Market opens

Newton welcomes Walmart Neighborhood Market to the City!

Girls' volleyball clinic

Newton Parks and Rec. and Team Life Volleyball Club will sponsor the Winter Tune-Up Volleyball Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 27

Senior Citizens Sweetheart Dance

This year's Senior Citizens Sweetheart Dance will be Feb. 11 at the Newton Recreation Center

Police offer free self-defense class

The Newton Police Department will offer this free class for women on March 19. Register now!

Water Service Advisory Ended

The water advisory has ended. Newton water customers do not need to boil their water before consumption.

Industrial/Open Softball League

Sign up by March 18 for the Newton Parks and Recreation's Industrial/Open Softball League!

Newton community meetings

Kick off the new year by learning and sharing your ideas about exciting upcoming projects!

Newton welcomes IS director

We're pleased to announce Chris Little as the city's new information systems director.

Youth sports registration

Youth baseball, spring soccer and girls volleyball registration is going on now at the Newton Parks and Recreation Department.

Newton Rec. and CVCC classes

From Zumba to stained glass to shag dancing, there's sure to be a class you'll enjoy in this partnership between the Recreation Department and CVCC!

Utility repair programs

The City urges residents to be cautious of independent utilities repair programs.

Senior Citizens Holiday Luncheon

The Newton Police Department held its annual Senior Citizens Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 8.

Council on Aging Christmas breakfast

The Council on Aging hosted its annual Christmas breakfast at the Newton Recreation Center on Dec. 3.

Sanitary sewer testing

The city will smoke test sanitary sewers in December.

Small Business Saturday

Celebrate small businesses and win great prizes on Saturday, Nov. 28 in Downtown Newton!

Light Up the Town

Light Up the Town begins at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29!

Fire Department wins grant

Award funds will be used to purchase life-saving equipment.

Toys for Tots

Drop off new, unwrapped toys at the Newton Police Department or the Newton Fire Department.

Tilawa Jewelry

Newton celebrated the opening of Tilawa Jewelry in a new location with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Newton 101 graduation

Congratulations to the participants in the 2015 Newton 101 Citizens Academy!

Fall Cemetery Clean-up

The annual Fall Cemetery Clean-up is Nov. 9-13. Please remove weathered items from gravesites before Nov. 9 and place new items beginning Nov. 14.

Flu shot clinic

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department and the Catawba County Council on Aging will offer flu shots at the Recreation Center on Oct. 9 and Oct. 22.

Leaf collection underway

Leaf collection runs through Jan. 15.

Halloween Spooktacular

The Halloween Spooktacular returns to Downtown Newton on Oct. 24!

Public Power Week

Newton celebrates Public Power Week Oct. 4-10. Drop by City Hall to enter a raffle for prizes!

Fire hydrant testing

Annual fire hydrant maintenance and testing begins in the northwest quadrant of the city on Oct. 5.

Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection is Nov. 7

Youth basketball and indoor soccer sign-ups

Register now for the upcoming season!

Newton Litter Sweep

The litter sweep has been cancelled due to rain and will not be rescheduled.

Bike, Hike and Paddle Adventure

Hope you can join us Oct. 11 at Jacob Fork Park for some great outdoor fun and a gear swap!

Newton welcomes new Main Street Program manager

The newest member of the Newton team is Main Street Program Manager Shannon Johnson. Welcome!

Fire hydrant testing begins Sept. 14

The Newton Fire Department's fire hydrant testing begins Monday, Sept. 14.

Hort Shorts: Getting your yard ready for fall

Tips from the Newton Tree Board on how to prepare your lawn and landscaping as summer turns to fall.

Recycle cooking oil at new drop-off site

We're providing a new way for you to recycle your cooking oil at a drop-off site at 201 N. Ashe Ave.

Newton and CVCC offer classes

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is partnerming with CVCC to offer quilting, stained glass and dance classes this fall and winter!

Yoga for Seniors

Newton Parks and Rec is teaming up with the Council on Aging to offer Yoga For Seniors on Thursdays in September and October.

Newton 101 Citizens Academy

Learn more about the City of Newton by registering now for the Newton 101 Citizens Academy!

