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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

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 is going on now in the northwest 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!

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.

Branding Community Survey

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

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!

Economic Development Survey

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

Softball Registration

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

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!

Newton Notify

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

Life Line Screening Clinic

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

Yoga for Seniors

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

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!

Youth Sports Sign-Ups

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

Catawba Valley Furniture Academy Ribbon Cutting

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

The Hen & Egg Ribbon Cutting

Newton welcomes The Hen & Egg to the city!

Urgent Care of Mountain View-Newton

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

Fat Bax Cafe Ribbon Cutting

Newton welcomes Fat Bax Cafe to 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.

Downtown Newton Volunteer Event

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

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.

Tales of the Rails

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

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!

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!

30-60-100 Mile Century Bike Ride

This annual ride begins with a mass start at the Newton Recreation Center at 8 a.m. Aug. 21. Hope to see you there!

Southern Biscuit Soldiers Reunion 5K Run/Walk

Join us on Aug. 20 for the 27th annual 5K Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run in Downtown 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

Soldiers Reunion beauty pageants

Register today to for a chance to be a Reunion Queen!

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!

2015 Soldiers Reunion

A celebration 126 years in the making starts Sunday, Aug. 16!

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.

Free Wi-Fi sets daily connection record during Soldiers Reunion Parade

The City of Newton is pleased to announce an important milestone with its free Wi-Fi Internet service. During this year's annual Soldier's Reunion Parade on August 16, 2012, the system serviced over 1,000 devices in a single day.

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.

Soldiers Reunion 5K attracts record crowd

The Newton Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to announce that the 2012 Soldiers Reunion 5K Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run attracted a record crowd of approximately 435 participants.

"Pet Mania" attracts large crowd on Aug. 15

The 2012 "Pet Mania" attracted a large crowd of pets and their owners to the popular Soldiers Reunion activity on August 15. The event is sponsored by the Newton Parks & Recreation Department.

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

Photos from 125th Annual Soldiers Reunion available online

Photos from the 125th Annual Soldiers Reunion are now available on the City's Facebook and Flickr pages.

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.

Soldiers Reunion posters, shirts on sale now

The annual Soldiers Reunion celebration returns in August to downtown Newton for the 125th year. Get in the spirit by purchasing a shirt to wear to events and make sure to get a commemorative poster as well.

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.

Greater Vision performing at Reunion Gospel Music Night

Greater Vision and The Littles will perform at the annual Soldiers Reunion Gospel Music Night at 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 18 on the Courthouse Square in downtown Newton.

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.

Reunion "Cruisin' & Car Show" is August 17

Classic cars, good music, fellowship, and fun – these are common at the annual Soldiers Reunion "Cruisin' & Car Show" scheduled for the afternoon and evening of Sunday, August 17. The event officially kicks off the 125th Annual Soldiers Reunion celebration.

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.

Athletic events complement Soldiers Reunion

The City of Newton Parks and Recreation Department is proud to again offer several athletic events to complement the annual Soldiers Reunion celebration in downtown Newton.

125th Annual Soldiers Reunion celebration returns in August

Mark your calendar and set aside a week for cruisin', musical entertainment, beauty pageants, a parade and athletic events when the 125th Soldiers Reunion returns to downtown Newton. Join us for this milestone year as we celebrate with more patriotic events and new activities.

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.

Re-enroll now in Equal Payment Plan

City of Newton utilities customers may now re-enroll in the Equal Payment Plan, which is one of several options to pay utilities bills. Customers have until May 31 to sign up for the program; enrollment is effective from July 1 until the following June bill.

Appearance Commission accepting Yard of the Month nominations

Do you or someone you know have a yard that deserves recognition? The Newton Appearance Commission invites you to nominate that special yard for the prestigious Yard of the Month honor.

Yoga for Seniors offered in April

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department and the Catawba County Council on Aging will offer Yoga for Seniors on Thursdays in April for those ages 55 and over.

Newton to hold Arbor Day celebration on April 26

Celebrate Arbor Day with the City of Newton Tree Board as it plants a flowering Dogwood tree at Southside Park. The public is invited to attend the event at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26.

City-Wide Yard Sale, Central Community Yard Sale on April 12

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department's annual Central Community Yard Sale will be held in conjunction with the Festival and Events Committee's City-Wide Yard Sale on April 12.

