Familiar figures who contributed to the book include writer, editor, historian, and longtime resident Sylvia Kidd Ray; photographer and CVCC professor Clayton Joe Young; and Dr. Amber Clawson Albert, former executive director of the Historical Association of Catawba County.
Among the topics the book covers are the lasting power of Courthouse Square, the loss of Catawba College, the constant change of the business community, the demise of grand downtown hotels, the shifts in location of the Observer News Enterprise, the constancy of the State Theater, the shuttering of the North Newton business strip, the growth of local churches and the library, and the reassuring presence of notable Newton homes.
For more information about the presentation or the Catawba County Libraries, visit www.catawbacountync.gov/library, call 828.465.8664, email email@example.com, or visit them on Facebook.
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