Police unveil new tip line

To keep our communities safe, the Newton and Conover Police departments are offering citizens new ways to report suspected crimes.

Salon and day spa opens in historic Newton home

The Abbey Salon and Day Spa focuses on holistic health, beauty and wellness services.

Newton Streetscape Presentation

Get the latest updates about the Newton Streetscape Plan and North Newton Master Plan.

Paint the Town Red, White and Blue

Decorate your home or business for a chance to win at $100 Lowe's gift card!

Yard of the Month

Check out this month's Yard of the Month!

Traffic to be rerouted during manhole relocation

Water aerobics classes begin July 13

Burn calories, keep cool and have fun at the Newton Swimming Pool!

Traffic to be rerouted during manhole installation

New shop open downtown

The Dapper Daisy is now open at 29 North College Ave.

Mulch giveaway

Newton will offer free mulch to the public June 26 and 27!

Newton renewal

A public input session for Newton's streetscape project is June 15. Hope you can join us!

Yard of the Month

Check out this month's Yard of the Month and nominate your favorite yard in Newton today!

Newton wins water award

The city won a prestigious award for the quality of its water for the 13th consecutive year.

Newton hires tech guru

Welcome to Nikki Gregory-Pruett, the city's new information systems director!

Citizens Police Academy

Congratulations to the graduates of the 2015 academy!

Fire Department to celebrate new headquarters

Join the celebration from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, May 31!

Hort Shorts: Protect your trees this summer

Learn about summer tree care in this edition of the Newton Tree Board's Hort Shorts!

Officer honored with Life-Saving Pin

A Newton officer's actions on cruise ship helped save a man's life.

This week is National Public Works Week

A big thank you to all the dedicated Public Works employees who keep Newton running day and night!

Rabies vaccination clinic is May 30

Bring your pets to the Newton Police Department for rabies vaccines and microchipping.

Draft Strategic Growth Plan now available

Share your thoughts on the draft Newton Strategic Growth Plan now!

Newton to offer gymnastics classes

These fun classes will be led by an instructor with more than 30 years of experience. Reserve your child's space today!

Yard of the Month

Check out this month's Yard of the Month and nominate your favorite yard in Newton today!

Youth sports sign-ups underway

Sign up now for youth football and youth fall soccer!

Newton police offer self-defense training

Register now for this free class!

Newton officer takes oath of office

Welcome to Devan Mackey, Newton Police Department's newest officer!

Arbor Day Celebration encourages residents to care for trees

Teen Leadership Newton

Congrats to the student-leaders from Newton-Conover and Discovery high schools who recently took part in Teen Leadership Newton!

Yard of the Month

Help recognize the owners of Newton's prettiest yards by making a Yard of the Month nomination today!

Curb Appeal-Newton Style

One lucky Newton resident's lawn is about to be transformed. Submit your contest entry form today!

30 years of excellence

The Newton Finance Department was honored for excellence in financial reporting for the 30th consecutive year!

Newton wine bar wins state award

Carolina Vines and Winstead Architecture were honored by the N.C. Main Street Center for renovations of the Carolina Vines building.

Annual Cleanup is May 2

Help keep Newton beautiful by participating in the City of Newton Annual Cleanup Event!

Get adjusted

Newton welcomed Dr. Jason C. Robeson and ChiroCare chiropractic clinic to the city with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Markings part of streetscape planning

Temporary markings around the 1924 Courthouse Square will help engineers with downtown revitalization.

Final Newton Strategic Plan public forum is Thursday

Public safety is the topic of the final public forum. Hope you can join the discussion!

Newton Renewal

The next input session for the streetscape and master plans is March 23. We hope you'll share your ideas for the future of Newton!

Third Newton Strategic Plan public forum is Thursday

Transportation is the topic of the next-to-last forum. Don't miss the chance to share your ideas!

Free mulch, compost available

Head to the city's Boston Road facility for the free materials.

Register now for Citizens Police Academy

Your chance to get an insider's look at the Newton Police Department is here!

Strategic Plan public forums underway

A long-term vision for the future of the city is coming together. Don't miss the chance to share your ideas!