Teen Leadership concludes with presentations to Council

Water treatment methods and improved educational curricula were hot topics for students from Newton-Conover and Discovery high schools as they delivered presentations to the Newton City Council on how to address those issues. The presentations served as the culmination of the Teen Leadership Newton program.

Unity Day Celebration on May 18

The Newton Human Relations Council is pleased to once again host the Unity Day Celebration, an event celebrating and embracing the diversity of the community through word, art, dance, music and food. The event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at the Newton-Conover Auditorium.

City-Wide Yard Sale set for April 12

Clear out your basements and attics and get ready to sell some of those extra or unwanted items. The Newton Festival and Events Committee will host the City-Wide Yard Sale from 7 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 12.

Newton offering Citizens Police Academy

Residents of Newton are invited and encouraged to register for the City of Newton's Citizens Police Academy. The program will run from 6 to 8 p.m. for seven consecutive Tuesdays beginning April 29 and ending June 10.

Shannonbrook water line project starts soon

Work is scheduled to begin soon on a water line replacement project in the Shannonbrook subdivision.

Newton Police offering vouchers for spaying and neutering pets

The Newton Police Department is now offering free pet spaying or neutering vouchers to financially qualified city residents living within the corporate city limits.

Upper Room Family Care holds ribbon cutting

Upper Room Family Care, 105B N. Main Ave., held a ribbon cutting ceremony March 3 to celebrate the opening of the family practice medical office.

Notification of Wastewater Spill in Catawba County

The City of Newton experienced a sanitary sewer overflow on March 7, 2014 due to unknown debris: 9,750 gallons at 1004 N. Gaither Ave. with 7,310 gallons entering Snow Hill Creek.

Spring Cemetery Clean-Up  from March 24-28

To help enhance the appearance of its cemeteries, the City of Newton is planning its annual Spring Cemetery Clean-Up from Monday, March 24 to Friday, March 28.

Free mulch, compost available in Newton

Beginning March 13, the City of Newton will offer to the public free leaf compost and a limited amount of chipper mulch at its Boston Road facility.

Easter Egg Hunt set for April 13 at Southside Park

Get ready to find eggs, eggs and more eggs as the City of Newton Parks and Recreation Department hosts the annual Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. April 13 at Southside Park.

Newton breaks ground on new fire station HQ

The City of Newton on Friday moved forward with its plan to build a new fire station headquarters with a groundbreaking ceremony at 119 S. Brady Ave.

Mayor declares state of emergency for City (UPDATED: SOE terminated)

City of Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman on Wednesday signed a proclamation declaring a state of emergency for the City of Newton due to the significant winter storm that began today.

Rec dept. events cancelled, rescheduled

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department has cancelled basketball games scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

City Council workshop set; meeting time, location change

The Newton City Council will hold its annual Planning Workshop from Feb. 17 to Feb. 19 at the Newton Expo.

Snow Creek sewer outfall line project begins soon

The work is expected to begin around February 17, 2014 and should be completed around August 15, 2014.

Mayor, Teen Leadership students speak at  N-CMS

Participants in Teen Leadership Newton 2013 continue to practice leadership skills on Friday as they spoke to Newton-Conover Middle School students about the transition from middle to high school.

Water Treatment Plant releases 2013 CCR

The City of Newton proudly presents the annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) for the year 2013.

City of Newton electric customers urged to be cautious

Across the state, NC Public Power utility customers are reporting that scammers are threatening service disconnection unless immediate payment is received.

Softball tournament planned in Newton

The City of Newton Parks and Recreation Department will keep you moving this winter with softball tournaments. Join us and stay fit and healthy this winter.

Officer Carolyn Deal retires after 20 years of service

The City of Newton bid farewell at the end of January to long serving police officer Carolyn Deal, who dedicated 20 years of her career to the City of Newton.

Human Relations Council accepting 2014 Unity Award nominations

The City of Newton Human Relations Council is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Unity Award. The award recognizes a Newton resident, business or industry that has contributed to racial and cultural harmony in the City of Newton.

Annual BAC meeting will celebrate businesses

The Newton Business Advisory Committee invites business owners and guests to attend the second annual Newton Business Meeting. "Business Chronology Celebration" begins at 5 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Old Post Office Playhouse, 10 S. Main Ave.

Notification of Wastewater Spill

House Bill 1160, which the General Assembly enacted in July 1999, requires municipalities, animal operations, industries and others who operate waste handling systems to issue news releases when a waste spill of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.

