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Archive - Jun 2012

June 8th

County seeks agriculture sustainability

June 8, 2012

Catawba County is beginning development of a plan to sustain agricultural land in the county that will focus on economic development for agriculture and the recruitment of young farmers.

The public is invited to submit ideas and suggestions online at http://www.catawbacountync.gov/Planning/Sustainability/ or at a set of public workshops scheduled for July.

Catawba approves budget with split vote

June 8, 2012

Catawba officials disagreed this week on a budget that cuts overall town fire department spending by more than 18 percent.

With a vote of 3-2, Catawba Town Council approved a $913,567 budget that maintains the town’s current tax rate of 48 cents per $100 of valuation and attempts to cut down on the use of town savings, or its fund balance.
 

Catawba seeks green light for traffic signal

June 8, 2012

State senators and local officials are lobbying the state Department of Transportation to install a stoplight at what they say is one of the area’s most dangerous intersections.

Catawba man charged with murder

June 8, 2012

A Catawba man has been charged with murder in the death of a local woman found dead inside a burning car Thursday in Sherrills Ford.

Police charged Jermaine Wilkes, 32, of 2282 Edna St. in Catawba, with murder, burning personal property and destroying remains to conceal a death. He is being held in the Catawba County Detention Center under a $150,000 bond.

June 7th

‘95 Blast Blue girls ready despite long break

June 7, 2012

After a long break off from winning the state Kepner Cup last fall, the Catawba Valley Youth Soccer Association (CVYSA) ‘95 Blast Blue girls soccer team is ready to compete at the Region III President Cup tournament today in Greensboro.

Blast Blue boys carry momentum from Kepner Cup

June 7, 2012

Coming off a 3-1 victory against Twins Silver at the state Kepner Cup two weeks ago, the ‘96 Blast Blue boys soccer team heads into today’s Region III Presidents Cup tournament carrying momentum.

To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Crawdads take finale against RiverDogs, 7-3

June 7, 2012

Behind 14 hits, the Hickory Crawdads topped the Charleston RiverDogs in their series finale Thursday in South Carolina.

Hickory (32-27) scored two runs in the first inning and three runs in the fourth inning to pull out to the 5-0 lead and remain ahead the entire ball game.

Five Crawdads drove in one run each, including catcher Kellin Deglan, who hit a solo home run.

READER POLL: How much does the hike hurt?

June 7, 2012

Newton City Council has not yet adopted its budget due to disagreement on a proposed electric rate hike of about 6 percent for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

Such a hike would increase the average Newton customer’s monthly bill by $7.43, or $89.16 a year. The average Newton power customer’s bill would climb to $123.46 per month.

Friday, June 8, 2012

June 7, 2012

Willie “Muh” Brooks Ray, 85, of Lincolnton, departed this life Monday, June 4, 2012, at the Cardinal Health Care and Rehabilitation Center of Lincolnton. E.F. Drum Funeral Home is serving the Ray family.

Body found in burned car

June 7, 2012

Catawba County authorities launched a homicide investigation after discovering a dead body inside a burning car Thursday in rural Sherrills Ford.

Sheriff Coy Reid said investigators are searching for leads in a situation where he thinks foul play was involved.

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