Spring Cemetery Clean-up

This year's clean-up will be March 23-27. Pick up items you wish to keep by March 23. Place new items beginning March 28.

Industrial/Open Softball League meeting

Batter up! If you'd like to join a softball league, save the date and get all the details at the March 19 organizational meeting.

Strategic Plan forums begin Thursday

Your input is needed to help shape a bold plan for Newton's future!

Newton hosts youth basketball tournament

Teams from across Western North Carolina competed in the 2015 WYAA Mite Basketball Tournament.

Smart meter upgrade underway

Technicians will collect meter data from Newton homes and businesses.

2015 Unity Award nominations

Nominate a resident, business or industry that has made significant contributions to social unity in Newton.

2015 City Council/Staff Workshop

This year's workshop will be at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Newton Expo.

From New York City to Newton: Il Bambini Pizza is now open

Newton's new pizzeria is now open at Plaza Latina.

Newton hires new planning director

Planner with 30 years of experience to take the helm of Newton Planning Department

Heart Month = Fitness room savings

Celebrate American Heart Month with a free month of membership at Newton's fitness room!

Newton Business Meeting is Feb. 19

This year's celebration will honor Newton businesses and their key employees.

Newton PD offers self-defense training for women

Free class is Saturday, Feb. 21.

Senior Citizens Sweetheart Dance is February 12

Put on your dancing shoes and head to the Newton Rec. Center for the annual Sweetheart Dance!

Hort Shorts: Newton is a Tree City USA

Hort Shorts are horticultural articles from the Tree Board. Learn about Newton as a Tree City USA in this edition.

Liberty Tax Service opens in Newton

Tax season is here...and so is Liberty Tax Service, Newton's newest business.

Parking restrictions in effect during Catawba County Justice Center renovation

Police give advice on avoiding parking tickets during Justice Center expansion

Officer gains certification

City of Newton Code Enforcement Officer Jon Raines took the law enforcement oath of office recently.

Relax the body, calm the mind

Yoga for Seniors is at the Newton Recreation Center on Thursdays in January.

Newton Renewal

Head to City Hall on Monday, Jan. 12, to share your ideas about the future of Downtown Newton and North Newton.

Temporary use dumpster service to be billed in advance

Newton will begin billing in advance for temporary use dumpster service Feb. 1.

Water treatment operator, public works director retire

A 34-year city of Newton employee and the city's public works and utilities director retired Dec. 19.

Police offer advice on avoiding IRS scammers

It's easy to be lured by scammers. But it's even easier to protect yourself.

Youth sports: Almost time to sign up!

Registration for youth baseball, youth spring soccer, and girls volleyball begins Jan. 5 and runs through Jan. 30.

Three decades of Christmas cheer

Newton police hosted their Senior Citizens Holiday Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 9. The annual party has been a tradition for about 30 years.

Christmas Gospel Fest is Dec. 20

Newton Parks and Recreation to share Christmas spirit through music and giving

Senior Citizens Christmas Breakfast

Newton's senior citizens were treated to a Christmas breakfast Dec. 4 at the Newton Recreation Center.

Light Up the Town

Downtown Newton's 1924 Courthouse Square came to light Nov. 30 at the annual Light Up the Town Celebration.

Shop Local Campaign comes to Newton

Looking to avoid the Black Friday crowds? Already had your fix of big box shopping? Head to Downtown Newton!

Fight fire with…iPads?

A grant from FM Global to the Newton Fire Department is helping make citizens and firefighters safer.

Newton Rec sponsoring canned food drive

Newton is sponsoring a canned food drive to help prevent hunger among our neighbors. Donate today!

Newton Rec sponsoring adult church volleyball league

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an Adult Co-ed Church Volleyball league.

Newton Rec sponsoring canned food drive

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a canned food drive to benefit the Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM) Hunger Prevention Program. The campaign will run from Nov. 3 to Dec. 21.

Proposed FY 2013-14 budget presented to council

City Manager Todd Clark presented on Tuesday the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 to the City Council.

"Tour of Churches" planned Dec. 9 in Newton

On December 9, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., a number of churches in the Newton area will welcome the community during the Christmas season to drop in for an open house tour of their beautiful, historical sanctuaries. Special activities are being planned at each of the churches during the tour.

