Archive - May 2012
A proposed $38.8 million budget in Newton raises garbage fees $36 per year and increases power rates 6.4 percent for all customers of the city's electric system.
Property tax rates in the city will remain unchanged at 48 cents per $100 valuation.
Debra Jean Reichard Bruner, 60, of Newton, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at her home.
The Bruner family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
Kyle Drum vacates his seat on the Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education at the end of this month. He is moving out of the district to be closer to his job.
Catawba County's proposed 2012-13 fiscal year budget includes millions of dollars for school construction, as well as funding for three new sheriff's office patrol deputies.
Catawba County's 2012 primary election results are official after elections leaders canvassed votes Tuesday.
County elections director Larry Brewer said no race outcomes changed following the canvass, a final certification of voting results.
There seems to be lots of hoopla going on these days about the dire straits of athletics at Maiden High School.
For a few years it seemed as if Blue Devil athletics were on a declining trend struggling to regain the glories of past seasons. In all the debate over coaching, everyone has overlooked what this bunch of kids has accomplished.
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office recently reported the following arrests and incidents.
* Michael Emmanuel Tucker, 38, of Hickory, was arrested on a charge of non-support/non-payment of alimony. He was held in the Catawba County Detention Center on a $1,000 secured bond.
Heavy rains flooded the Hickory Metro to start the week, a train rammed a tractor-trailer truck full of chemicals and some of the state's newest champions call Catawba County home.
Whatever they've had throw their way, the St. Stephens outfield trio of Briana Thornburg, Alana Starnes and Taylor Lail continues to make big catches.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The Newton-Conover golf team stands in third place after the first day of the 2A state golf tournament at Long Leaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines.
The Red Devils, the 2012 CVAC champions, carded a team score of 310, seven strokes behind North Lincoln for second place and 20 strokes behind tournament-leading Salisbury.