NEWTON, NC (Aug. 13, 2013) - 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. The Newton Fire Department will use the grant to purchase 31 radios, completing its transition to 800 MHz radios. McHenry announced in May the awarding of the grant to Newton.
From left, Newton Deputy Fire Chief Jimmy Martin, Newton Council Members Bill Lutz, Robert Abernethy Jr., Mary Bess Lawing, Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman, Newton Fire Chief Kevin Yoder, Congressman Patrick McHenry, Newton Council Member Tom Rowe, Battalion Chief Randy Walker, Fire Capt. Troy Scott, Fire Engineer Brandon Drum and Firefigher Dylan Jolly.