Senior Citizens Sweetheart Dance on Feb. 20

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Senior Citizens Sweetheart Dance for those age 55 and older from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 20.

Newton City Council adopts animal cruelty ordinance

The Newton City Council on Jan. 7, 2014 adopted an ordinance pertaining to animal cruelty which stipulates that all animals must be kept and treated under sanitary and humane conditions with adequate food, water and shelter.

Newton City Council adopts tobacco free ordinance

The use of all tobacco products by the general public is now prohibited on all city property after the Newton City Council on Jan. 7, 2014 adopted a tobacco free ordinance.

Electric Division receives ElectriCities safety award

The City of Newton Electric Division in 2012 experienced no lost-time injuries while performing electrical system operations. On Jan. 7, ElectriCities recognized the City's Electric Division with the Municipal Electric Safety Award.

Chief WWTP Operator retires after 37 years of service

After nearly 40 years of dedication to the City of Newton, third-generation city employee Dwight Wilson Jr. retired at the end of December.

Newton Rec, CVCC offer winter classes

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department and Catawba Valley Community College are proud to present classes which are sure to interest you or someone you know.

Youth sports sign-ups begin Jan. 6

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department will begin registration on Jan. 6 for the 2014 youth baseball, spring soccer and girls volleyball programs. Registration continues through Jan. 31 for returning players and city residents.

City offices closed for Christmas, New Year holidays

City of Newton offices will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24 through Thursday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday.

Newton Police Dept. hosts holiday luncheon for seniors

A group of senior citizens in Newton enjoyed a homemade meal Dec. 10 at the Newton Police Department's annual Senior Citizens Holiday Luncheon at the Newton Rec Center.

Two police officers receive community service award

The Newton Police Department on Dec. 10 recognized two officers at the Newton City Council meeting for their life saving efforts during a recent emergency call.

Rec offers "Yoga for Seniors" classes in December

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department and Catawba County Council on Aging are offering on Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 "Yoga for Seniors" to those ages 55 and older.

Newton staff engaged in "Stayin' Alive" initiative

During October and November, the City of Newton collaborated with a volunteer from Catawba Valley Medical Center in educating and training all employees in compression-only CPR.

Free children's basketball skills clinic on Dec. 7

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a free basketball skills clinic for players and coaches on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Newton Recreation Center, 23 S. Brady Ave.

Sentimental Expressions and Designs hosts ribbon cutting

For those seeking homemade gifts with a personal touch for their loved ones this holiday season, start with a visit to Sentimental Expressions and Designs, 112 N. Main Ave.

Big Sig's Military Surplus holds grand opening

Find camouflage gear, heavy duty boots, wilderness survival gear and more at Big Sig's Military Surplus and Tactical Supply. The new business held its grand opening Nov. 20 and celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Eastern Sky CDC hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

Eastern Sky Child Development Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 20 celebrating the opening of the learning center.

Police Department promotes two

The Newton Police Department promoted Tim Hayes to the rank of major and Brian Cloninger to the rank of sergeant, and on Nov. 18 held a promotion ceremony at Newton City Hall.

Turkey Toss Horseshoe Tournament on Nov. 23

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Turkey Toss Horseshoe Tournament beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at Westside/Jaycee Park.

Newton Christmas Gospel Fest on Dec. 21

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Christmas Gospel Fest from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at Central Recreation Center, 301 S. Ervin Ave.

Central Holiday Basketball Tournament Dec. 9-12

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Central Holiday Basketball Tournament from Dec. 9 to 12 at the Central Recreation Center.

Senior Citizens Christmas Dance on Dec. 5

The Newton Recreation Department is sponsoring its annual Senior Citizens Christmas Dance for those age 55 and older on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 7 to 10 p.m. on the lower level of the Newton Recreation Center, 23 S. Brady Ave.  Music will be provided by "Midnight Flyers," a variety band with more than 25 years of experience.

Newton Depot will host open house on Nov. 16

The general public is invited to drop in at the Historic Newton Depot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 to view the progress at the Southeastern Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum being developed by the Newton Depot Authority.

Council Member Lawing re-elected to NCLM Board of Directors

Newton City Council Member Mary Bess Lawing was re-elected during the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) Annual Conference to serve on the NCLM Board of Directors. She will continue to serve as the League District 11 representative.

