Archive - Mar 7, 2011
Two men were indicted Monday on murder charges at the Catawba County Justice Center.
The Catawba County Grand Jury indicted Michael Joseph Anderson, 19, of Hickory, and Brian Todd Hieb, 43, of Sherrills Ford, on murder charges stemming from two unrelated deaths. The clerk of court's office said Monday that the indictments don't specify whether the murder charge is first or second degree.
Catawba County received a more than $200,000 grant to increase the visibility of its small, rural manufacturers.
The web-based program will connect small companies with potential clients through the worldwide exposure of the Internet, in the hope of creating and retaining manufacturing jobs in Catawba County.
Martha Smith Yount, of Blowing Rock, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Watauga Medical Center in Boone. The Yount family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
John W. Hatchett passed away peacefully in his sleep at Carillon Assisted Living in Newton on March 5, 2011. Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations are providing professional services to the Hatchett family.
A Claremont warehouse has a new occupant, according to a statement released Monday from a private real estate company.
JER Partners announced that Sutter Street Manufacturing, a division of home-goods manufacturer Williams-Sonoma, will lease the entire warehouse on Kelly Boulevard in Claremont. The company's decision to come to Claremont, however, is a business move the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation and the city of Claremont have yet to confirm.
After the Catawba County Schools Board of Education announced a new superintendent for the countyâ€™s largest school system, we fire darts at officials who orchestrated the search.
Riverbend Park, off N.C. 16 in northern Catawba County, is closed Monday for the safety of the public.
Duke Energy will open flood gates at the Oxford Dam following weekend rains. Conditions are unsafe for patrons at the park when the flood gates open.