City investigates spill in Highlands neighborhood

November 12, 2013

NEW — 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 2013

Source: City of Newcastle An oil spill covering streets in the Newcastle Highlands neighborhood made for slick roads Nov. 12.

Source: City of Newcastle
An oil spill covering streets in the Newcastle Highlands neighborhood made for slick roads Nov. 12.

The Newcastle Public Works Department is investigating a spill that caused a light coating of gasoline or oil to cover streets in the Newcastle Highlands neighborhood Nov. 12. Read more

Chamber to celebrate community with Nov. 13 Diamond Awards

November 12, 2013

NEW — 12:20 p.m. Nov. 12, 2013

By Christina Corrales-Toy The 2012 Diamond Award recipients pose with their new hardware at The Golf Club of Newcastle Nov. 14.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
The 2012 Diamond Award recipients pose with their new hardware at The Golf Club at Newcastle Nov. 14.

The Golf Club at Newcastle is set to literally roll out the red carpet for the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce’s Diamond Awards Nov. 13. Read more

Giving a spit

November 12, 2013

Long ago, our fraternal grandmother told us that our great-great-great-grandfather was the famous Cherokee Yellow Bird. Of course she also told us that my grandfather discovered radar but that his secrets were stolen, which explained why there were no statues of him in the town square.

That should have put me on my guard, but I craved a more exciting background than the one provided by our known German/English heritage, which was filled with brewery workers and pattern-makers and was as boring as sturdy shoes and white bread.

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