Newton celebrates retirement of lab analyst

Staff Writer

NEWTON, N.C. – Newton celebrated the retirement of Wastewater Treatment Plant Lab Analyst Terry Laws during a luncheon on April 21.

Laws joined the city of Newton as an operator at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in August 1991. He became a Lab Analyst I in September 2000.

Laws showed his dedication to the city by developing strong working relationships with his coworkers. He is known for always showing up to work and for his good-natured demeanor.

“Congratulations to you,” Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman said during the luncheon. “Thank you for your service to the city.”

Public Works and Utilities Director Dusty Wentz echoed Stedman’s sentiment and thanked Laws for running the lab at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

“We all have our jobs down here,” Wentz said. “Terry is one of the guys I can always rely on to jump in and fill in when he’s needed, and that’s invaluable.”

“Terry has always been dependable,” said Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent Eric Jones. “He’s always helped train new employees and we’re going to miss him.”

Laws said he planned to begin his retirement by relaxing and spending time with his granddaughter, Bella.

The city of Newton thanks Terry Laws for his service and wishes him many happy years of retirement.