Archive - Oct 11, 2010
Political signs accumulate in yards and city streets as election day nears. Some of those signs, however, could be illegal.
Illegal campaign sign placement is a violation of littering laws, said Larry Brewer Catawba County Board of Elections director. The Board of Elections, however, does not have the authority to enforce the laws.
"We don't control signs," Brewer said. "We're not the sign police, so to speak."
Littering law violations on public rights-of-way are enforced by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Claremont's new city manager is in office and ready to serve the citizens.
Doug Barrick started Sept. 27 as Claremont city manger, and he said he is excited for the opportunities the job holds.
"So far, so good," Barrick said. "It's just been a whirlwind."
Since his first day in office, Barrick sat down with department heads and discussed ongoing projects and other partnerships.
"My focus has been on meeting all the people we work with," he said.
Harold Brantley Cline, 95, of Gastonia, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, at home in Gastonia. McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia assisted the family of Cline with arrangements.
George Charles McCray, 62, of Hickory, passed away Oct. 8, 2010, at N.C. State Veterans Home in Salisbury. Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of George Charles McCray.