"A Time to Remember" luminary project begins Nov. 25

Registration under way for youth indoor soccer, basketball

The Newton Parks & Recreation Department is now registering participants for its youth indoor soccer and youth basketball programs.

Newton Depot Authority breaks ground for new museum pavilion

The Newton Depot Authority held a groundbreaking ceremony on September 5 to symbolize the start of construction of a new pavilion for the Southeastern Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum.

Ribbon cutting held at Thrifty Village

A ribbon cutting was held at Thrifty Village in downtown Newton on September 5 as City of Newton officials and staff welcomed mother-and-daughter owners Mary Wagner and Jennifer Bara to the city.

Newton earns AWOP water award

The City of Newton has earned the Area Wide Optimization Program Award (AWOP) for the year 2011. This is the 10th consecutive year that Newton has received this prestigious award.

Newton Recreation Department, CVCC plan classes

The Newton Parks & Recreation Department and Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) are pleased to present the following classes which are sure to interest you or someone you know. Classes will be held at the Newton Recreation Center.

Ribbon cutting held at Meedo's III Restaurant

A ribbon cutting was held at Meedo's III Family Italian Restaurant on August 22. City of Newton elected officials, staff, and business leaders gathered to welcome Meedo Hassan and his staff to the City.

Ribbon cutting held at 1st Nails

A ribbon cutting was held at 1st Nails on August 23 to welcome the new owners to the City of Newton.

Ribbon cutting held at Fiesta Services

A ribbon cutting was held on August 2, 2012 at Fiesta Services, a new party supply store in Newton. The store is located at 1901 Northwest Boulevard in a free-standing building in Plaza Latina.

Couple earns August "Yard of the Month" honor

Jon and Susie McClure of Ridge Drive in Newton were honored with the August 2012 "Yard of the Month" award, presented by the Newton Appearance Commission.

Newton PD, County Animal Services partner for successful rabies clinic

The Newton Police Department and Catawba County Animal Services held a successful rabies clinic on Saturday, July 28. A total of 99 animals, including 84 dogs and 15 cats, received the required rabies vaccination at the clinic.

Ribbon cutting held at So Chic Salon

A ribbon cutting was held July 26 at So Chic Salon, which has relocated to the Marketplace Shopping Center (beside Bi-Lo) in Newton. City officials, staff, and business leaders attended the ribbon cutting to welcome owner Tammy Rowe and her talented staff to the City of Newton.

Couple earns July 2012 "Yard of the Month" honor

The home and landscape of Byron and Carla Macijewski has earned the honor of "Yard of the Month" for July 2012. The award was presented by the Newton Appearance Commission.

Trees donated to City

The City of Newton expresses its appreciation to Harvey and Jeanette Coulter of Maiden Nursery for their generous donation of 40 Japanese maple trees, ranging in height from 15 to 20 feet.

Ribbon cutting held at Queen's Consignment

A ribbon cutting was held at Queen's Consignment on June 20. City of Newton officials, staff, and merchants attended the event at the new business, which is located at 2110 US Hwy. 321 Business (Northwest Boulevard).

Couple earns June 2012 "Yard of the Month" honor

Philip Toelkes and Brandi Tolbert have been rewarded for their hard work and beautification efforts as the couple has earned the June 2012 "Yard of the Month" honor. The monthly award was presented by the Newton Appearance Commission.

Newton PD receives Target grant

The Target Distribution Center in Newton recently awarded a $1,000 grant to the Newton Police Department, which plans to use the money to purchase and distribute portable weather radios to those on the department's senior citizens call list.

Arndt earns May 2012 "Yard of the Month" honor

If you travel on Brentwood Drive, you'll likely notice the finely manicured lawn and landscaping of Vera Arndt, who deservedly earned the honor of "Yard of the Month" for May 2012.

Newton Downtown Historic District listed in National Register of Historic Places

Newton holds "Big Sweep" clean-up

The 2012 "Big Sweep" Newton Citywide Clean-up was held Saturday, April 21. The event, which attracted more than 45 volunteers, began at the Newton Recreation Center as the clean-up crews were assigned areas of the City.