Newton Rec schedules annual Fall Cemetery Clean-up

To help enhance the appearance of its cemeteries, the City of Newton will hold its annual Fall Cemetery Clean-up from Monday, Nov. 10 to Friday, Nov. 14.

Mayor, Teen Leadership students speak at elementary schools

Students at North Newton and South Newton elementary schools on Oct. 25 heard from Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman and a group of 2013 Teen Leadership Newton participants about the impact and pitfalls of drug use on their futures.

Newton 101 program closes with graduation

The fifth annual Newton 101 Citizens Academy came to a close Oct. 24 as 18 participants celebrated with a graduation ceremony at Newton City Hall.

Electric customers targeted in telephone scam

The City of Newton urges its electric customers to be alert and wary of a telephone scam that has been reported in a number of states.

Register for rec youth leagues Nov. 2 at Academy Sports

The Recreation Department and Academy Sports+Outdoors are sponsoring an on-site registration drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Academy Sports+Outdoors, 2162 US 70 SE, Hickory.

Newton earns three Public Power Awards of Excellence

The City of Newton was among more than 20 cities and towns that received Public Power Awards of Excellence, which were announced at the 2013 ElectriCities Annual Conference.

Mayor Stedman attends Local Elected Leaders Academy program

City of Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman was recognized Oct. 15 at the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) annual conference for achieving the Practitioner level of the Local Elected Leaders Academy (LELA).

Fire hydrant testing begins Oct. 21 in northeast quadrant

The City of Newton Fire Department we will be conducting annual fire hydrant maintenance and testing beginning Monday, Oct. 21.

Loose-leaf collection continues through mid-January

The City of Newton offers curbside loose-leaf collection, which helps citizens to properly dispose of the leaves while ensuring that storm drains do not get clogged. Leaf collection is scheduled to begin October 21 and is expected to end in mid-January.

Newton celebrates Public Power Week Oct. 6-12

The week of October 6-12 is the annual Public Power Week, an opportunity for public utilities to highlight the value of their municipal electric system.

Newton Police Dept. recognizes Rev. FitzPatrick for chaplain membership

The Newton Police Department recognized the Rev. Paul FitzPatrick on Tuesday as he joined the International Conference of Police Chaplains.

Hydrant testing in southwest quadrant begins Sept. 30

The City of Newton Fire Department we will be conducting annual fire hydrant maintenance and testing beginning Monday, Sept. 30. The Fire Department will be concentrating on the fire hydrants in the southwest quadrant (south of A Street and west of Main Avenue) for the next several weeks.

Newton highlights culture and arts on Oct. 13

Join the City of Newton, Catawba County Museum of History and Green Room Community Theatre on Sunday, October 13 as we celebrate culture and arts in Newton.

Halloween Spooktacular set for Oct. 26

Start planning your Halloween costume and mark your calendar for the Downtown Newton Halloween Spooktacular.

Light Up the Town, luminary project in December

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. Dec. 1.

Adam Cloninger named Newton Fire Marshal

The City of Newton is pleased to announce the selection of Adam Cloninger as the Newton Fire Marshal.

Fire hydrant testing begins Sept. 23 in northeast quadrant

The City of Newton Fire Department we will be conducting annual fire hydrant maintenance and testing beginning Monday, Sept. 23.

Tortilleria opens in Plaza Latina with ribbon cutting

Enjoy freshly made corn tortillas for dinner by grabbing an order at Tortilleria el Ayate, 1901-K Northwest Blvd.

Mulch giveaway runs from Sept. 26-28

The City of Newton will offer free mulch at its Boston Road facility from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Sept. 26 to Sept. 28.

Newton Rec, Council on Aging schedule flu shot clinics

The City of Newton Parks & Recreation Department and the Catawba County Council On Aging are offering two flu shot clinics from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 3 and 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 29.

Newton Rec Center hosting AARP Driver Safety Program

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department, the Catawba County Council on Aging and AARP are sponsoring the AARP Driving Safety Program Course from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Newton Recreation Center, 23 S. Brady Ave.

Youth basketball and indoor soccer registration begins Oct. 1

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department will begin registration on Tuesday, Oct. 1 for youth basketball and indoor soccer.

ArtFEST welcomes NC artists to downtown Newton

Take in visual arts, music and more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 21 when the 9th Annual ArtFEST comes to downtown Newton.

Southside Park re-opens Aug. 30

Southside Park is now open to the public. The playground area remains closed.

