Missing Newcastle man found safe in Newport Hills

August 27, 2013

UPDATED — 1:05 p.m. Aug. 28, 2013

Taji Ali was found safe in the Newport Hills neighborhood Aug. 27.

Taji Ali was found safe in the Newport Hills neighborhood Aug. 27.

Missing Newcastle man Taji Ali was found safe last evening in the Newport Hills neighborhood, according to Newcastle Police Chief Melinda Irvine. Read more

City looks to fill commission vacancy

August 27, 2013

NEW — 12:15 p.m. Aug. 27, 2013

The city of Newcastle is looking for a volunteer to serve on the Community Activities Commission, after current commissioner Craig Belcher resigned from his post.

Seven Newcastle residents serve on the commission, facilitating events and programs in the city.

Applicants must be Newcastle residents, at least 18 years of age and have an interest in community events, city parks and recreational programs. Mayor Rich Crispo said he would like to see more young people on the city’s volunteer commissions.

Applications are reviewed by the mayor who recommends appointments to the full City Council for their approval. If selected, new members will be appointed for a four-year term. Read more