Chavez receives 2012 Unity Award

Javier Chavez was named as the recipient of Newton's 2012 Unity Award. The prestigious award was presented at the City's annual Unity Day Celebration on Saturday, April 28 at Southside Park.

Newton recognized as "Tree City USA" community at Arbor Day Celebration

The City of Newton held its annual Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 21 at First United Methodist Church in Newton. At the ceremony, Newton was recognized for being named a "Tree City USA" community for the second year in a row.

Newton earns Certificate of Achievement for CAFR

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Newton by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

Neighbors Network offers partnership to area businesses, volunteers

Neighbors Network is beginning their search for Service Providers to satisfy the needs of their Membership. Neighbors Network is a membership-driven, grass-roots organization under the umbrella of the Catawba County Council on Aging.

Teen Leadership Newton students graduate from 2012 program

The Teen Leadership Newton Class of 2012 successfully completed this year's program on March 20 as the students made formal presentations to the Newton City Council regarding downtown revitalization, quality of life, and the economy.

Ribbon cutting held at Badas Boutique in Newton

A ribbon cutting was held at Badas Boutique in downtown Newton on March 22. City of Newton officials and staff, along with merchants and citizens, were on hand to welcome owner Dawn Cooke and her family to the downtown area.

Ribbon cutting held at Ricki's 24 Ice

A ribbon cutting was held at Ricki's 24 Ice in Newton on March 20th, 2012. Newton Mayor Anne Stedman, along with City staff, business owners, and friends congratulated owners Kendall and JoAnn Kuhn on their new business enterprise located in the Catawba Valley Shopping Center, at 759 US Highway 70.

Ribbon cutting held at Williams Ebeling Enterprises

A ribbon cutting was held at Williams Ebeling Enterprises in Newton on March 15, 2012. Newton Mayor Anne Stedman, along with City officials and staff, congratulated owners Ben Ebeling and Josh Williams on their business expansion and relocation to a larger facility on North Ashe Avenue.

City of Newton, Humane Society partner to encourage responsible pet ownership

The City of Newton is pleased to announce an enhanced partnership with the Humane Society of Catawba County (HSCC) as the two organizations are teaming up to increase awareness and education about pet ownership and controlling the pet population.

Ribbon cutting held at All Systems Pro

A ribbon cutting was held at All Systems Pro in downtown Newton on February 1, 2012. Newton Mayor Anne Stedman, along with City officials, staff, and merchants welcomed owner Monte Anderson to the downtown area.

Ribbon cutting held at Picadilli Emporium

Ribbon cutting held at Affordable Floors

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Affordable Floors on Wednesday, December 7. Newton elected officials and staff were in attendance to welcome owners Scott and April Byles to the City of Newton.

Museum announces new lighting system

A ribbon cutting was held Dec. 7 at the Catawba County Museum of History to celebrate the completion of its new LED lighting system. The LED lighting system replaced conventional incandescent and fluorescent lighting that was being used in the hallways and three galleries on the museum's main floor.

Ribbon cutting held to celebrate expansion

A ribbon cutting was held on Oct. 28 at Plaza Latina, located at 1901 Northwest Boulevard in Newton, to celebrate the expansion of Carniceria Mexicana.

Boy Scouts complete Eagle projects at Jacob Fork Park

Jacob Fork Park has received some welcome enhancements thanks to the efforts of three Eagle Scout candidates from Boy Scout Troop 238, and the vision of the Catawba Valley Heritage Alliance and the City of Newton.

"Newton 101" Citizens Academy concludes with graduation

The 2011 "Newton 101" Citizens Academy concluded on Oct. 27 with a social, question-and-answer session, and graduation at Newton City Hall.

Newton, NCMPA1 offers lighting rebate for eligible commercial and industrial customers

The City of Newton has partnered with the North Carolina Municipal Power Agency #1 (NCMPA1) to offer a lighting rebate program for eligible City Commercial and Industrial electric customers.

Newton unveils marker on Carolina Thread Trail

The City of Newton unveiled a Carolina Thread Trail marker on Sunday, Sept. 25 as part of the countywide "Marking the Thread" celebration.