City Council: Public hearing Sept. 3 on definition of Residential Maternity Homes

The Newton City Council will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3 to consider Zoning Text Amendment Application #2013-01 that seeks to define a Residential Maternity Home and which zoning districts such homes would be allowed to locate.

"Yoga for Seniors" returns in September

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department and the Catawba County Council on Aging will offer "Yoga for Seniors" September 5, 12 ,19 and 26 for a suggested donation of $3 per class for those ages 55 and over.

Rec, CVCC offering quilting, needlework, carving, shag and painting classes

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department and Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) proudly present eight classes which are sure to interest you or someone you know.

Mission Medical Primary Care holds ribbon cutting

Mission Medical Primary Care hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday to celebrate its opening in Newton. The new clinic is located at 121 West B St.

Newton Fire Dept. promotes two to captains

The Newton Fire Department promoted two firefighters/engineers to captain, noting their dedication and leadership to the fire service. William Russell Barlow will serve as the captain of A shift and William Troy Scott will serve as captain of C shift.

Eat Smart Move More walking trails marked in downtown Newton

Get moving and get active by taking a walk in downtown Newton on one of three new walking trails. The City of Newton, Eat Smart Move More Catawba County, Catawba County Public Health and Catawba County Health Partners have joined together to mark the three trails, which range in distance from 1 to 2 miles.

City offices closed on Labor Day

City of Newton offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 in observation of Labor Day.

Mayor Stedman speaks at North Newton Elementary dedication

City of Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman, members of the Newton City Council and city officials on Thursday, August 22, 2013 joined Newton-Conover City Schools at the building dedication ceremony for North Newton Elementary School.

Police Dept. swears in two officers

Two police officers were sworn in to the Newton Police Department on Aug. 14 during a ceremony at Newton City Hall.

Fire hydrant testing begins Aug. 28 in northwest quadrant

The City of Newton Fire Department we will be conducting annual fire hydrant maintenance and testing beginning Wed., Aug. 28. The Fire Department will be concentrating on the fire hydrants in the northwest quadrant (north of A Street and west of Main Avenue) for the next several weeks.

Proposed plans for new fire dept. headquarters now available

The proposed architectural plans for the Newton Fire Department headquarters are now on display at City Hall and available online.

Southeastern Monuments holds ribbon cutting ceremony

Southeastern Monuments and Bronze celebrated on Friday the opening of its Newton office at 1524 Northwest Blvd. The business offers monuments, bronze markers, urns, granite company signs, vases and more.

2013 Soldiers Reunion photos available online

Photos from 124th Annual Soldiers Reunion events are available online at Facebook and Flickr.

Fire Dept. receives federal grant

U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry on Aug. 13, 2013 presented the Newton Fire Department with a $126,102 check from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

Newton Police spin; raise $9,100 for Special Olympics

Officers from the Newton Police Department on Sunday participated in the inaugural Special Olympics Spin-A-Thon, helping raise $9,100 for the Special Olympics. The Spin-A-Thon took place prior to the Soldiers Reunion Car Show and Cruisin'.

Once Upon a Time Books holds ribbon cutting

A new children's bookstore stocking local authors celebrated its grand opening Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Once Upon a Time – A Unique Children's Bookstore and More is located at 24 East First St.

Newton Water Treatment Plant earns 10th consecutive AWOP Award

For the 10th consecutive year, the City of Newton Water Treatment Plant received the North Carolina Area Wide Optimization Award for the year 2012.

Property owners may apply for grants, loans to cover flood damage

Catawba County Emergency Management received word on the afternoon of August 7, 2013, that North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed a letter granting Catawba County a State Disaster Declaration for Type 1 Individual Assistance, which will provide much needed support to individuals and families following the flash flooding on July 27th that caused major damage to much of the county.

Coffey, Watson retire from Newton Fire Department

The Newton Fire Department on July 31 bid farewell to two retiring employees, Fire Marshal Dale Coffey and Fire Inspector/Educator David Watson.

Flood Assistance Partnership provides hands-on help

Catawba County Emergency Management has organized a Flood Assistance Partnership to address individual family needs following the extensive flooding that has affected Catawba County and other parts of the area since July 27, 2013.

Landfill extends hours to assist in storm clean up

Catawba County's Blackburn Landfill will be open for extended hours on Saturdays throughout August to assist cities and towns, and the public, with the disposal of debris from the flooding in the county on July 27, 2013.