Ribbon cutting held at new Goodwill Outlet Store

Goodwill's newest outlet store opened on Sept. 14 at 8:00 a.m., preceded by a ribbon cutting ceremony conducted by the City of Newton and the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce.

Electronic payment option now available for Newton utility customers

The City of Newton is now accepting electronic payments for utility bills via the Internet or telephone by utilizing the services of NCO Financial, Inc. Electronic payments will not be available for face-to-face transactions at City Hall.

Newton offers free Wi-Fi access

The City of Newton offers a municipal wireless (Wi-Fi) network to enable mobile data applications for City staff and to provide free wireless Internet access for the general public. Currently, the network consists mainly of the downtown area.

Ribbon cutting held at UCHS Gift and Thrift Shop

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Aug. 17 at the United Church Homes Gift and Thrift Shop at its new location at 25 North College Avenue on the Courthouse Square in Newton.

Ribbon cutting held at Newton Antiques and Collectibles

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Newton Antiques and Collectibles on August 2. A large crowd attended the opening event at the location at 20 West 1st Street in downtown Newton.

Ribbon cutting held at Startown Veterinary Hospital

City offers tips for water conservation

This is the start of peak season for water consumption, and the City of Newton offers the following tips to help customers conserve water and lower their utility bill.

Light Up the Town Celebration

The holidays are almost here, and residents should make plans now to attend the City of Newton's annual "Light Up the Town" celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. November 30 on the 1924 Courthouse Square in downtown Newton.

Senior Citizens Christmas Dance: Thursday, Dec. 4

Newton's annual Senior Citizens Christmas Dance is coming soon!

Luminary Project kicks off November 30th

Sunday, November 30 marks the beginning of the Newton Appearance Commission's "A Time to Remember" luminary project.

Remodeled Phostell's Barber Shop welcomes new barber with ribbon cutting

Come downtown to meet Ryson Reed at Phostell's Barber Shop and Beauty Salon, 106 North Main Avenue

Pack and Ship holds ribbon cutting

For a little extra care in shipping your packages, head to Pack and Ship 2, 2725 Northwest Blvd. Suite H, in Newton before sending off your goods.

Register now for Newton 101 Citizens Academy

Register now for Newton 101 Citizens Academy, which returns for its sixth year on Sept. 11. Newton 101 is a free program for city residents to learn more about how the City of Newton operates, the services it offers and the history of the City.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station installation coming soon

Six double pedestal GE DurastationTM electric charging stations will be installed in the following NC Public Power Communities: Edenton, Newton, Tarboro, Smithfield and Wake Forest. (Wake Forest will install two stations.) A seventh charging station will be located at ElectriCities of North Carolina in Raleigh.

Newton seeks public input on downtown zoning

The Planning Commission is hosting a drop-in workshop from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the Old Post Office Playhouse, 10 S. Main Ave.

Newton Police educate seniors about fraud

Senior citizens in the Newton community are learning from the Newton Police Department how to spot scams and how to protect themselves from identity theft and fraud.

The Pedal Shack holds ribbon cutting ceremony

Now you can get all your cycling needs – bicycles, accessories and servicing – in downtown Newton then head over to Jacob Fork Park for a ride on the Woodland Loop Trail. Newton is now cycling central with the addition of The Pedal Shack at 10 East First Street.

Dogpatch Quilting celebrates grand opening

Save yourself some time, gas and money on your next search for fabric and quilting supplies. Dogpatch Quilting, 1904 N. Rankin Ave., offers fabric, quilting supplies, lessons and specialized work in longarm quilting.

The Spot hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

Newton has a new comic book and collectibles store catering to all ages. "The Spot" celebrated its opening on Friday, July 18 with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Pump track adds to Woodland Trail experience

Warm up, cool down or get in some practice at the new pump track at Jacob Fork Park in Newton. The new track is a complimentary track to the Woodland Loop Trail, a 2.5 mile outdoor trail for mountain bikers, trail runners and hikers.

Carolina Premier Dance holds ribbon cutting

Kick up your heels, sashay across the room or pop and lock yourself to your heart's content at Carolina Premier Dance Company, 514 West 21st Street.

Motorcycle, Truck, & Car Show returns to Southside Park

Start your engines! The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Motorcycle, Truck, & Car Show Classic at Southside Park on Saturday, July 26.

Harris wins July Yard of the Month award

The Newton Appearance Commission recognized Larry Harris of West Sixth Street circle, honoring him with the July "Yard of the Month" award.

Fire hydrant testing in southwest quadrant

The City of Newton Fire Department we will be conducting annual fire hydrant maintenance and testing beginning Monday, July 14. The Fire Department will be concentrating on the fire hydrants in the northeast quadrant (south of A Street and west of Main Avenue) for the next several weeks.

You Got Game Softball Tournament

The City of Newton Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring the You Got Game Men's Softball Tournament Saturday, July 19 at Jacob Fork Park, 3730 NC 10 West.

Master Gardeners Adopt a Spot in Newton

The bushes are looking livelier and the flowers are blooming at the corner of East Second Street and North College Avenue thanks to the hard work of the Catawba County Extension Master Gardener volunteers and Keep Catawba County Beautiful.

Newton Water Treatment Plant earns 12th consecutive AWOP Award

For the 12th consecutive year, the City of Newton Water Treatment Plant received the North Carolina Area Wide Optimization Award for the 2013 calendar year.

Paint the Town contest on Reunion Day

Residents and businesses in the City of Newton are invited to decorate their homes, yards and businesses with a patriotic theme for Reunion Day on August 21.

Football opportunities at Newton Rec

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department in July is offering a football skills clinic and football physicals.

Twelve graduate from Citizens Police Academy

The Newton Police Department on Monday, June 9, 2014 held a graduation ceremony for the participants who completed the 2014 Citizens Police Academy.

Smyres win June "Yard of the Month" award

The Newton Appearance Commission recognized Bill and Patricia Smyre of East 23rd Street, honoring them with the June "Yard of the Month" award.

Fire hydrant testing begins June 16 in northeast quadrant

The City of Newton Fire Department we will be conducting annual fire hydrant maintenance and testing beginning Monday, June 16. The Fire Department will be concentrating on the fire hydrants in the northeast quadrant (north of A Street and east of Main Avenue) for the next several weeks.

Xposed Salon holds ribbon cutting ceremony

Sit down for a hair cut or try out a new color at Xposed Salon, 20 West A St.

Kanipes win May "Yard of the Month" award

The Newton Appearance Commission recognized Donna and Ken Kanipe for their yard on West Eighth Street, honoring them with the May "Yard of the Month" award.

Jerry McCombs receives 2014 Unity Award

The City of Newton Human Relations Council on Sunday presented Jerry McCombs with the Unity Award for his contributions to the community. The annual award recognizes those who have contributed to the racial and cultural harmony in the City of Newton.

Take a Kid Fishing Day on June 14

Cast a reel and catch fish and a fun time with your family at the Newton Recreation Department's annual Take a Kid Fishing Day from 9 a.m. to noon June 14 at Herman's Fish Lake.

Newton Rec offering youth swimming lessons

Keep your kids' minds and bodies active this summer with swimming lessons at the Newton Rec Center swimming pool, 23 S. Brady Ave.

Rec swimming pool opens June 14

The City of Newton Parks & Recreation Department is proud to announce the opening of the City's swimming pool on Saturday, June 14.

Cars galore in downtown Newton on May 17

Two different car shows are cruisin' into Newton on Saturday, May 17, so head downtown to the 1924 Courthouse Square and enjoy cars from across the decades.

Southern Biscuit Day returns June 5

Renwood Mills is offering free biscuits and sausage from 7 a.m. until noon June 5 on the Historic Courthouse Square in downtown Newton.

Youth football and soccer sign-ups begin May 5

Registration for youth football and soccer through the Newton Parks and Recreation Department begins May 5 for all players.

Newton Clean Up Event on April 26

Earth Day is just around the corner, so work on brightening your corner of the world by joining the City of Newton for its annual Clean Up Event from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26.

Notice of Special Called Meeting

Notice is hereby given to the public that a special meeting of the Newton City Council will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014 in the Gantt Room at Newton City Hall.