Central Rec Center offering girls basketball camp

The Central Recreation Center is sponsoring a Girls Back to Basics Basketball Camp for ages 13 to 17 years.

Mayor speaks briefly with Gov. McCrory

Storms on July 27, 2013 left many areas of Newton flooded and resulted in damage to City utilities. The City responded quickly to restore power and water service to its citizens, but there's still work to do in the days ahead.

Register now for Newton 101

In September, Newton 101 Citizens Academy returns for a fifth year. Register now for the opportunity to learn more about how the City of Newton operates, the services it offers and the history of the City.

CCHA awards Newton the Becky Hart Preservation Award

A year after the Newton Downtown Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Catawba County Historical Association on Sunday at its annual meeting awarded the City of Newton with the Becky Hart Preservation Award.

Notification of wastewater spill in Catawba County

The City of Newton experienced a sanitary sewer overflows on July 27, 2013 due to heavy rainfall: 3,340 gallons at 210 N. Ashe Ave. into Hildebran Creek (Anthony Creek).

Pat Kincaid wins August Yard of the Month award

The Newton Appearance Commission on Wednesday recognized Pat Kincaid of Merrywood Drive for her yard, honoring her with the August "Yard of the Month" award.

City helping residents recover

City of Newton employees on Saturday responded quickly to damage from flooding due to heavy rains. The City is continuing to help its residents recover from the flooding.

UPDATED: Mayor declares state of emergency

City of Newton water customers are not under a boil advisory. However, anyone served by a private water company should contact their provider regarding any advisories.

Fire hydrant testing begins Monday in Southeast Quadrant

The City of Newton Fire Department we will be conducting annual fire hydrant maintenance and testing beginning Monday, July 29. The Fire Department will be concentrating on the fire hydrants in the Southeast Quadrant (south of A Street and east of Main Avenue) for the next several weeks.

Movies in the Park extended one week

Movies in the Park will run for an additional week this summer and close the free summer movie series on July 19.

ArtFest set for Sept. 21 in downtown Newton

The Newton Festival and Events Committee will host the Seventh Annual Newton ArtFest on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Courthouse Square in downtown Newton.

Cornhole tournament scheduled for Aug. 13

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Soldiers Reunion Cornhole Tournament at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 13 in the parking lot of the Newton Recreation Center, 23 S. Brady Ave.

City offices closed on July 4

City of Newton offices will be closed Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.

July "Yard of the Month" award goes to Bob Pratter

The Newton Appearance Commission on Thursday recognized Bob Pratter of Farmington Hills Drive for his yard, honoring him with the July "Yard of the Month" award.

Central Community Yard Sale on August 3 - CANCELLED

Join the City of Newton for the Central Community Yard Sale and see what treasures you can find. The yard sale will take place from 7 a.m. until noon Saturday, August 3 at Central Recreation Park, 301 Stadium Drive.

Learn and play at the Newton pool

There's plenty to do at the Newton Recreation Center swimming pool, 23 S. Brady Ave. Cool off and celebrate the Fourth of July with us, or join us later in July for swimming lessons.

Fire hydrant testing in Southwest Quadrant begins July 8

The City of Newton Fire Department we will be conducting annual fire hydrant maintenance and testing beginning Monday, July 8.

Fire department adds iPads

The Newton Fire Department is streamlining its processes with the help of iPads.

Motorcycle, Truck & Car Show on Oct. 5

Start your engines! The Newton Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the Motorcycle, Truck & Car Show Classic at Southside Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5.

Kids Football Skills Clinic set for July 13 at Westside/Jaycee Park

The Newton Parks & Recreation Department and the Catawba County Hornets are sponsoring a Football Skills Clinic for boys and girls ages 4–12.

City Council meeting in July cancelled

The July 9, 2013 regular Newton City Council meeting has been cancelled.

Newton rec events complement Soldiers Reunion

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department will host several events to complement the 124th Annual Soldiers Reunion.

Soldiers Reunion returns for 124th year

The 124th Annual Soldiers Reunion returns once again this August. Reunion Week kicks off Sunday, August 11 and culminates with Reunion Day and the Reunion Parade on Thursday, August 15.

American chestnut restoration program on June 20

The Newton Tree Board will host a presentation on The American Chestnut Foundation's (TACF) work to restore American chesnuts to the eastern forests of the United States.

Newton rec offering water aerobics

The Newton Parks and Recreation Department will offer "Water Aerobics" on Monda